Just to inform ASUS ROG, that there seems to be a compatability issue with the boot disk for secure erase.
I followed the guide EXACTLY.
Step 1: Shut down computer, and moved DuoMode switch from UEFI to Legacy.
Step 2: entered BIOS and set CSM Boot perameters.
Step 3: During Post, pressed CTRL+M to enter Marvell RAID manager.
Step 4: Deleted RAID Volume.
Step 5: Inserted RAIDR Support disk into optical drive, pressed F10 to exit, and Y to confirm.
Step 6: Pressed enter when prompted to boot from RAIDR support disk.
Problem struck: Boot process halts.
Solution: Removed RAIDR from my system, and put it on my old Maximus V GENE. RAIDR Secure erase now boots.
Step 7: erased both SSD's on the PCB.
Step 8: replaced RAIDR in my system, entered Marvell utility, and reconfigured RAID0 volume.
My system specs are listed below. This is a list of all the connected components during Boot failure:
Motherbaord: Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU: i7 4930K
RAM: 64GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400C11R @ 1333MHz (tried with only 1 8GB stick, and also with different memory).
O.S. drive: RAIDR express, located in PCI-E slot 2 (Obviously no O.S. installed at this time).
GPU's: 2x Poseidon Platinum GTX 780 in SLI, located in PCI-E slots 1 & 3 (Tried with only one card in also).
PSU: Corsair AX1200i.
With this setup, the boot process just hung, several times. The setup I used to get it working is listed below:
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus V GENE.
GPU: i5 3570k.
RAM: 4GB (1x4GB0 GEIL Value Plus 1600 @ 1333.
O.S. Drive: RAIDR Express, located in PCI-E x4_1 slot. (Obviously no O.S. installed at this time).
GPU: 1 Poseidon Platinum GTX 780, loacted in PCI-Ex16 slot.
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W.
It seems that it has issues booting with the Rampage IV Black Edition. Is there an updated file that addresses these compatability issues, that I can download and create a bootable USB in order to use the RAIDR Express secure erase facility. If not, could you please find it in your infinate wisdom to make one? It's obviously a problem if people need to have a basic system JUST for instances like these. I am actually selling my V GENE, so once it's gone, I won't be able to erase my RAIDR, which cost a LOT of money.
Apart from that, I love everything you guys do, that's why I've filled my system with pretty much every ROG component I can get my hands on. I feel that sometimes, support does need to be addressed though, to prevent compatability issues such as this one.
Thanks guys 🙂