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Enabling RAID with MSI P55M-GD45

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February 22, 2010 2:29:35 PM

Greetings!

I recently completed a build with an MSI P55M-GD45 MOBO. I have 2 identical HDDs connected via SATA. I do not get the option to use the RAID configuration menu. Given that the manual is rather vague, I have tried various BIOS settings. I am sure I am missing something obvious. Since I have installed the OS and some software, is there a way to enable RAID 0 striping without destroying the data?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This is my build sheet:

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V
MSI P55M-GD45 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W
G.SKILL 4GB 2x2 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM
GIGABYTE GV-N26OC-896I GeForce GTX 260 896MB
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for System Builders - OEM


Thanks for your time
- Doug
February 22, 2010 2:55:40 PM

Hi Doug,

you can keep your data if you back-it up and then write back to the disk but you cannot retrospectively enable RAID 0 on two hard drives. you need to establish strip size and this is done when installing a RAID setup.

Cut your loss and back up and wipe the lot. i have the similar drives as you (f1) and they are wonderful in RAID 0.

RAID is always easier to deal with when you plan from day one, changing your config after it has been setup is more hassle than it needs be.

Hope it goes well

Doug (24 year old geek)
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February 23, 2010 8:49:58 PM

Thanks Doug! (felt oddly self serving :)  )

Anyone enable RAID with an MSI P55M-GD45?
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