I have an Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe and have been using the Marvell raid in addition to the Intel (I know the Intel is better) because I wanted the extra SATA 3 ports.
Today I updated to the latest Marvell drivers (1,2,0,1027). When I finished the update and restarted I got a BSOD. When I restarted, the firmware showed my raid 1 GONE! and my 2 WD 2teras both free. So, being a cautious person, I stopped and moved one of the drives to a regular SATA port and restarted again. When I got in to WE, the drive didn't show. With dread I brought up Disk Manager and, sure enough, the partition was blown. So now I have several questions.
1. Isn't the definition of Raid 1 "A duplication of each drive which assures that each is usable on it's own."?
2. When the Marvell controller shows an unraided set of drives why does it declare them FREE (blank)? It looks to me like you can run the Marvell unraided?
3. Why doesn't the Marvell show the the Raid 1 as "degraded" but allow access in that state for backup purposes? I have 3 Arecas, 1 HighPoint, and several other motherboard controllers and they all do that.
Is Marvell "Just kidding!" when it says you are in Raid 1 or are we talking POS here?