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Raid 1 failed after Win7 reinstall

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December 9, 2012 2:21:48 PM

HI

I have just re installed windows 7 on 2 SSD in raid0 this is working corect.

The problem is my mirrored storage disks shows up online but failed in disk management. (Ref. Picturelink)

I have done reinstall like this in the past, without this problem.
What can I do to correct this, must I delete the drives and set them up from scratch?

I have data on the drives so I would prefer to not do this.

Picturelink:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kn0x6agit9ropzr/EjcEn5kSJ5#f...
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
December 9, 2012 2:41:14 PM

Does the raid bios say they are ok and have u installed the intel raid management software in windows?
December 9, 2012 2:46:23 PM

I have set the mirrored volume up using windows, the OS raid is set up in bios. (Asus rampage 3 extreme)

I have not set up raid management software in windows. Do I need this?
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a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
December 9, 2012 4:49:59 PM

Well... If you've always used windows to just do it then I dunno - never tried that.

Intel chipsets can use Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) manage arrays.

You'd need to do it however you had it to begin with. Should be able to pick one as the primary and mirror it to the other one.
December 18, 2012 10:20:36 AM

I think I have the anwer (Finally)...

windows tells me the drives are online but failed. however the problem is not with the drives but THE WINDOWS VERSION ITSELF.

I was using professional earlyer, but now I installed home premium witch do not support mirrored drives..

Doing a new install with professional . . ..
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
December 18, 2012 4:17:49 PM

My win7 is home premium with a raid 1 mirror. Still, hope it works for you!
December 18, 2012 7:49:45 PM

Conclution:

Hardware raid and Windows 7 Home Premium Works fine
Software raid and Windows 7 Home Premium No support

Hardware raid and Windows 7 Ultimate Works fine
Hardware raid and Windows 7 Ultimate Works fine

If you plan to do reinstall going from ultimate to home premium remember to convert your dynamic discs back to simple volumes, then reinstall.

If you want to keep your data that is.. :) 
December 18, 2012 7:52:24 PM

Conclution: revised...

Hardware raid and Windows 7 Home Premium Works fine
Software raid and Windows 7 Home Premium NO SUPPORT

Hardware raid and Windows 7 Ultimate Works fine
Software raid and Windows 7 Ultimate Works fine

If you plan to do reinstall going from ultimate to home premium remember to convert your dynamic discs back to simple volumes, then reinstall.

If you want to keep your data that is.. :) 
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
December 18, 2012 8:01:24 PM

Yikes. OK!
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