I tried StoreMI, and created a non-bootable tiered storage volume with a blank SSD, and a 1TB HDD (just data, not the boot volume) full of stuff. Afterward, I decided I should use it with the other HDD in the system, so I go to remove it, and delete the TDD partition. Now, my 1TB HDD has no partition table, at all. I think maybe I can remake the array the way it was and recover it, so I remove the SSD from the second HDD. Now, all I have is a single-drive tier with the second HDD, with no ability to reattach the SSD to the array, because the single drive is technically a tiered storage volume, but with no caching benefit. I’m afraid to delete the partition on the single drive, because I think it’ll just leave it unpartitioned, like the first one. It also won’t let me do anything else because the max # tier drives allowed is one.
Now, I’m scanning the first drive with TestDisk to try and recover the partition table. It’s going at the speed of government, and I’m tempted to just ditch it and wipe everything.
The good news is most or all of the data is noncritical. This is basically a gaming rig so I can re-download 1.5 TB of games or whatever, but I’d love to not.
What’s a noob to do?