Samsung SSD on P9x79 Deluxe

Hello,

I'm trying to install windows 7 Enterprise 64b on Samsung SSD 840 in a P9x79 Deluxe Mobo... Ive tried following Jaquith step by step guide but when Windows starts intalling it just takes forever.

I found out a few things Samsung Magician will not run on this mobo at least not the way i'm trying, always get the drive is frozen message, so I secured erase the ssd on another computer.

SATA is in RAID mode on Bios.

SSD is connected on gray port 1, and theres nothing else connected to the sata ports.

Windows 7 ent 64b is running from a USB connected to usb black ports, NOT the usb 3.0 blue ones.

Loaded the Rapid Storage driver with F6 on windows install but its taken forever.

Any help would be greatly appreciated since I've run out of ideas.

Thanks.
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  1. Hi, Have you tried installing Windows in AHCI mode? What SATA driver have you installed, 11.x or 3.x ?
    Try also removing one RAM stick (to rule out a memory issue).
  2. alexoiu said:
    Hi, Have you tried installing Windows in AHCI mode? What SATA driver have you installed, 11.x or 3.x ?
    Try also removing one RAM stick (to rule out a memory issue).


    Thanks for replying alexoiu,

    I've tried AHCI mode with the same results, only way I get normal windows installation is if I don't use F6 rapid storage.

    SATA drivers were downloaded from ASUS site Version 3.5.0.1092&3.5.0.109

    I now its not the ssd since connecting it to other computer gets great bechamarks during testing, so its down to the mobo.

    I'll try removing the memory stick later today and I'll post results thanks.
  3. here is the guide that I followed from Jaquith it basically states that not using RAID may lead to trouble

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/303873-30-wont-resume-sleep-booted-raid#t2068879
  4. It might be. Try setting SATA to AHCI in BIOS.
    Download and unzip this drive ftp://174.142.97.10/drivers/Intel/SATA/RSTe_Floppy(v3.5.0.1101).zip on a USB drive.
    With the SSD connected to one of the Intel SATA 3 ports, start installing Windows. When asked where to install it, click load driver and browse to the downloaded driver.
    I hope it will work.
    If not, try also this one ftp://174.142.97.10/Drivers/Intel/SATA/RST_Floppy(v11.7.0.1013_F6).zip
  5. alexoiu said:
    It might be. Try setting SATA to AHCI in BIOS.
    Download and unzip this drive ftp://174.142.97.10/drivers/Intel/SATA/RSTe_Floppy(v3.5.0.1101).zip on a USB drive.
    With the SSD connected to one of the Intel SATA 3 ports, start installing Windows. When asked where to install it, click load driver and browse to the downloaded driver.
    I hope it will work.
    If not, try also this one ftp://174.142.97.10/Drivers/Intel/SATA/RST_Floppy(v11.7.0.1013_F6).zip


    Tried removing all of the memory sticks (64Gb) and tried only with one same results ran extensive test on memory using memtest86+ didn't find any errors.

    First link is the same file that I've been trying to use, about to try 11.7 I'll post results on this later

    Read that slow windows install may have to do with windows vista/7 looking for floppy drivers or ide legacy. Did a little research but cannot find a way to disable it on asus bios any thoughts on this?
  6. No, it should work.
    What happens if you don't load the Intel SATA driver during the installation? Is it the same?
  7. Ok so I tried to install with both drivers no luck same results in AHCI. Would seem that's not possible to install rapid storage driver with F6 under windows 7 in P9x79 Deluxe. Are you running that config?
  8. no.
    You said that "I've tried AHCI mode with the same results, only way I get normal windows installation is if I don't use F6 rapid storage."
    If working that way, where's the issue?
  9. Cause I'm getting awful results on SSD benchmarks
  10. While in Windows, have you tried installing the Intel SATA driver?
  11. Yes, no luck either, contacted ASUS chat, dude spoke with me not more than 5 lines, determined RMA... Its going back but not getting a new one awful support from ASUS
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