2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2013 12:11 AM by parsec

    How to Rebuild Intel Raid(ICH10R) Outside of Windows?


      Computer Info:

      Board - Asus P6T WS Pro

      SouthBridge- ICH10R

      Chipset - X58

      CPU - Intel Core i7 920


      This board has also a Marvell chip for two SAS drives so my config is:


      2x SAS Drives in Raid 1 with Marvell chip

      3x SATA drives in Raid 5 with Intel chip

      Normally it is impossible to use both raid configs BUT there is a workaround on the net that basically requires to:

      1) Enable + configure intel Raid

      2) Disable intel ROM for raid (set as AHCI)

      3) Enable Marvell ROM for SAS and configure Raid


      Once in OS everything works nicely: Both Raid arrays are recognised and work properly. They show up on hardware management and all other resources

      However, if one of the drives fails there is a problem.

      By reactivating Intel's ROM I have set for "Rebuild Array" and it says that the rebuild will continue once in the OS. In Windows 7, the Intel array the software(IRST does see that there is a problem(warning) but does not show the array and options to rebuild it. In fact, it does not show that there are any drives connected.

      My OS is on Marvell Raid and I have no additional drives to install a temporary windows OS and rebuild the array. Is there a way to rebuild the array by booting from a USB into some sort of DOS, UNIX or any other portable OS? Are there any other options?


      Thank you for your help,