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    Default BIOS Upgrade Flashing & RAID1 ?

    I have an EP45 UD3P running the OS on RAID1 array on the Intel SATA jacks.

    If I were to upgrade the the latest BIOS how will having RAID1 play into the mix?
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    Default Re: BIOS Upgrade Flashing & RAID1 ?

    You will Simply need to reset the settings in your BIOS to RAID and maybe in the Intel RAID manager thing Ctrl + I or whatever it is. Its pretty painless.
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    Default Re: BIOS Upgrade Flashing & RAID1 ?

    Hi, And Thanks For Getting Back,

    If I may ask you for some clarification.....

    I have two tasks at hand. I want to upgrade my BIOS and I have just had one of my RAID1 disks fail in between my post and your reply.

    If I update my BIOS and miss the initial boot screen into the setup and enable the ARRAY will I loose my Array and data? I did something like this before and lost it.

    I need a we-bit of direction. What would you do?

    I have never replaced a bad drive before. If I just swap it out with an identical drive will it auto rebuild the ARRAY?

    Any comments, direction or links would be great.






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    Default Re: BIOS Upgrade Flashing & RAID1 ?

    Check out steps 1 - 5 in the BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide" thread.
    The information you want is near the end of the first post, just above the section:
    Making a Bootable USB Flash Drive

    I'll defer to the forum's experienced RAID users, but I think it's safe to say that you should perform your flash AFTER you have repaired the array.
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    Default Re: BIOS Upgrade Flashing & RAID1 ?

    Why can't you build your Raid array, then update your bios? Also +1 on the guide on bios flashing. I followed it for my first flash.

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