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While in RAID Windows's cant find DVD drivers

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August 1, 2012 9:54:51 PM

I just hooked up my 2 HDDs into a RAID array, the RAID setup said they are online and the creation was successful.
when I go to install windows 7 the installation tells me that it can't find DVD drivers.

OS: trying to install Windows 7 HP.
HDD: WD 500Gb *2
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
August 1, 2012 10:27:58 PM

change the sata port where the dvd is connected maybe?

also notice the option in the windows 7 setup to install drivers - try installing the correct RAID driver
a b $ Windows 7
a c 742 G Storage
August 1, 2012 10:50:44 PM

Many motherbds have one or two sata ports that you can swich to ide or ahci and sometimes raid. Often they are the last two sata ports (4&5 or 5&6) Set them as ahci and plug your optical drive in there.

You can use ide mode if you want as an optical drive wont need the bandwidth of either bus, I just use ahci in case later on they realize they want more hdd/ssd's and they put the optical on usb.
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