Symptom: I've just bought an Acer Predator 17 (model number G9-793-73MB) and although the Technical Specs say it only has two (2) HDs it actually has three (3): 2 M2 SSDs and 1 HDD. However, the 2 SSDs are installed in a RAID-0 array and as RAID-0 is actually worse than no RAID at all from a reliability perspective, I'd like to change that to anything but RAID-0 and restore Windows back to SSD
What I've tried already:
- RTFM Acer Predator User Manual
- RTFM Acer Predator Disassembly guide
- RTFM Intel How To Access Intel RAID ROM and even
- RTFM Intel Unable to access the RAID ROM
- but no matter what, Ctrl+I, Ctrl+R, Ctrl+E, Ctrl+D or even Ctrl+Shift+I, R, E or D bring me into the RAID Setup ROM.
- Taken a CloneZilla Live backup of the pre-installed Windows 10 environment on the RAID-0.
- Downloaded RTSCLI64 V 13.2.0_1016 and then patched it to ignore driver version checking.
Booted Windows 10 into command prompt and deleted the RAID array with the patched RSTCLI64:
rstcli64 --manage --delete OEMRAID0
- Restored the CloneZilla Image to my HDD as it refuses to be restored on any of the 2 individual SSDs. (too small)
Question: How do I restore my CloneZilla Backup to one of the SSDs and update the UEFI NVRAM to now boot from that SSD?
Note 1: Yes, I've used
dd to copy them over already, but as the BIOS only allows legacy (BIOS) or Secure UEFI and not "unsecure" UEFI, I can't boot rEFInd and have a hard time booting its secure alternative to drop into an UEFI shell.
Note 2: Yes, I know about EasyUEFI, but to add stuff I need the professional version :-(.