I am trying to break my RAID 1 array (using onboard intel raid controller) that has Windows 8.1 installed on it. I then want to switch my bios to AHCI mode and boot from one of those drives. Is it as simple as these 4 steps?
- use CTRL-I to enter raid config utility during startup
- delete array
- switch bios from raid to ahci mode
- boot from either drive
I have been reading around and some people say you must take more steps BEFORE deleting the array in order to make the drive bootable afterwards. They suggested uninstalling the RST software or changing registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStoreV" from 0 to 3, etc.
Its possible those suggestions are outdated though. Anyone mind educating me?
MSI Z87-G41 PC MATE 2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB (in RAID 1 with OS) Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit