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"Device\Ide\iaStor0 did not respond..." Vista RAID woes

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April 1, 2007 8:48:56 PM

Hello all,

Topic basically says it all. In Vista 32 bit Ultimate OEM, I have the following error in the event controls section. It is VERY frequent.

"Device\Ide\iaStor0 did not respond within timeout period"

System seems to be running somewhat okay, except system hangs up for few seconds on occasion, but doesnt exactly crash.

I have used latest intel Matrix Storage raid drivers and have latest BIOS for my mobo.

After brief googling, it seems to be a common issue, and I am curious if anyone has any insight what the hell this is and is it hazardous? Any ideas?

If you are running Vista in RAID 0, check the event log in computer control and you just may be surprised, like I was!

Specs:

Asus P5B Deluxe Wifi AP
E6600 C2D
EVGA Geforce 8800 GTX
2 Gb GSkill DDR2 800 4-4-3-5, 2.1V
OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU
2 WD 150g Raptors in RAID 0
WIn Vista 32 bit Ultimate OEM

Thanks in advance!
July 21, 2007 7:09:40 PM

Hello,
I have the same symptom with vista ultimate and raid 0.
Any solution ??
Thanks in advance
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November 14, 2007 11:54:22 AM

Sup All

I am running pretty much the exact same computer as the first post except XP SP2 with 4 x 250GB Sata2 drives in raid . I am having the exact same problem as the guy in the first post stated. I am thinking that one of my drives might be stuffing up but am not sure. If anyone knows a quick fix for this I would appreciate it lol. Or any information.

Cheers,
November 14, 2007 12:14:51 PM

LOL. I missed that intel website above. Will give it ago.
October 31, 2009 3:30:57 PM

Just in case people are still having this problem...

I've got similar hardware but the exact problem.

After viewing about 4 billiioins entries about the same problem it seems to be realted to having the wrong combination of Intel Matrix Manager and drivers installed. For sure most say do NOT use ver 8.9.0.1023 - Trust me...

In my case I found that turn off the write caching stopped the problem from occuring all the time but still didn't fix the real problem. I am still working on "WHY" this happened.

I first encountered the problem when about a week ago I tried to put my computer to sleep... I had never done this before... after waking I had problemsevery so often but more so if I were to try copying, moving or accessing large directories on my drive.

There is an article about changing a registry setting to make the driver think the config is bad... nice try but didn't work. It just loaded a new bad copy... LOL

I will find the correction... at least for my own problem and will share it here. I have read where most fixes where accomplished by going back in versions installed... now to just find which is the right version.
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February 10, 2010 1:24:55 AM

Just upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 ultimate and have the same problem. I have the Intel Matrix Manager and version 8.9.0.1023. Has not affected performance yet so I have not made the registry change or tried to roll back the Matrix Storage Manager. However, shortly after upgrading, I did get a message that one of my drives on my RAID 0 array had a problem. Right clicking on the failed drive got it working again and then it had to remirror, which has made me nervous. Am keeping a close eye on this to see if it happen again. My drives are sata WDC 500 gig drives
July 10, 2011 3:07:50 PM

I know this thread seems old but I found somewhere online with a resolution and thought I would share. Worked for me.

http://solutions.unixsherpa.com/2010/03/25/the-device-d...

Basically under advanced power options you turn off the Link State Power Management feature under PCI Express settings.
July 19, 2011 6:25:51 PM

jzalinsky said:
Just in case people are still having this problem...

I've got similar hardware but the exact problem.

After viewing about 4 billiioins entries about the same problem it seems to be realted to having the wrong combination of Intel Matrix Manager and drivers installed. For sure most say do NOT use ver 8.9.0.1023 - Trust me...

In my case I found that turn off the write caching stopped the problem from occuring all the time but still didn't fix the real problem. I am still working on "WHY" this happened.

I first encountered the problem when about a week ago I tried to put my computer to sleep... I had never done this before... after waking I had problemsevery so often but more so if I were to try copying, moving or accessing large directories on my drive.

There is an article about changing a registry setting to make the driver think the config is bad... nice try but didn't work. It just loaded a new bad copy... LOL

I will find the correction... at least for my own problem and will share it here. I have read where most fixes where accomplished by going back in versions installed... now to just find which is the right version.


Jzalinski,

Disabling the write cache so far has worked for me. I have this problem on a Lenovo T520 with an OCZ SSD and prior with a Crucial SSD. The Write Cache was on by default. Did you find any other fixes?
March 6, 2012 6:36:06 PM

I know this thread is a little old, but it came up first on my Google search results so I'd like to share my solution to this problem.

I am running a Win7 64bit system with two crucial M4 SSDs in RAID0. My system would often freeze for 1min shortly after startup and occasionally would freeze while running as well. I was getting the "DeviceIdeiaStor0 did not respond..." error in my event log when this occured. I tried many of the solutions mentioned here as well as a few others I found online (changing the power options, altering the registry, updating BIOS, updating RAID controller drivers), but this didn't work for me.

What did work was updating the firmware on both my Crucial SSD drives (to version 0009). Now my system runs smoothly (and much faster). You can refer to this thread for details on this problem caused by the old Crucial M4 SSD firmware. From what I gather, the problem is not restricted to RAID setups in this case.
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