I inherited an older Dell running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 2 disk RAID 5 array. The mirrored drive continually degrades and needs to be rebuilt.
The drive has been replaced, but the problem persists so I have to assume that the problem is with the RST itself. Unfortunately, all of the diagnostics say everything is fine once the drive starts to rebuild, which completely bogs down the system.
Attempting to remove RAID at the BIOS warns that all data will be lost.
If the RST cannot be repaired, is there a way to remove it without destroying my disk?
Thank you. This was an old work computer that was working well for years (it started out as the office server). In fact it was originally configured by Dell with only two disks.
Fortunately, I still have the disk that we originally swapped out. Right now it is running fine with only one disk connected, but it would be nice to have it running properly.