Marvell bios adapter screen 'No virtual disk!' message

August 4, 2012 at 21:15:21
Specs: Windows 7, i7 950 (bloomfield)/ 24 GB Kingston RAM
Hi

So I recently had a SSD installed. Now when the computer boots up I get a Marvell bios adapter screen page for about 2 seconds with a ‘No Virtual Disk!’ warning on it. Is this something I should be addressing?

Thanks

Dan


My setup is:
i7 950 (bloomfield)
Asus P6X58D-E motherboard
ATI Radeon 5700 series
Western Digital 1TB HDD
Intel 120 GB 520 series SSD
24 GB Kingston RAM
Cooler master 650W PSU
Win 7 (64 bit)


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#1
August 5, 2012 at 00:03:33
Disconnect PC from mains, then remove CMOS battery from motherboard for 30 seconds then put it back.

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#2
August 5, 2012 at 01:05:05
Check to see if you have RAID enabled in the BIOS. (Obviously it shouldn't be.)

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#3
August 7, 2012 at 06:29:23
Thanks ijack... I looked in BIOS and this doesn't seem to be the case....

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#4
August 7, 2012 at 06:33:27
Thanks Phil22... an advanced variation on 'switch it off an back on again' I'll check it out when I have some downtime.

Anyone know if (other than offending my sensibilities) the 'no virtual disk' message even matters?


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#5
December 28, 2012 at 02:47:40
I've had the same message. I just noticed it now (screen came up quick enough).
Since the message does appear to be from the Marvell Controller''s BIOS, I pressed Ctrl-M on boot-up to check the settings.

If you connect two disks normally, and have not configured anything else in there, then these disks show up as physical disks. Since it''s a RAID controller it allows you to combine the two disks into a single virtual disk.

However, there is no way to switch opff RAID specifically, (i.e. switch off the virtual disk check), so you can''t get rid of the message, but it appears to be normal.

Note that this is the only SATA3 controller in my system, so I''ve got my SSD bootdisk hanging from it as well as my mainly uuused 3Tb Datadisk, so making of these two is not really a good idea :)
Perhaps with two 250GB SSD Disks for booting and Large MMO Games would profit from the RAID, though.


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