1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 28, 2014 9:38 AM by kevin_intel

    RAID1 Recovery


      Hello to everyone

      So recently I dismantled my system - which entailed removing my Intel 3930K and other components.


      I was running a RAID1 configuration succesfully in Windows 7 Pro x64 and in order to maintain my system as it was on rebuild, I made careful note of all my connections for reassembly and I didn't change any hardware so same setup exactly as before see below for exact info.


      On startup however the system booted into BIOS but I exited without changing anything in the config. I guess I expected once Windows booted that everything would be configured exactly as before (yeah probably didn't think that one through enough). However, while everything booted fine I lost my RAID config and am unsure of the exact steps to take to recover my old setup.


      Of course I now realise - having checked the BIOS - the harddrives got reset to ACHI not RAID. I was reluctant to simply reset to RAID without checking. Of course my system would have expected to see RAID on boot but I got no warnings or errors.


      Just in case I wasn't clear this message was written on the RIVE in Windows 7 Pro x64, so the system is ruining but not in RAID. Also for info I'm running IRST enterprise edition 3_5


      This is what I have tried so far - I re-entered the BIOS ans reset SATA to RAID (from ACHI) save+exit

      On reboot the RAID set (2x256SSDs) is seen correctly - it starts promising - then Windows starts loading.... however, it blue screens with an error too fast for me to see and then on restart it offers to repair windows. BUT at this point I decided to and restart resetting to ACHI to get back into Windows. I'm still hoping that there is some way to recover this?


      If someone would be so kind as to guide me through recovery I would be grateful.

      Any help and advice will be very welcome!


      MB: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME Rev1.02 | BIOS: 3404 | Intel X79

      CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 3930K (C2) Sandybridge-E Unlocked

      Cooler: Corsair H80i Hydro

      RAM: 4x8 Corsair Dominator 32GB DDR3 1866 Quad

      PSU: Corsair HX 1050W Pro Gold

      GFX: x2 EVGA 4GB GeForce GTX 670 SC

      SSD: x2 Samsung 256GB 830 SSD RAID 1

      HDD: x2 WD SATA III 1TB Caviar Red WD10EFRX

      Mon: Dell Ultrasharp 30" LCD IPS U3011 + 2x Samsung 2443

      CASE: Lian Li ARMORSUIT PC-P80B Black

      KB+M: Mad Catz V5 | Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Black

      OS: Windows 7 Pro x64bit

        • 1. Re: RAID1 Recovery

          Hi SnQQpyDog,


          I am sorry to hear you are having problems but let me help you with your query.


          It is very strange that RAID failed when removing the processor. If you disconnect all components from a system with a RAID configuration and reconnect them back everything should be working normal even changing the processor model.


          Since you have RAID 1, the easiest way to set back the RAID is to access the CTRL-I and set the disks to Non-Raid. By doing this you will have all the information and then you can set the RAID 1 again using the IRST from the existing disk. It is important to mention that this can be done with RAID 1 only.