I have an EliteDesk 800 G1 running Win 7x64 Ultimate, with a 1TB system drive and a 4x2.7TB (8TB total) RAID-5 array functioning as a library. The system drive only had about 300 GB of data on it; OS and apps and a little data.
The system is set up so it boots from the 1TB 10K 2.5" Velociraptor drive for speed, but all the critical data is safely stored in RAID-5.
Last month, the 1TB system drive failed. (I tried mightily to revive it, but I think I can hear something rattling when I shake it gently. One of the heads must be damaged.) So I bought a new 1TB drive and started to rebuild the system.
But I can't get it to see the RAID-5 array as a single drive, and I can't get at the data.
When booting, I see the screen go by that gives me the ability to configure the drives (Intel Rapid Storage Technology, "Press CTRL+I to configure")) and it shows all the drives are present and part of an array, but when I stop it to inquire, I can't do anything but exit or take drives out of the array. It also indicates that "Volumes with the status "rebuild" wil lbe rebuilt within the operating system," but this has yet to happen.
How do I get that array to rebuild and become available again?