In order to remove the disabled status on the RAID array you can go to the “Acceleration Options” in Ctrl+I and choose to remove acceleration by pressing ‘r’. This will remove acceleration and the disabled state. You can also reset the Cache Disk to non-raid using the “reset disk to non-Raid” in Ctrl+I as well. Then you can reboot to Windows and re-enable Smart Response Technology in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Software. Note that you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS after resetting the Cache Disk.
I recommend backing up your information in case the problem persists and your volumes fails
You can also download the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology at:
Please let me know the behavior of the system after those troubleshooting steps
Thanks for the reply Ivanu
The first point is mute as when I go into the RAID Option ROM (CTRL-I) the array automatically fixes itself (see above picture)
My RAID software version was 14.5... so I updated to 14.6.....
The problem did not go away so I removed the cache from the array and made the 60GB disk a normal disk.
The RAID 1 is now functional every boot but the cache disk is still not visible. It then appears when I go into the RAID Option ROM. It also appears if I reboot the PC several times but do not go into the RAID Option ROM.
It looks like just this disk, the Vertex 2 SSD in ID 1, takes a long while to initialise.
I have checked all disks in a disk checker program and checked SMART status etc; there are no problems at all.
It looks like the problem is now "How can I keep the SSD cache visible on boot"
I have not tried using a different port, cables etc. for the SSD as the computer is quite heavily plumbed in and would take a few hours to do, I will try that when I next have some time off work. Also please note that these problems only started when I “upgraded” to Windows 10, on Windows 7 I had no problems at all.
Any other ideas?
Since your RAID 1 is working fine, but your SSD cache is not visible on boot anymore after upgrading to Windows 10 what I can recommend is to do a firmware update on your SSD.
You will need to contact your SSD manufacturer to get help to do a firmware update or if your SSD is an Intel® SSD you can get support to do firmware update here: