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How do I remove RAID from PC>

Cee Gateway

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Jan 11, 2017
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This PC, upgraded to Windows 10, has only ONE disk.
Don't know what version of RAID it is running.
I the following this is enough info to help a solution.
RAID utility Screen has 4 options:
View Drive Assignment (1)
LD View / LD Define Menu (2)
Delete LD Menu (3)
Controller Configuration (4)
(1)RAID Screen - Drive Assignment
Port ID Drive model Capabilities Capacity Assignment
01:00 ST31000528AS SATA 3G 1000.28
_______ [S.M.A.R.T.]_____Health
_______ Extend 1__________________1000.13___LD 1-1
(2)RAID Screen - LD View
LD No: LD1 / Raid Mode: Raid Ready / Drv: 1 / Capacity: 1998.13
(3) Note: did not press this option. Don’t know what the results would be.
(4)RAID Screen – System Resource Configuration
Controller IRQ: 11 / AHCI HBA MMIO Base Address: FCFFFC00
BIOS:
CMOS - Setup Utility Screen
Onboard SATA Controller: Enabled
Onboard SATA Mode: RAID____Options displayed: Native IDE; RAID; AHCI
CMOS – Advanced BIOS Features Screen
Quick Boot: Enabled
Quiet Boot: Enabled
1st Boot Device: RAID: ATAPI DVD A D
2nd Boot Device: RAID: RAID Ready

Hard Disk Configuration:
Volume______ _Layout__Type__ File System__Status______________________________________ Capacity
______________Simple___Basic__NTFS_______Healthy (Recovery Partition)_______________________18gb
C:\___________Simple___ Basic__NTFS_______Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)_ 913gb
System Reserve_Simple___Basic__NTFS_______Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)____________ 100mb
 

RealBeast

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Sure, doing a complete backup and then restore would be possible and will give you some level of security but nothing is as good as solid backup and keeping your installer disks. Only mark it as BA if it actually works for you, otherwise leave it open.
 

RealBeast

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Running RAID is not a problem, as AHCI is a subset of RAID unless the extra boot time bothers you.

You would have to either do a clean reinstall changing the bios to AHCI from RAID just before the new install, or use THIS type method to switch from RAID to AHCI.
 

Cee Gateway

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Jan 11, 2017
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RealBeast your link to "Sam’s super easy guide to switching your SATA Controller from RAID to AHCI without destroying your Windows 10 disk" looks like it may do the trick. However, The statement "If you’ve exhausted your luck elsewhere, I hope this works for you as it did for me, but your mileage will almost certainly vary" does not make me feel comfortable at this time. Since I don't have Install disk for all the software, I am going to find the best way I can create a backup/restore of my hard drive first, which may take some time..
Should I mark your post as Answer?
Thanks.
 

RealBeast

Titan
Moderator
Sure, doing a complete backup and then restore would be possible and will give you some level of security but nothing is as good as solid backup and keeping your installer disks. Only mark it as BA if it actually works for you, otherwise leave it open.
 

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