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Started RAID 5 now bios not detecting drive HELP

  • NAS / RAID
  • SATA
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
May 25, 2007 6:59:03 PM

I started to configure a RAID 5 with 3 barracuda 400GB sata drives, ICH8R raid controller on a asus pb5 mobo.

I configured the 3 drives fine then realized that I needed to make a floppy for the drive controller. I turned off the machine.

When i went back in i brought up the intel menu again and now the first sata drive is labeled as DEGRADED.

I wasnt sure what that meant but i went and loaded the driver and then attempted to load windows xp. The xp setup sits at 0% formatting.

I turned off again and went into the bios. Now it is listing the first sata drive as not detected.

What is going on here???????

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a b G Storage
May 25, 2007 8:12:39 PM

When the array on those onboard RAID controllers get in a state like that I typically delete the array and then recreate it.
May 25, 2007 8:23:00 PM

The power connector to the hd has come loose. Reconnect it and you are good to go. This often happens when to power connector is sata or molex y cable of poor quality.