This is exactly how this problem started:
I built my own PC, and this motherboard is a Z68 chip set. I realized later that it has the option of using a solid state drive as a caching device. So I went the BIOS to set that up. I had to change the file type from AHCI to RAID, which of course I would lose the data on my drives. But for some reason when I switched it to RAID, the raid controller would set the HDD and the SSD I had into RAID 0 mode by default, so I had to undo that so I could install the OS on the HDD, and then setup Intel Smart storage after I installed the OS and set the SSD as the caching device.
The problem is after I separated the drives from RAID 0 mode, windows no longer can see my HDD when I go in to install the OS on it. It only sees the SSD. I tried changing the BIOS settings back to default settings and the file type back to AHCI and windows still cannot see the HDD during the install setup. Both the BIOS and the RAID controller see my HDD.
I understand this is a new technology and some people might not be familiar with this.
The OS is Windows 7 professional 64 bit.
The HDD that is giving me problems is a Samsung 1TB, 32MB cache.
If any other info is needed to help troubleshoot this, I can post it.
Is this HDD bad? Or is there something I can do to fix this? I am hoping I don't have to replace this, because its out of warranty with the retailer, and no telling how long it would take to get a new one from Samsung.
Is this hard drive anti-White?