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Dosmastr, have you installed Windows 8.1 after you change the setting from the SATA Mode? I know that every time you change SATA mode, it would be necessary to reinstall the OS.
Which version of the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology do you have installed?
Hi, Thanks for the info. I was afraid of that.
RST version is 22.214.171.1246
I'm just curious why it sort of sees the drives but doesn't show them. I'm about to pull the one I THINK is the failing unit now and see what happens
That was because the operating system was not installed after you change the SATA mode on your system.
I think you misunderstood.
This issue was present before I changed ANY bios settings. The reason I changed bios settings was to try and resolve this... however, changing the SATA setting to anything but what it was when the OS was installed, (AHCI) gave me a BSOD, so I changed it back to ahci -- which is the same as when the OS was installed.
the issue was here before I changed any settings- I'm trying to figure out the cause and then a solution.
My recommendation for you at this point will be to back up all data on a different hard drive and start the RAID from scratch.
Change the SATA mode to RAID before the installation of the OS. Make sure you are able to see the hard drives under BIOS.
Access the Ctrl I menu and create the RAID volume you prefer.
If you start having the same behavior, you may need to replace the motherboard, it could be defective.
Backup is commencing but I welcome any suggestions on how to get the intel rapid storage to SEE the disk to Build a new RAID
After removing the drive I think is bad, the intel RST software sees the replacement drive, but not the remaining RAID 1 disk.
I Think I'll still need to reinstall win 8.1,
Exactly how does the SATA setting in the bios effect RST?
Despite the flaws I raised, it appeared to be functioning as it should on the lower levels.