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Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 + RAID Issue

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January 29, 2012 3:54:38 PM

Hello,
I'm having trouble setting up a RAID array (non OS) with my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 v1 MB. I have Win 7 64-Bit OS set up on a 1TB Seagate Barricuda - BIOS is set to AHCI - Works fine. When I try to change the BIOS from AHCI to RAID (so I can later plug in 2x 1TB Western Dig HDs for storage), I get a BSOD when Win 7 begins to load (Stop error: 0x0000007B). ...Probably due to missing driver. I've tried to load various RAID drivers on reboot through the system recovery console (until I can see the Win 7 installation). But upon reboot, I'm back to BSOD. I've also tried to change the Registry value on HKEY_LOCAL-Machine\System|CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorv - Start value from 3 to 0.... and all the above all over again with no luck.

What am I missing? Thanks for any help / advice. - Jermo
January 29, 2012 4:42:47 PM

Jermo said:
Hello,
I'm having trouble setting up a RAID array (non OS) with my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 v1 MB. I have Win 7 64-Bit OS set up on a 1TB Seagate Barricuda - BIOS is set to AHCI - Works fine. When I try to change the BIOS from AHCI to RAID (so I can later plug in 2x 1TB Western Dig HDs for storage), I get a BSOD when Win 7 begins to load (Stop error: 0x0000007B). ...Probably due to missing driver. I've tried to load various RAID drivers on reboot through the system recovery console (until I can see the Win 7 installation). But upon reboot, I'm back to BSOD. I've also tried to change the Registry value on HKEY_LOCAL-Machine\System|CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorv - Start value from 3 to 0.... and all the above all over again with no luck.

What am I missing? Thanks for any help / advice. - Jermo


Gigabyte still has driver / bios issues regarding RAID.

P.S. You are not alone. Many user has the same issue as you! RAID kills... :( 
February 15, 2012 6:13:32 PM

I am having a similar issue with the same board and bios version 5. Everything seems to get set up fine, RAID on SATA 1 to 4, and IDE on SATA 5 and 6. Boot/system SSD and DVD plugged into SATA slots 5 and 6 (i.e., set to IDE). Two identical formatted WD 1TB Caviar Blacks plugged into slots 1 and 2 for storage set to RAID. No problem setting up the RAID array (RAID 0 - striped) after pressing Ctrl F. System reboots gets as far as beginning to load the Win 7 colorful icon, and reboots (rinse and repeat). If I set all SATA slots to IDE in BIOS, I can use all drives mentioned above, but of course, the 2 Caviar Blacks appear as two separate drives. Just can't seem to get RAID to work. Help please!
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