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Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 RAID 0 and other x64 drivers

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June 26, 2010 9:05:00 PM

I recently installed Windows 7 x64 onto a two RAIDed (0) 1TB WD Caviar Blues. At the time it was fairly difficult to due as I had to search quite a bit to find a compatible certified driver. It did finally work, and I installed Gigabyte's drivers via the provided CD, but the hard drive response time is acting slower than the same build I previously had with x86. In device manager my disk drive is listed as AMD 2+0 Stripe/RAID0 SCSI Disk Device and the controllers are AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller, AMD RAID Console, AOMSW6VS IDE Controller, and GIGABYTE GBB36X Controller.
Previously when I tried to open Gigabyte's provided RAID utility program it gave me a GBB36X error.
Also, when Gigabyte's EasyTune6 Utility opens at startup, I'm given an error that the device driver failed to load. I don't even know what driver that is supposed to be.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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June 29, 2010 4:20:15 PM

I have the most recent chipset driver; my main concern is that there may be something I need to get rid of, as I didn't use the Mobo's drivers to install. The controllers are:

AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller
AMD RAID Console
AOMSW6VS IDE Controller
GIGABYTE GBB36X Controller

Does that look right? Should I have the AMD AHCI and GIGABYTE controllers?
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June 29, 2010 8:50:55 PM

Hello Stacks,

It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.

Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software"
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
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June 29, 2010 10:38:40 PM

John, thanks for the help, but this question is about the RAID drivers I have at the moment, not compatibility. Everything is working, but I'd like to make sure it's working optimally, and I don't know too much about RAID; I never had a problem with it on 32 bit systems.
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May 29, 2011 2:10:30 AM

stacks the magnanimous said:
I had to search quite a bit to find a compatible certified driver. It did finally work, a


where did you get the certified driver?
I try to install Win7 x64 on RAID0 and it refuse to use driver from GA web site as it is not certified.
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