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Z77 Raid + SATA

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August 24, 2012 6:55:30 PM

I've just installed a gigabyte z77 mobo and I'm wanting to run 1 drive on a single SATA and another paired drives in Raid. I can't seem to figure out how to do both though. Putting it in Raid stops the SATA drive working (OS).

Any ideas?


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a c 716 V Motherboard
August 24, 2012 7:21:31 PM

Okay FYI - I requested those other duplicates to be deleted.

Q - I assume if you set the Intel SATA -> RAID you get a BSOD?
Q - What EXACT Gigabyte Z77 MOBO; i.e. model?

If that's the case then you're not going to like the solution. Please clarify.
August 25, 2012 9:15:51 AM

Yeah I had a slight problem with the question registering twice..........

A1- Yes, I set the Bios option from SATA to raid and windows will no longer boot from that Single SATA drive (on my old gigabyte 990xa i could have both SATA and RAID)
A2- its a Gigabyte Z77-D3H

I'm assuming you're meaning it can't be done? it's either Raid or SATA and not both? problem i have is i have files on the 2 RAID drives that i need to recover.
a c 716 V Motherboard
August 25, 2012 1:05:05 PM

I mean you'll need to backup your data and start from scratch.

Note the following from your D/L page -
"Intel SATA Preinstall driver
(For AHCI / RAID Mode)
Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy."

Rather than me reinventing the wheel, substitute "Intel RSTE drivers" with your "Intel SATA Preinstall driver" and follow this guide ->