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September 24, 2011 9:51:12 PM

hi everyone.
If I use this card

to connect two wd raptors on it, will I be able to install windows 7 on the system?

In other words are the drivers going to be immediately recognized as system disks through teh bios and most important, through the WINDOWS 7 installation procedure??

Thank you fo helping :D  :D  :D 

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 82 G Storage
September 25, 2011 2:01:56 AM

Worse case is you have to load the drivers at Windows 7 installation time.
September 25, 2011 1:30:28 PM

so have you ever done it?
I suppose it can be done, given that you have the appropriate win 7 raid drivers on a usd stick for example...


I am curious coz If it's impossible no need to buy the card!!!! :pt1cable: 

thank you
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 82 G Storage
September 25, 2011 1:54:13 PM

Will you install Windows 7 on a drive (or RAID) connected to that controller? The drivers are provided on the CD and it's no different than other SAS/SATA controllers. Just insert the CD or a USB key and select the required drivers if need be.

Why not use the onboard SATA controller?
September 25, 2011 2:08:24 PM

Yes, I will install win & on thiw raid array. THe mobo doesn' t have raid controller unfortunatelly!
so I will try it through the usb stick way..
actually there is a menu in win 7 installation procedure asking for installation of extra drivers I suppose... at wwhich point you indicate the driver's directory...? is that correct?
a b $ Windows 7
a c 82 G Storage
September 25, 2011 2:09:54 PM

That's correct.
September 26, 2011 11:11:55 AM

THank you for spending time man.
I appreciate that