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May 10, 2013 8:10:20 PM

I hope you guys can help me. I've already called Samsung and they said that was not possible to make raid with normal 840 series. Just the 840 pro.

But I've seen a lot of people doing it..

So, I had an ECS a790gxm-a mobo and a phenom II 940, 8gb DDR 2 ram, a WD blue 500gb as OS and a 1.5tb Samsung as storage (all of it installed on IDE) and windows 7 64bits (original)

I've made a major upgrade. (I think)
Bought an ECS a890gxm-a2 (v2.0), a fx 8350, 16gb DDR3 kingston hyperX black series and 2 Samsung 840 120gb each.

I though about making both ssd work together and put them in raid 0 and set this up as my new OS driver. And make the WD and Samsung HDD as storage drivers.

So here begins my problem.. My mobo and my bios reconignizes my raid 0 ssd array but windows instaler doesn't.
I have an old HP Dv 4 laptop and I took its HDD as test HDD so I didn't have to erase all my data on my others HDDs.

I've made 3 partitions on this HDD and I installed windows on all of them but I changed the bios controller settings before doing it. So 1 is on IDE, other on RAID (without the ssd set up), and the other on AHCI.
The IDE and AHCI reconignized the ssd in the installation set up.
But the RAID doesn't recognizes neither of them (HDD or SSD) unless I load the drive that came with the mobo (AMD SB850) then it recognizes the HDD but not the SSD

After installing windows, the IDE and AHCI reconignized my SSDs on disk management but RAID won't even find it neither on disk management or on device management. (With or without the raid 0 array)

Just a side note: I installed windows with and without the SSDs connected. Neither way worked on RAID controller on. And I've installed all up to date drivers on all 3 partitions. And updated windows.


I've tried installing a downloaded windows from pen drive but when I try to install the RAID drivers on windows installer it says that my drivers are not signed. (But on original cd windows it works like a charm)

I've tried the same thing on my old set up, and happened the same thing !!! (But it has an AMD SB750 as a sata controller)

The mobo manual shows how to install windows XP to run raid. But I want my "old" 7 back.


I've lost 3 days trying to figure this out, but I can't... I appreciate if anyone come up with anything. It might be a lil dumb mistake that I'm making and I'm not seeing. I've looked online, searched in forums, Called Samsung.. I couldn't find a solution.

Thanks. (And sorry about the huge description)

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May 10, 2013 9:03:03 PM

Did you let the mb chipset make the raid o drive for you??? On my asus board I have to at post go into a sub menu and select the drives I want to raid and the raid set up in the bios makes the raid drive..Parton for you.
If the portion or drive is not made first windows will not see it.
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May 10, 2013 9:11:12 PM

smorizio said:
Did you let the mb chipset make the raid o drive for you??? On my asus board I have to at post go into a sub menu and select the drives I want to raid and the raid set up in the bios makes the raid drive..Parton for you.
If the portion or drive is not made first windows will not see it.


Thanks for the fast reply.
I have to do it by my self as well, press control + f and select the drivers that I wanna raid.
I've tried with 1 drive only (no raid 0 setup), 2 drivers (no raid 0 setup) and with the raid 0 setup before and after installation. But all of my tries where unsuccessful :( 
I saw somewhere that sometimes you have to install windows normally, install all updated drivers and then make the raid 0 setup. It didn't work as well...

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May 11, 2013 5:51:29 AM

Hey, I just got it. After days trying i got it.
I made a clean windows install and installed the older driver (SB 750) and it worked !!
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