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Asus Sabertooth 990FX Raid help!!

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March 13, 2012 10:40:34 PM

So I'm trying to install Raid and I have 2 OCZ SOLID 3 SSDS, both 60 gb. Now I set the option as RAID in the UEFI bios and yes it detects both HD's but, upon showing the disks, it shows my DVD drive and then the SSD> I also don't see CTRL+F or any CTRL+K for Raid installations, could anyone help or give advice please. This is my first AMD motherboard and I'm thinking I have to install the RAID drivers during Windows 7 installation and then I'll have to reboot again and it'll pop up. Is that correct?
a c 143 V Motherboard
March 13, 2012 11:51:38 PM

your motherboard need driver to install raid check on user manual if you could rais ssd on this board
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a c 716 V Motherboard
March 13, 2012 11:56:50 PM

First, you only want to use the AMD SB950 ports (6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown), and disconnect all other drives until after Windows is fully installed. Use the top bottom closet to the Front Panel connections (just noticed yours are backwards to what I'm used to) SATA ports, ports 5/6 are for other forms of RAID.

BIOS:
SATA Mode -> RAID
Save & Exit = Yes

/reboot

Hold Ctrl (and) F ; to get to the AMD RAID Utility
* Refer to page 4-32 of you manual rather than me copy/paste or rewriting the manual. Use 128KB stripe.

Now while when looking at the ASUS and assuming Windows 7, I don't see any required F6 driver, you might want to make a Flash Drive Windows 7 Installer:

Preparation MBR:
* Backup data and any registered Apps deauthorize if possible
* Use the latest BIOS and you must use a minimum BIOS version which supports your components.
* Create Bootable Flash Drive MBR USB installer
** Flash Drive -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4CdEZPTPzk
* Create a folder on Flash Drive e.g. 'RAID' containing extracted AMD RAID Driver V3.2.1540.92 for Windows XP/Vista/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)

If any drives are 2TB+, and required for 3TB+ use GPT.

Preparation GPT:
* Backup data and any registered Apps deauthorize if possible
* Use the latest BIOS and you must use a minimum BIOS version which supports your components i.e. 2TB+ HDD(s).
* Create Bootable Flash Drive GPT USB installer
** Flash Drive -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4CdEZPTPzk
** Windows Installer for GPT -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39qPm1rNnWk
* Create a folder on Flash Drive e.g. 'RAID' containing extracted AMD RAID Driver V3.2.1540.92 for Windows XP/Vista/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)


When installing, use Custom and then click on 'Have Drivers' load the extracted AMD RAID Driver for your OS (32-bit or 64-bit). TIP - Best to know exactly what drivers are needed ahead of time to avoid panic guessing.
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March 14, 2012 2:27:33 AM

jaquith said:
First, you only want to use the AMD SB950 ports (6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown), and disconnect all other drives until after Windows is fully installed. Use the top bottom closet to the Front Panel connections (just noticed yours are backwards to what I'm used to) SATA ports, ports 5/6 are for other forms of RAID.

BIOS:
SATA Mode -> RAID
Save & Exit = Yes

/reboot

Hold Ctrl (and) F ; to get to the AMD RAID Utility
* Refer to page 4-32 of you manual rather than me copy/paste or rewriting the manual. Use 128KB stripe.

Now while when looking at the ASUS and assuming Windows 7, I don't see any required F6 driver, you might want to make a Flash Drive Windows 7 Installer:

Preparation MBR:
* Backup data and any registered Apps deauthorize if possible
* Use the latest BIOS and you must use a minimum BIOS version which supports your components.
* Create Bootable Flash Drive MBR USB installer
** Flash Drive -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4CdEZPTPzk
* Create a folder on Flash Drive e.g. 'RAID' containing extracted AMD RAID Driver V3.2.1540.92 for Windows XP/Vista/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)

If any drives are 2TB+, and required for 3TB+ use GPT.

Preparation GPT:
* Backup data and any registered Apps deauthorize if possible
* Use the latest BIOS and you must use a minimum BIOS version which supports your components i.e. 2TB+ HDD(s).
* Create Bootable Flash Drive GPT USB installer
** Flash Drive -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4CdEZPTPzk
** Windows Installer for GPT -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39qPm1rNnWk
* Create a folder on Flash Drive e.g. 'RAID' containing extracted AMD RAID Driver V3.2.1540.92 for Windows XP/Vista/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)


When installing, use Custom and then click on 'Have Drivers' load the extracted AMD RAID Driver for your OS (32-bit or 64-bit). TIP - Best to know exactly what drivers are needed ahead of time to avoid panic guessing.


After doing continuous research I found out the solution, I had to enable FULL SCREEN LOGO on the UEFI bios and then the CTRL+F would appear right after I restarted my pc. I could never find this solution anywhere but by myself, thanks anyways, that was useful!
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March 14, 2012 2:27:46 AM

Best answer selected by halodude23.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
March 14, 2012 3:05:51 AM

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