I've seen some people with *similar* problems here, but I'm looking for some alternative possibilities to overcoming my problem.
While I can boot up my computer and see my 128 SSD drive in File Manager, for some reason my secondary 1TB HDD has 'disappeared' from File Explorer / Disk Management. I *can* see the two disks in the Boot/BIOS screen and when using Intel Rapid Storage Technology software (the latter software perhaps being part of the problem).
My computer is (From the BIOS screen):
Swift 3, model SF315-51G - CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz
System BIOS Version: v.1.05
GOP Version: Intel(R) GOP Driver [9 . 0. 1066]
The two hard drives are:
- Kingston SSD 128GB (RBUSNS8180DS3128GH) - HDD0
- Western Digital HDD 1TB (WD10SPZX-21Z10T0) - HDD1
SATA Mode: RAID
Total memory: 8192 MB
Boot mode: [UEFI]
Secure Boot: [Enabled]
Boot priority order:
1. Windows Boot Manager (Intel Volume_0000)
Disk Management lists only one Disk, Disk 0 (119.22GB) which broken into:
- 100 MB - Healthy (EFI System Partition)
- Acer (C:) - 118.12 GB NTFS - Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
- Recovery - 1.00 GB NTFS - Healthy (OEM Partition)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology software
Clicking on the Manage button in this software, the two drives are shown in the 'System Storage View' of the screen:
- 119 GB - Volume_0000 - Controller 0, Port 1 - Master Disk
- 932 GB - Volume_0000 - Controller 0, Port 2 - Recovery Disk
When I click on the icons for the two drives in the 'System Storage View', the 'Manage Disk' portion of the screen details change for each of the two disks (indicating each drive's Size, Cache, SATA transfer rate, Physical sector size, and Logical sector size). HOWEVER, in the 'Storage System View' of the screen both drives are listed under 'Volume_0000 - Type: Recovery - 119 GB'
I did a factory reset today but that has changed nothing.
So, my question is, what steps do you think I can take to be able to utilize the Western Digital HDD again?
I can supply more details if asked.