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Restoring a RAID in a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Hinga101, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Hinga101 New Member

    Feb 28, 2009
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    Hey Guys

    Last night I updated my BIOS (to F7)cause I'm going to buy a new DO stepping CPU and the current BIOS (F3) I had didn't support them. The update went to plan and the PC boots fine.

    The issue I'm having is: I had a RAID0 set up for my windows / game etc, after I updated the BIOS the RAID failed because the system now doesn't reconise that the second member disk. I know the disk isn't corrupt as I was gaming for a couple of hours piror to the update. Does anyone know a way that I can restore / tell the stupid Intel Raid Controller that the other disk is the member disk of the raid? I doubt this can be done but its worth a try as I really don't want to re-install almost a 1TB of games etc. Below is the screen I'm getting when I try and boot (Sorry its not great, but my laptop doesn't have the software for my DSLR)


    The top disk is meant to be the other member disk of the RAID set up.

    Thanks heaps guys :D


    Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.9Ghz - Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme RT - Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
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  2. human_error


    Nov 10, 2008
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    First make sure the drives are all plugged into exactly the same ports as before (in case you unplugged a sata or two when removing the cpu cooler (for more space to work in).

    With my x58 board i am able to use a pre-setup RAID config (setup in raid mode on the mobo) by using AHCI mode - the computer sees the raid as a single drive and all the data should be there and readable (and i think you should not have a preformance hit, i didn't notice one). If possible i'd do a backup of that and then try to reconfigure the raid from the bios utility again.

    Good luck! :toast:
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  3. Bundy


    Oct 27, 2007
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    Go into the RAid config utility and rebuild the array - I think
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  4. AsRock

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    Jun 23, 2007
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    i have had a failed raid before and at least in my case i was able to get it fixed as you cannot fix it with the current OS you were using as you get no boot. I use a spare HDD which is my 7th one in my case and all i did is install the OS to it and all needed drivers and Intel Matrix Storage Manager.

    After IMSM was installed on the next boot it fixed the raid and it rebuilt it all. OS and every thing was ok after.

    Although what some one said above is all good if the array was not the one with your OS on it.
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