I am installing Vista Home Premium on two 36gb Raptors on a GA-965P-DS3 and I get all the way through the installation using the GSATA driver where it recognizes the two drives as a single array.
But when I finish the installation and the system reboots it just gives the blue screen of death saying the system doesn't have a hard drive, or at least thats what it said when I tried to do the repair the operating system thing. No operating system showed up and it said there wasn't a hard drive connected.
I just want to know why it reads the array one minute and the next its like it was never there.
I have the same problem with 2 74Gb Raptors on my Gigabyte GA-8N SLi Royal but it's due to the driver. I don't think Gigabyte will create a raid driver for Vista on this 1 and a half year old motherboard.
I managed to find my old Sil3112 RAID Controller card I used on my socket 478 P4 a few years ago and the site has drivers for Vista so I'm going to try it out and see if its just the board thats messing up or if it really is my drives.
are you sure you put the raid drivers on the floppy correctly? i had this problem. i thought that i put them on the floppy, did not do it correctly, when i was loading xp, the key to load them, loaded them, then when the os tried to install, said it could not find the hard drive/array. took me a while to figure it out, will try to remember what i did & get back to you.
I have been running Vista Ultimate since mid-November 2006 on two 150GB raptors without issue. If I recall, Vista already had the SATA drivers included. The drive selection stage already recognised my RAID 0 volume.
My MoBo is the ASUS P5B Deluxe though. It's still the same RAID chipset.
Silly question, but I will ask away... Do you have the v6.2 drivers from Intel? The Vista-compatible ones. It just seems as if you're not using the right drivers.