RAID1 with OS/Won't boot when other hdds are plugged in Tags: NAS / RAID SSD Storage Last response: July 11, 2012 10:01 PM in Storage Share nugunsknight July 11, 2012 9:17:20 PM I have some issues with a setup i am currently trying to upgrade. The specs are as follows. ASUStek M4A78T-E Mobo (x2) 120 OCZ SSD Raid1 With OS installed on. 16gb ram Then the issue comes in when i attempt to add additional HDDs (1 500GB and 1 1TB) Both of these are not raid drives, i have information located on these that i need to keep. Now i only have 5 sata ports. I still use an IDE dvd-rom, and one SATA port has a BD-rom. I finished the windows installation with just the two SSDs and after updates and drivers, i powered down and plugged in the two other drives. powered on. All i got was a black screen after all the post messages with the flashing cursor. Restarted. BIOS does not show any discs. restarted Booted into the raid utility, it sees all drives and has the 2 hdds as <single drive> and the two ssds as a functional raid 1 when i have just the two ssds plugged in, windows boots just fine. when i plug in the other two hdds, it will not boot. Any idea what may be happening? if you need anymore info, just let me know. thank you in advanced. More about : raid1 boot hdds plugged Dereck47 a c 544 G Storage July 11, 2012 10:01:29 PM Verify in BIOS that your 1st boot device is your RAID array. Your 2nd & 3rd boot device should be set to Disabled. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources BOOTMGR is missing - only when multiple HDDs plugged in not boot order Forum BOOTMGR is missing - only when multiple HDDs plugged in not boot order Forum Can't Boot SSD after Raid 1 with other 1TB Sata HDDs Forum Reinstalling windows 7 on a new ssd, wont boot when i plug my old storage HDDs in Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !