Solved After replaced mobo Win 7 see 3 stand-alone HDDs as RAID

December 3, 2013 at 12:53:16
Specs: Windows 7
Windows 7 seems to think my hard drive is part of a raid.

Some background...I replaced my motherboard the other day and stuck my 3 existing hard drives in. One holds the OS and the other two just hold data. Everything worked fine with my old motherboard. With my new motherboard, I see that one of the data drives didn't show up in My Computer. In Disk Management is shows up as unallocated / not initialized but there is stuff on it. Even weirder, the size of the disk is reported as twice what it should be. Weirder still, device manager reports it as Intel Raid 0 Volume!

Thinking back, I remember that this drive was probably used in a RAID with an identical drive. But I've long since reformatted the drive and have been using it as a single disk. It seems that plugging it into the new motherboard as somehow resurrected its former RAIDness. How is this even possible and how can I fix it?


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December 5, 2013 at 08:17:40
I ran dban. It knocked loose whatever bits were thinking the drive was raid. All is well


#1
December 3, 2013 at 14:28:15
Are the hard drives in the same position on the cable as they were before you changed the motherboard?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
December 3, 2013 at 15:13:49
You need to consult your motherboard manual. Many boards have some SATA ports that when used together form RAID arrays.

If you are correct and you originally had two simple volumes you hopefully can connect them to individual ports to reclaim the original simple volumes.

Hopefully you did not format them.

You should always maintain at least 2 copies of any data you wish to keep.


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#3
December 3, 2013 at 15:39:59
Not sure what you mean by same position on the cable

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#4
December 3, 2013 at 15:55:51
I don't see anything in my motherboard manual about certain ports automatically creating a raid. I have a z87 g45.

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#5
December 3, 2013 at 17:41:12
A ribbon cable has 2 or 3 connectors. HD0, the drive with the OS, should be on the end.

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#6
December 4, 2013 at 06:32:27
Consult page 8 of chapter 3 in your manual to learn how to set the BIOS settings for your hard drives. You should be using ACHI, not RAID.

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#7
December 4, 2013 at 17:37:53
I am using ahci not raid. Also I'm using sata not IDE ribbons.

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#8
December 5, 2013 at 06:14:56
Then try moving one of the cables to another port. Are you sure you originally had those drives configured as simple volumes and not dynamic?

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#9
December 5, 2013 at 08:17:40
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I ran dban. It knocked loose whatever bits were thinking the drive was raid. All is well

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#10
December 5, 2013 at 11:28:25
Thanks for getting back to us with a solution.

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