So I have a RocketRaid 2314 that I was using to just extend my SATA ports, basically it wasn't being used to RAID the drives but just as standard ports. In Windows or Linux the drives would appear individually.
Well now I am reducing the number of drives, and would like to use a couple for other purposes but I found that I'm unable to use the drives outside of this RAID controller!
dd style wipes, tried something called
wipefs -a, but none seem to work. Whenever the drive is attached to the motherboard directly through a SATA port the POST on boot will detect a drive but then fail saying
3rd master slave has an error. Press F1 to continue.
In the BIOS the drive is not reported as "no device" but instead is presented as a an empty string:
I'm able to hit F1 and continue booting, but the drive never appears in any OS (windows or linux).
Now here's the kicker. I attached a drive that was never part of the RAID controller to the same SATA cable that's attached to the motherboard. And it worked completely fine! Also if I connect the RAID drive back through the RAID controller, it'll appear fine in the OS (and not throw that POST error)!
It's like the drive itself is tagged by the RAID controller and can't be used without it. Like I said earlier, I've tried many many things to wipe the drive and get it to work as a standard SATA drive. Has anyone else ever seen something like this?
- MSI 870-G45 Motherboard
- AMD Phenom II x6 Processor
- Samsung HD204UI (RAID Drives)
- RocketRaid 2314 RAID controller