I have configured two 1TB Western Digital Green Hard drive into Raid 1 Array via my motherboard BIOS last month. Everything works fine and all data are copied to array and system works properly.
few days ago after Blue Screen Error my system restarted and bios reset to default settings. i have forgot to set SATA Controller to RAID in BIOS.
System turned on and after boot i have imported some photos from my digital camera memory to hard disk.
Tonight I have realized that i forgot to set SATA Controller to RAID, so i restart PC and then change BIOS Settings, after reboot Disk Checking appears on the screen. I have canceled the Disk Checking process and after the windows is up, open up windows explorer and check my drive. My new files are not shown but Intel Matrix Storage Console says the array is working and status is OK !
after that i restart the PC and This time enter the Disk Checking. it detect some issue on Drive D and start to check and repair drive D (the raid array).
I think the procedure will sync data between both drives, but from messages that shown on screen i relieved that my .RAF and .CR2 (RAW images from Fuji and Canon Cameras) files are deleted ! and show some message about deleting files from Index and some information about Folder Structure.
When Windows is up, I opened up Windows Explorer. Both 2 folders that i created last night was created but without any file in it ! all files in that 2 folders are missing !
If any drive failure happens or Bios reset, how can i sync data between my Raid Drives and rebuilt array?
Is Intel Matrix Storage reliable solution ?
My System Info: CPU:Q9550 Main Board: Asus P5Q-Pro RAM: 4 GB - OCZ Dual Channel OS: Windows 7 - 64bit Drives : 1 SSD 64 (OS) + 2 1TB WD (RAID 1)