So I've just upgraded my SSD in my Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 series. I cloned my C drive to my internal SATA HDD using Macrium Reflect. I then replaced the SSD, again using Macrium to send my C drive data on to the new SSD, but now my internal HDD is not displayed anywhere, except the BIOS and Intel RST. It cannot be found in disk management or diskpart through cmd.
Intel RST states that the HDD is used as a recovery disk. Can I use the disk as normal storage again? Is it dead and should I buy a new one? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
With the HDD turned into a Recovery Disk (i.e., the second drive of a RAID1 array), you are only going to see the logical drive that has been implemented in the RAID1 array. You need to delete the array and return both drives to non-RAID status. I typically do this from either the BIOS or from an OpROM (i.e. which you invoke using a special keystroke during BIOS POST). There is also supposed to be a capability from the Intel Memory and Storage tool, but I have never used it.
Sadly, the contents of this HDD are already destroyed. The contents of the SSD should remain intact but, if I understand correctly, you really want to clone it from your old SSD.
Hope this helps,