Hello, though I am rather new on these forums, I'm hoping someone can help me with my dilemma.
I'll begin with listing my hardware pertaining to this thread:
Motherboard: ASRock ALive NF6G-VSTA
Hard Drives: 2x 500GB Seagate 7200.12 SATA & 160GB Western Digital 5400RPM SATA something or other
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Optical Drive: IDE LG CD/DVD +/- RW
I recently bought the 2 500GB drives with the intention of running a new install in RAID 0 & I've already done that (using the motherboard RAID controller). Shortly after, I discovered my machine couldn't read the older 160GB drive (so I could copy my old files). It doesn't address the 160GB drive anywhere, not in the BIOS or OS. I turned off RAID in the BIOS and it addressed the 160GB drive, but Windows asked me to format the 2 500GB drives when I booted up from the 160GB drive (but at the time, it saw the 2 as a single drive).
As you could see, I would like to be able to use my 160Gb drive while running off the RAID 0 array. Is there a simple(ish) way to do this?
That won't help you if you want the data. I don't know your board, but you need to plug the 160GB into a SATA port that isn't attached to the RAID controller. I think whats happening is when you plug in the 160GB drive your plugging it into a SATA port thats on the RAID controller and its getting confused. Hopefully you have some SATA ports on a different controller.