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Can RAID and non RAID drives work in the same computer?

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January 13, 2010 3:24:46 PM

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 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.
January 13, 2010 4:17:12 PM

the answer to the first part is yes RAID and non RAID drives can work, your PC hard drive which has the OS installed on isnt a problem here.

what RAID controller are you using? software or hardware based?
January 13, 2010 9:22:39 PM

I am not sure what RAID Controller i am using....

I set up the RAID how it said in my manual for my Asus P6T Deluxe V2. first in the bios changing it to RAID, Then i rebooted hit control i during start up to enter in to the RAID Program to make the RAID of the two drives....

i thought the Mother board had a rad controller? i am new to this so 9/10 i do not know what i am talking about.
January 14, 2010 1:13:04 AM

If you didnt get it worked out email me cwatson2141@gmail.com

I have been using Asus boards for years, I can help you out with the raid.
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