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September 27, 2011 6:42:40 PM

how can i install my drivers on two hard drives set up has a raid, on my pc that i built? It is running now but is showing i need drivers. their 300 gb 10,000 rpm Raptors.

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September 27, 2011 7:10:36 PM

when i set everything up new the drivers never installed, but the pc is working, someone told me it had to be done at the orignal start up. they are western digital velociraptor's
WD3000GLFSRTL, 16 MB, 3.5" and is a raid the best way to go for gaming?
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a c 96 G Storage
September 27, 2011 7:16:57 PM

Win 7 has a way of installing the appropriate drivers when new devices are attached. If the drives are working fine, don't mess with it.

Regarding RAID; you do not need RAID for gaming. In a RAID setup, you will see just a small performance increase that will not be noticeable. No need to complicate things.
September 27, 2011 7:37:43 PM

it seems to be running ok, but if i do a test on the hole system the hard drives are only coming up at a 6 on a scale from 0 to 10, everything else is at 9, and at the bottom of my desk top screen its saying i have a problem to fix.. install hard drive drivers. I tried going through w7 but it says not available.
a b G Storage
September 27, 2011 8:06:07 PM

Allright, you are in the paranoia stage, that happens to all builders, specially on new builds. Dont worry, it will pass.

You computer is working fine, no need to change. And that score thing is crap, dont listen to it. BTW, that "problem to fix" message on windows is also crap, dont listen to it.

Yes, RAID is great for gaming, cause it speeds loading levels, and that is even better when online gaming. FPS doenst change much tough. Nevertheless, if you have 2 or more HDDs, better to RAID them, its even better to manage under Windows Explorer.
September 27, 2011 8:38:34 PM

Yea! i think your right, just getting nervous and want everything running up to par for :lol:  but thanks again guys for the help, you guys are the best, good luck and happy gaming. BullDogJoe.