I have an SSD drive for the system (drive c) with 2 drives in RAID1 each (so 4 in total).
After I exchanged the C2032 battery in my desktop computer for transport and restarted it, the RST software was gone. No idea how this can happen. Also the RAID was not in the Bios. So I installed the RST software newly (for some reason it only let me install the RST software version 18.104.22.1681, higher version not possible to install, gives me an error message). Then I let a computer repair shop arrange the RAID in the bios again.
Now I have the situation that I can see and access both RAID drives in the windows explorer (see attached snapshot) - and I do not see 4, I see only two like it is supposed to be. But I get a warning message in RST. It seems because I can only see two of the four drives in the RST status. (see another snapshot I made).
Interestingly the RST system report (see the attached txt file) shows all four drives.
I have included info about my system configurations for reference.
Does anybody know how I can repair this so that I have 2 RAID1 again and the warning in RST disappears?
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Based on the report attached, Intel® RST will not display the RAID volume because the SATA mode is set to AHCI. You may try changing the SATA mode from AHCI to RAID in BIOS, but your system may not be able to boot into Windows*. In addition, because the SATA mode is currently set to AHCI, the RAID structure may have got corrupted. This means that if you change the SATA mode from AHCI to RAID, the system may or may not be able to recognize the RAID structure.
In this scenario, if you change the SATA mode from AHCI to RAID, the best option would be to reinstall the operating system from scratch and perform the steps to create RAID 1 volume contained in this user guide.
8 Converting RAID-Ready to Full RAID (Page 30).
While everything that Wanner has said is true, let's put things in perspective...
Summarizing, (1) you should be able to switch the SATA Mode back to RAID and boot back up, (2) there is one - and possibly two - bugs in your BIOS (and in the BIOS of these other folks boards), (3) you need to report to your board vendor that your BIOS has this CMOS Reset bug and (4) before booting, when you verify the state of your RAID array. If it is corrupted as these other users have reported, you need to report this secondary bug to your board vendor as well.
Hope this helps,
Dear Wanner and N. Scott Pearson,
thank you so much for this comprehensive answers - it gives me a lot of homework and I guess I cannot do this alone. I will contact my Computer repair shop and let him explain all the necessary steps and the consequences to me.
I will then post an update once I have managed to make progress.
If you would like our input on what they are suggesting, feel free to post this information here and we will do so...