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4 disk RAID 0 array, one disk "fell out" of array after upgrade to Win8

I have a 4-drive RAID 0 array running under Windows 7. My system, C: drive is on a 128GB SSD. I did a clean install of Windows 8 on the SSD and now my RAID array is corrupted. All 4 drives still show up, but one of them is listed outside the array. Is there anything I can do to get the system to properly see the RAID array? The drive letter is showing under Disk Management, but as a RAW drive.

Intel Storage Manager screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6aori6sbn1sp9s8/ZjzcNHCrlN

Disk Management screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6aori6sbn1sp9s8/4sTj485deZ/DiskManager.JPG

Thank you for any help you can offer! :)
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    ManiAugustine said:
    I have a 4-drive RAID 0 array running under Windows 7. My system, C: drive is on a 128GB SSD. I did a clean install of Windows 8 on the SSD and now my RAID array is corrupted. All 4 drives still show up, but one of them is listed outside the array. Is there anything I can do to get the system to properly see the RAID array? The drive letter is showing under Disk Management, but as a RAW drive.

    Intel Storage Manager screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6aori6sbn1sp9s8/ZjzcNHCrlN

    Disk Management screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6aori6sbn1sp9s8/4sTj485deZ/DiskManager.JPG

    Thank you for any help you can offer! :)


    Hi
    How did you create the RAID 0 - under Window 7 or under RAID config on the MOBO ?

    Any way i think you must salvage any data (if you can ) and then recreate the Array.
    This time think about Raid 1 ; 1+0 or 5
    Raid 0 have ZERO drive fault tolerance .... as you can see :)
  2. Hi Nikolay, Yes, I will look into the RAID 0+1 next time. It would definitely help me here. :)

    I created the RAID pre-Windows boot in the RAID settings. There too it shows the RAID as failed and lists one of the four disks as a non-RAID disk. I will try and recover my data and start over. Good thing I have a backup. I was just hoping there might be an easy way to get the system to recognize the RAID array again. Oh well. Thanks for your help!
  3. ManiAugustine said:
    Hi Nikolay, Yes, I will look into the RAID 0+1 next time. It would definitely help me here. :)

    I created the RAID pre-Windows boot in the RAID settings. There too it shows the RAID as failed and lists one of the four disks as a non-RAID disk. I will try and recover my data and start over. Good thing I have a backup. I was just hoping there might be an easy way to get the system to recognize the RAID array again. Oh well. Thanks for your help!


    You`r welcome !
    Let`s hope that 1 drive is degrade because of an Win 8 upgrade not by HW problem fault .....
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