Does anyone from Intel actually monitor/comment on these threads? This depressing because it seems to be a common issue and very easy to reproduce, yet no communication from Intel or even anyone else in the community.
While we usually recommend Intel® Rapid Storage Technology v 12.9 for Intel® 7 Series Express Chipset, we have to bear in mind that these versions were not designed to operate with Windows* 10. On the other hand, newer software releases are only compatible with newer chipset models.
Nevertheless, I have a question: Did you reset the drive to available or to non-RAID? I suppose it is possible the drive conserves RAID metadata in it after the operating system drive failed, try checking about this in Ctrl + I interface.