Question / TL;DR
- If Intel RST has marked a drive other than my RAID set as the system drive, how can I get it so that the RAID set is now seen as the system drive, and catch it up to my drive now?
NOTE: Some perhaps unwise decisions are ahead. This is as best as I can recall the order of things.
- I had a 2x1TB RAID1 config.
- I bought the drives around the same time, and they started to die around the same time.
- I replaced 1st drive with a 2 TB drive before the other one's SMART errors got more serious.
- I waited for the RAID to replicate, then replaced the 2nd drive with a manufacturer's replacement.
- I got a second manufacturer's drive replacement and used it as a spare. so I now I had a 1TB/2TB drive in a RAID1 and another 1TB as a spare.
- The 1TB drive in the replacement set was bad from the manufacturer. Rather than mess with their refurbished stuff, I bought another 2 TB drive an upped the config to a 2x2TB RAID1 with the other, functioning manufacturer's drive as a spare.
- I made the mistake of trying to bring the other drive online to clean it out and the signatue clash killed my machine.
- When the machine rebooted, that drive was marked as the system drive.
So, I have a 2x2TB RAID1 that is apparently offline, and 1 spare 1 TB refurbished drive that everything is being run from. Not a great idea.
Options I'm considering
- Bring the 2x2TB drive back online, and then unplug the spare until I can format it in another system. This would involve some data loss, but the more I think about it, I actually think I haven't modified any data that isn't backed up or synced somewhere (go me!) Anything that isn't is likely trivial, enough that I'm willing to take the risk.
- One downside here is that if the 2 TB doesn't have data on it for some reason, I could be screwed trying to put the other drive back in, no?
- Try to somehow get the RAID1 updated with the data from the current system drive.
- Option 3?