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RAID and non RAID drives in the same comptuer, can't get it to boot :(

  • Hard Drives
  • NAS / RAID
  • Western Digital
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
January 13, 2010 1:45:56 AM

Good day all,

I just picked up two WD drives that i wanted to set up in RAID 1 for storage, to my computer that curently has Win 7 on a hd non RAID. Its not working :pfff:  is this possible or did i just dump alot of $$ on two HDs that i cant turn in to a RAID. It will not boot when i have it set to RAID in the BIOS, but if i change it to IED i cant see my RAID hard drives when win boots up in my computer.....

OS: Win 7
Mother board: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Hard drives: 2 x WD 2TB drive

Thanks for the Help.

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January 14, 2010 1:09:45 AM

aye Tree frog07 re did it following the manual, but same problem it will not boot if i enable RAID in my Bios, and if change my bios back to normal it will booot but i am not able to see my RAID drives...

what am i missing i know its some thing small and its going to make me bang my head off my desk lol
a b G Storage
January 14, 2010 2:29:31 AM

OK, after you created the RAID volume, did you save and exit BIOS, re-enter BIOS, and select the single Win7 HDD as the 1st boot drive?
Never mind, I just re-read your original post.

Have you installed the Intel Matrix Storage Console (second download on the left-side of the page) to your Win7 installation?
If not, do it.
Then see if you can set up a RAID volume inside Win7 with the Console.