Jaesposito, since you have a RAID 0 on your system, this array do not offer redundancy, that means that if you make changes on the drive configuration will loss data.
I would recommend you to back up all the information, replace the hard drive that is causing the error and then rebuilt the RAID once you are on Windows.
The following link contains the User’s manual http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/8_x_raid_ahci_users_manual.pdf
Thank you. I'm up and running with four drives on a RAID10 configuration thanks to your help!
With this in mind, I have three questions:
1.) I updated my Intel Matrix Storage Manager software from version 126.96.36.1993 to the latest version - v.188.8.131.521. It is functioning properly. However upon startup, I noticed that the Option ROM is still running the old version 184.108.40.2063. My experience and logic tells me that the Option ROM should be upgraded to match the software. Do I need to do this and if so, can you provide guidance?
2.) In running the 220.127.116.111 software, I noticed that three of my four Seagate hard drives are running an older version of their Firmware. One of the drives is running a newer - but not the newest version - of firmware. Since these four drives are now part of a RAID10 array, should I worry about updating their firmware? If I attempt to do so, is there any risk that I could mess up the ARRAY and get stuck rebuilding from scratch again?
3.) Lastly, I noticed that my PC is running sluggish with this RAID10 configuration and that I sometimes see the spinning circle (aka hourglass) that the drives are doing something when running some data intensive activities. I did enable "Disk data cache," but am still seeing the same performance issue. Any thoughts on what this might be and how I can diagnose it?
Thanks again for the help!