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

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

    sashkashurik

      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 11.7.0.1013) 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,

      Alex