Have a new Dell XPS8700, 4th gen i7. The motherboard is Intel 8 Series C220 - Z87
I have one 1TB Seagate drive which has Windows 8 on it, and two WD 2TB internal hard drives. I formatted both WDs, and selected RAID in BIOS. I selected the WD HDs to create a RAID 1 array. Windows 8 didn't recognize them, so I went to disk management and created a simple volume. The volume was formatted (not quick format) and now it shows as Healthy Partition. I guess it is ready to use, because now Windows Explorer shows it as one HD, 2TB in size.
My question is, Intel Rapid Storage keeps popping up the 'you may have an issue with your hardware' I go take a look at it, and the only drives that are shown are the original 1TB system drive and the DVD drive. No sign of the RAID 1 volume I hit refresh, but it does not show up. I go to System Report and all HDs show up. What do you think is happening? How can I have Rapid Storage show the RAID volume? Thank you in advance.
Below is what the System Report shows:
OS name: Microsoft Windows 8.1
OS version: 6.3.9600 9200
System name: WINDOWS-U72I33N
System manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System model: XPS 8700
Processor: GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 3.401 GHz
BIOS: Dell Inc., A03
IntelÂ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Information
Kit installed: 126.96.36.1993
User interface version: 188.8.131.523
Language: English (United States)
Driver version: 184.108.40.2063
ISDI version: 220.127.116.113
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