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October 2, 2011 12:21:06 AM

Ok, I've got 2 samsung spinpoint f3 1TB drives i want to setup in raid 0 on this new system I've built. I've already got Win7 Pro installed on a M4 Crucial SSD. I go into the bios and switch native ide to raid and try to go into the raid setup, but i can't do anything there except view information about the drives. I exit that and let it boot up and it bluescreens and auto resets. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Any help is much appreciated.
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Here is my set up.


Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

GPU:
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

POWER:
High Current Pro HCP-850 850W TX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD

Hard Drives:
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2

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October 2, 2011 2:21:36 AM

Yes. First, it seems that your boot drive has been installed in IDE native mode, not AHCI or RAID. Switching the controller to RAID simply mess the OS because it does not fint the appropriate driver.

Now, connect the boot drive to the last connector. You probably connected the dvd to sata 6, so connect the boot drive to sata5. Leave the in BIOS set as IDE. now, you can boot the system.

Then, if it boots, restart and in the RAID BIOS, defibe your array.

But the first step should be to check your motherboard's manual as it should have all the info needed to setup a RAID array.
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October 2, 2011 3:56:22 AM

Best answer selected by zombiecrew.
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October 2, 2011 3:57:18 AM

Thanks for the help. Last time I built a comp there were no sata connectors. Thats where my problem was. Much appreciated!
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