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Raid 0 crashes GA-770TA-UD3 with AMD X4 640

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March 16, 2010 5:25:13 AM

After an easy PC upgrade to my new Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 equipped with 4GB RAM and an AMD X4 640 CPU, I got ambitious and decided to set up a couple of older 80GB drives in SATA Raid 0 config. That's where the problems started.

I followed the instructions to set up the drives in BIOS but whenever I tried booting into Windows 7 32-bit, I'd get a momentary BSOD as the PC tried booting into Windows (while the little whizzy Windows symbol appears on-screen) and the PC would re-boot ad infinitum. After I unconfigure the RAID in BIOS, everything works fine again.

I know the drives work because I'd been using them in RAID 0 on my previous rig. I can see the drives in Win 7 in computer management and they appear as 'unallocated'. I've updated to all the latest drivers too.

Anyone managed to successfully set up any form of RAID with this new mobo?

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June 17, 2010 11:16:37 AM

I have RAID 0 running on the SATA2 controller - I couldn't get the array to recognize on install when hooked up the the SATA3 ports. I have 2 WD BLACK 640 gig drives - SATA 3, 64Meg Cache.

Saying all this - My computer has not been stable, and it seems if I get a BSOD, my whole Array craps out and I need to re-install Windows.

I got 1 BSOD when trying a very modest overclock on my X3 720. Also got a BSOD that correupted my Raid system just by plugging a usb stick into the USB3 ports.

I'm not overly confident in this Motherboard - but it could be other components as well.

Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3
AMD X3 720 BE
Sapphire 5770 Vapor X
8 Gig gskill Ripjaws DDR3 memory.
700 Watt modular Seasonic PS