I have a Supermicro system, X10DRi motherboard with onboard Intel(R) C600+/C220+ series chipset SATA RAID Controller.
Running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit on an Intel 535 240GB SSD drive.
I recently replaced 4x Seagate 4TB enterprise drives with 6x 4TB (ST4000NM0035-1V4107) enterprise drives.
Using the Intel RSTe application I created a RAID 5 volume, this took about 72 hours, the RAID 5 volume appears as a drive, I can write to it and read from it, the system is running a CCTV server and is constantly writing to the drives, no problem.
Soon after, I can’t be sure how soon as this started some weeks ago and I am not in attendance all the time, the system started rebooting for no apparent reason - I say no apparent reason because I was not present and the reports about what was happening were not at all specific, in the end I worked out it was rebooting typically 2 times a day, at intervals of 12 to 16 hours.
At this point I replaced the Motherboard with a new replacement of the same model, no change.
So I pointed a CCTV camera at the screen a discovered is was blue screening with the following message, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (iaStorA.sys), then it recovers and reboots and works fine for another 12 to 16 hours - a quick Google suggested this error message might be related to the SSD drive, so I used an identical SSD drive and cloned the Windows system drive then booted from this, no change.
I have also gone through the motions of uninstalling drivers, updating, rolling back, trying the Intel driver update tool - taking Intel's advice of only using drivers from the motherboard manufacturer etc.
Every time the system reboots it rebuilds the RAID 5 volume, it gets to 100% and displays a pop-up balloon saying the rebuild is complete and then blue screens again, and so the cycle repeats - after a few more days I thought ok just cancel the rebuild, tried that and it also triggers the blue screen.
Now I am here wondering if anyone has any suggestions.
Incidentally, I have an identical system running identical software with identical hardware (albeit 4x 4TB drives) and that system is happy as Larry - and comparing the BIOS settings doesn't flag anything alarming.
Obviously as I cloned the Windows system drive it could be a Windows configuration issue that I have cloned - but I'm trying to avoid having to reinstall Windows as that will take the system offline for a half a day, I wouldn’t mind if a new install guarantees a fix but right now I'm not convinced.
Thanks for your prompt reply.
The SSU logs, Disk management screenshot and RSTe screenshot are attached.
I can also send you a video of the Blues Screen event if helpful.
Yes I am using the drivers provided by the motherboard original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Supermicro.
Thanks & Regards
I have sent the above reply via email 2 times with attachments, first time about 24hrs ago, and then the above about 1hr ago, seems some emails are not getting to you and the attachments are never getting through.
As you can see above I have also uploaded the requested files to Wetransfer, I'm also attempting to attach them to this post, hopefully you will be able to get them one way or another this time.