I just had a disaster with my water cooling setup which reminded me of the importance of data redundancy so I bought two 1TB WD black SATA hard drives which I am trying to integrate into my system as a RAID 0 (mirroring) array to store important files, music, and photos on. I am having trouble getting windows to boot with the new RAID0 array added to the system, though, which I suspect has to do with my BIOS settings.
The setup pre-raid0 array was a 250gb WD HDD with my windows 7 install, and another 1TB drive with a bunch of music/photos etc on it. Under the integrated peripherals section of my BIOS I have SATA mode set to IDE, legacy support disabled, and onboard JMB set to RAID + IDE. Using this setup my system boots normally, but without the RAID 0 obviously, which just shows up as two unformatted disks under the disk management tool.
I turned off my computer, plugged in both new HDDs, changed SATA mode from IDE to RAID and saved/rebooted. The computer boots as normal with the addition of the RAID controller screen where I can press ctrl-I to enter the RAID manager. Here I selected to create a RAID 0 array containing both of the new HDDs and it successfully did that. But when windows begins to boot it freezes for a moment and then I get a brief BSofD followed by a restart. If I turn SATA mode back to IDE it boots normally.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have not come across this problem before.
Mobo: DFI lanparty UT P45 T3RS
Memory: Corsair dominator 2x2gb @ 1600mhz
CPU: X6800 @ 3.6ghz