1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 3, 2014 10:50 AM by allan_intel

    Problem re-setting up Rapid Storage Technology Driver based RAID 1 volume

    Richard-Cooke

      I have a test & development PC running Windows 7 64-bit PRO using an Asus m/b featuring Intel chipsets and CPU.

       

      I boot from a 128G SSD.  And use two 2T drives in RAID 1 mode for my development projects (and a few games).  I did have to add a GE Force graphics card to make my games happy....  But that is not relevant.

       

      Something went "very wrong" with my RAID 1 volume.  And since I had re-mapped my user folders to it from the SSD boot drive, Windows was not happy.  Lots of errors. Lots of file/folder structure errors.  Windows forced me to run a boot checkdisk, that found lots of problems, but before finishing the repair Checkdisk would crash and force a reboot!  And try to fix the drive again.

       

      i may have accelerated the crash by updating BIOS and not realising the default SATA setting is IDE not AHCI.

       

      I switched to my backup "admin" account - not mapped from the SSD.  Was able to get into windows without error, and could see my RAID drives as seperate disks.

       

      I backed up my data to a NAS.

       

      Now when I run the RST driver installer it completes without error.  Re-activates my RAID 1 storage.  But in the management screen I cannot access the Volume information (its not even listed).

       

      It just shows all the physical drives, and what SATA jack they are in:

       

      1 SSD

      2 DVD1

      3 Seagate 2T

      4 WD 2T

      5 DVD2

      6 spare (goes to eSata jack on the case)

       

      My DVDs used to be connected through a PCI card (Vantec UGT-ST622).  I decided that was silly to use with so many spare SATA jacks on the m/b so I moved the two DVDs onto m/b jacks.

       

      But I am wondering now if having the optical drives on the m/b jacks is preventing the RST control panel from working properly?

       

      I have not found any mention anyplace that the jacks must be left un connected for the RST driver to work.  Is this an issue?

       

      Thanks in Advance!

      Rich.