I just RMA'd my motherboard with gigabyte due to a power connector issue. After long weeks of waiting I have finally had a working model returned to me.
Upon installation, I began getting disk not found errors at startup. I re-enabled raid and have entered the setup utility to find that only one disk is labeled as raid, while the other is listed as non-raid.
I made no changes to the hard-drives or their configuration while the motherboard was gone, but now I cannot get it to recognize. I have swapped cables repeatedly and it seems to be one particular drive causing the error, but I have no idea how to get the mobo to recognize it as it once did.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing the error or how to go about fixing it?
The raid worked when I sent the board off to gigabyte (there was a problem with the cpu power connector) approx 3 weeks ago. It is the only component that has changed aside from the addition of a floppy drive.
I had thought of the board causing an error, but the rma box claims they just repaired the old one.
As for selection, I was just following the directions from the mobo manual, and using raid drivers from their website. At the time, I didn't even know I had a choice in the raid options.
I have a very very similar problem.
I have a Gigabyte DS4, E6700, three 250GB hard disks, two of which were in RAID.
After a CMOS reset (done due to a too aggressive overclocking test) one of the two drives is simply not recognized as being part of a raid ("Non-Raid" instead of "Member" in the raid menus).
My configuration wasn’t great. I attached the two HDDs to the Gigabyte SATA2 ports which are controlled by the jmicron controller (“onboard controller” in the BIOS menus). But instead of using the jmicron, I set the controller to IDE only, and then through Intel’s MATRIX raid menus I created two RAID0 partitions on the two physical drives (nice technology btw). It worked great for a year, but now after the CMOS reset, it’s gone.
nukemaster - I played with the BIOS settings and tried all logical permutations, for both controllers. It doesn't work. The problem is that one of the hard drives simply doesn't register as being a "member" of the RAID
groovusj - Both Intel's RAID menu and jmicron's RAID menu do not have a "rebuild" option. My BIOS version is F8. I'll try to update the BIOS and see if something changes. I maid the RAID using Intel's MATRIX, not with jmicron's controller, that's how I could create two RAID0 partitions on the same set of two physical drives.
I was able to use File Scavenger (ver 3.0.1) to save most of my files and folders with the following exception - all files above 4GB could not be reconstructed (It claimed I had no room on the destination hard drive, which was not true). So all my hi-def movies are gone
I still don't understand how a CMOS reset could make one hard drive lose its RAID definitions and the other hard drive keep them. That'll remain a mystery I guess.
jonathanlivni -- There is an option to "recover" a RAID0 volume in the Intel Matrix Storage Console. Right-click on the failed volume to get the option. If you don't see that, is there any chance you could post the system report here? (File | Save System Report) I'd be interested to see what it says.