I am running a media center PC, Win 7 Ult, on 4 x WD10EARS 1TB drives on Raid 10. The mobo is an MSI with an ICH10R chipset.
Recently I had a hard drive failure at port 0. So I removed the disk to return it to WD. Everything still ran fine on three drives so I simply plugged in the replacement fourth drive, restarted and the Intel Matrix Storage Manager automatically started rebuilding.
A couple of things I noticed - firstly the new drive was the only drive with 4K sectors, the others were 512 and also the firmware was different to the other three.
I returned to it to check on progress about 2 hours later and to my horror I got a BSOD. I tried to reboot and the drive at port 1 has failed. It will not boot with either port 0 removed, port 1 or both saying the boot disk is missing.
I've done a little research and can't find a solution that relates to this problem. It's pretty important I rescue the data as there are years of family photos on there, not to mention docs and a music collection.
I've left it off to stop any further damage. If it helps I have a higher spec PC running Raid 0 on ICH10R which is working. The most important thing is to get the data back.
Any help where to start with this would be greatly appreciated!!
Could you please provide more information concerning the version of Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology or Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager that is installed in the operating system and the version of the Control I Option ROM in your motherboard?