I have a 500g SSD as a boot drive, and 4 1t HDs. I want to have two raid 0 drives. I changed the SATA in the BIOS to RAID, rebooted and accessed the RAID screen (ctrl+I). I got the drives set up correctly there, but when I boot Win7, the drives do not show up. I tried deleting the RAID and setting up through Disk Manager, but had no success with that. I have my tried 4 HDs installed on the black ports, and I have tried 2 HDs in the black ports and 2 in the brown ports.
It seems to set up OK, but I cannot access the drives in Windows. I was thinking about trying a cheap controller card (these seem to be either under $50 or over $300 for a good one). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
After basically starting over... I loaded defaults and set up my 4 HDs using the BIOS/RAID utility for the 2-two disk RAID 1's. Then after boot up, disk manager showed a disk 0 and disk 1.
I assumed these were the two RAID'ed deives I set up, so I initialized them each as a new simple volume. So I now have my two drives, but they dont show as mirrored in diskmanager (overhead 50%). So even though my two "mirrored" drives are recognized by Win7, how do I know if they are actually mirrored?
If you install the intel RST software, when you open it then it will show the raid is 0 or 1. If you go to the disk management, the drive is 1TB means it is raid1. Also you can rename the drive name to Raid0 or Raid1 something like that.