Asus P9x79-Le Raid 0 Windows 7 Install Driver Issues

Asus P9x79 Le
i7 3820 (no OC)
16GB Corsair Vengeance @1600Mhz
GTX Titan
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB / WD 2TB Green / x2 Samsung 840 Pro 512GB

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my new x2 Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Raid 0 configuration. I turned SATA to Raid in the BIOS and then set the two SSD's in default Raid 0 configuration. Then i booted from the Win 7 CD and ran into the error massage "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing".

After searching Google for a while i figured out i needed Raid drivers. So i downloaded all the 4 versions for my Mobo that i found on the Asus homepage. I extracted the drivers over to my external hard drive, set SATA to Raid again and booted from CD. I plugged in the external hdd to load the driver from it and none of the 4 drivers work!

When i select the Win 7 64bit drivers i get up difference versions of Intel C600/Csomething chipset raid driver bla bla. Then when i click next i get an error message after 2-3 seconds telling me that the driver could not be installed and that i should get the newest drivers from my vendors website.

Now i'm booted into Windows 7 on the old SSD in AHCI mode and my Raid 0 config shows up in disk management as 906GB unallocated. Should i make it into a simple volume and try to install Win 7 on it while in the OS?

Have i overlooked something obvious? Is it the wrong drivers? I'm stuck.. help!

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  1. Yep - see what happens. Can't kill you.
  2. i7Baby said:
    Yep - see what happens. Can't kill you.

    I tried and failed. During the installation on the first automatic restart i got an error msg telling me that Windows could not find the petition that it was trying to install too. The 906GB SSD raid is now NTFS Active. But i guess trying to install on a raid configuration does not work when i'm booted into OS with AHCI. Just like i can't boot into Windows on my old SSD when SATA is set to raid..

  3. Best answer
    You might have to reformat the SSDs so that they are 'blank when they are put in Raid 0. It'd be good if you had a spare OS drive to be able to play around with the SSDs.

    Have a look at Linus:
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