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Trouble setting up RAID 0 on new windows 7 install.

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February 5, 2014 8:56:05 PM

So I recently received two new 1TB Seagate HDD's and re installed my computer after putting them in. After installing the computer I went into the bios and changed the setting to Raid Legacy drivers and let it reboot. After rebooting and hitting Ctrl+f to enter the raid setup, I go and select the two drives I want to raid in RAID 0 and it says it worked and there functional. After I exit this setup though the computer will just blue screen and repeat... was i suppose to install drivers during the windows 7 installation or is there something i'm missing. I've scowered around the web trying to find an answer but can't find anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Edit: Forgot to mention I'm using an msi 970a-g46 motherboard. Important detail (~_~)
Also Windows 7 is currently installed on my 120gb ssd so to answer a possible question, no i'm not trying to raid a drive that has windows 7 installed on it. There both completely wiped and clean drives.
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February 5, 2014 9:18:32 PM

So your Win7 is on your SSD, and the RAID 0 are for storage...

When you changed in BIOS the setting to Raid legacy drivers was it only for the sata ports where your 2x 1TB HDD are connected? seems like that option also affected the sata controller of your SSD thus causing the issue.

If the option is global, you need to connect your SSD in a different controller than the ones your RAID HDDs are going to be connected, check your mobo manual to see which ports belong to which SATA controller (usually there's one directly from the mobo chipset and another from a 3rd party).
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February 5, 2014 9:31:56 PM

RaDiKaL_ said:
So your Win7 is on your SSD, and the RAID 0 are for storage...

When you changed in BIOS the setting to Raid legacy drivers was it only for the sata ports where your 2x 1TB HDD are connected? seems like that option also affected the sata controller of your SSD thus causing the issue.

If the option is global, you need to connect your SSD in a different controller than the ones your RAID HDDs are going to be connected, check your mobo manual to see which ports belong to which SATA controller (usually there's one directly from the mobo chipset and another from a 3rd party).


When you say it messed with the ssd I thought you might be right there but I remembered that when you go to select the raid you have a yes an no option on which ones you want to raid. I still looked in the motherboard manual though and found nothing in it talking about which ones for raid. Is there drivers that I need to install or something? Thanks

Here is the manual for it online and towards the end you can see where it talks about the raid setup.
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February 6, 2014 9:52:41 AM

hmm the manual does specify that you can set up a RAID with an already working OS...

In the RAID BIOS menu, see if you can set your SSD as "none" or "JBOD", see if you can boot that way, if so like the manual says get your mobo CD to install in windows the appropriate drivers for RAID.
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February 6, 2014 10:53:02 AM

If you install Windows with the BIOS set to other than RAID, when you try to change it to RAID in the BIOS after installation, Windows won't work. To make it work you need to enable RAID driver in the Windows registry.

I had the opposite problem. I installed Windows with the BIOS set to RAID and tried to change it to AHCI which just caused Windows to BSOD on boot.

Here is the solution which I found. You just need to reverse the recommended settings and use the ones for RAID. After making this change in the registry, you should be able to enable RAID in the BIOS and boot into Windows without a problem: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window...

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