this is really old ground i supplied all questions that you ask
yes it was a clean install which the 'intel' product should have protected itself from, no good mirroring an error that will not help and did not help
there was never any warning window as we re-installed win 7
i don't know what the 'intel rapid store' software cost me but it offers me no protection, i had to pay (we are on a low income base) for a tech' to do a recovery because my questions were not dealt with here at 'intel'
the only way i can see for the future is to convert this second HDD to a backup storage system, 'intel' failed us, in an honest world we would be offered some recompense
can i suggest to the 'intel' software developers build some protection into the program so the licensed owner can rescue himself, i don't know how many reads my problem got but involvement from others was not good