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Trying to reinstall Win 7 64 cannot get Raid settup correctly

Q: Trying to reinstall Win 7 64 cannot get Raid settup correctly

Greetings, I am now trying to get windows reinstalled.
I have Asrock Extreme 7 Motherboard. When I set the storage to RAID and go into the raid setup the first volume should be set up as raid 0, I do not get an option to set up another.

I have a 60gig OCZ 3 and a Corsair 1 terabyte platter drive. I need them in array so I can use Intels SRT tech.

Big question is Windows is not finding the raid driver on either the Win 7 disk OR the MOBO disk. I assume it IS there correct?

Can anyone give me some advice and or some steps I should correctly follow?

I can get windows started on install but at the end I get 'Windows cannot complete installation on this hardware' message.

Any advice is welcome please help this newb!

PS, at least I am not getting any BSOD's!

Thanks much in advance!

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A: Trying to reinstall Win 7 64 cannot get Raid settup correctly

Well, it is not recommended to put 2 different drives in RAID 0, plus it makes no sense to do so with your setup. You need to set up the SSD to cache rather than be in RAID 0. Use this article for reference. Good luck.
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A:Portege S100 - Reinstall WinXP using F6 and RAID drivers


Thanks for posting this short instruction here in the forum.
I think it could be useful for some users who try to install the Win XP and try to include the RAID drives.

PS. The RAID driver can be downloaded also from the Toshiba European driver page!
I installed Win XP and I uses the nLite tool in order to include the RAID driver!
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Pity you reformatted, sometimes that BSOD stop code gives a little insight to a problem. Could have referenced to a hardware fault and somewhat ruled out a few possibilities.
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sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
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The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

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A:RAID - deleted RAID array, Windows 7 ok but I have questions

You can do into Disk Management and it will tell you which drive is used for booting. It will say it is active.

I am confused as to one part. You say you want to leave the second drive in your computer, but use it as an external. You can use one as your main drive, and use the other for backup...however a good backup process involves a drive that isn't readily available all the time. That being said, something like SyncToy from Microsoft will allow you to choose folders and on a schedule or manually, copy them to the second drive. I use this on my wife's laptop to keep her photos backed up to our server.

RAID has no place on a desktop system, so you are better off without it. But to get started, just go into Disk Management to see how your drives are configured now. Post a screenshot if need be.
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A:Solved: Reset my Raid 0 Array to Non-Raid and now nothing's working, help please :(
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A:Need to clone a RAID mirror (two drives) to a non-RAID, single HD

If the drives are mirrored then imaging one drive should be all you need. If the drives are striped then the two drives are being combined together to make ~160GB drive.

I guess to determine this, what is the capacity of the main 'logical' drive? 80 or 160'ish?
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A:Windows 7 System Image - Restore Non-RAID to RAID 0+1

MetalliMyers, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Assuming you built the RAID while still using the single disk this is what worked for me when I was experimenting with RAID,

1. Install drives and configure the array

2. Boot to Windows and install the necessary RAID driver

3. Make a full backup after the drivers are installed

4. Used imaging program (at the time I used Acronis True Home, but should work with any imaging app) to put the backup on the array

5. Disconnected the single drive after imaging just to remove it from causing any problems

6. Started up and it booted to Windows

No promises but it should work. Failing that you are looking at a fresh install of Windows.
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A:RAID question: how can I renew the data in raid array?

I'm not sure what you want to do.. You want to copy something to the /dev/hdd disk (from another computer maybe) and then copy the data from /dev/hdd to the RAID array?

Since you are using RAID1 then it should be fairly simple.
You just simulate disk failure by removing /dev/hdd. You could do this by making the hdd drive hdc instead (jumper it to be the secondary master). Now you mount the "hdc" drive (that really was you hdd) and copy whatever you want to /dev/md0.
Since it's a RAID1 array then all the data that goes to md0 is written to hdb and when the /dev/hdd comes back the RAID is syned onto both disks again.

I'm not sure if that makes any sense to you. Can't be less obscure than your post though
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and a 5th 20 gig Quantum drive...for...."Disk Management Console Tweaks."

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Perhaps I should just keep my old Fireballs for Storage/Backup and buy another WD800jb (only 80 bucks) for a hardware controlled 3 drive array.........or single ata WD800jb with dynamic disk array.......?

Blah...........bla,bla.........blah, blah blah!
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Any suggestions?

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A:Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Try loading the JMicron drivers from the motherboard manufacturer. RST is for Intel chipsets.
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A:General Discussion: IDE RAID vs. SCSI RAID

IDE raid is an attractive option for folks not needing the high-end capabilities of SCSI drives, and speeds are certainly getting better with IDE drives, though not nearly as fast at 15K RPM Ultra-320 SCSI drives. One thing that will improve your array, add one more drive. You'll get the RAID redundancy, but much faster access, reading and writing. With mirroring, writing is actually slower than a single drive, and reading is basically a single drive. With RAID-5, requiring at least three drives, reading and writing will be faster than a single drive.
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I should add that it does boot from a clean Win7 install, just not the image restore from the single AHCI Vertex.


A:Cannot boot from non-RAID image restored to RAID SSD

You need to get the raid drivers into the o/s you just restored.

The only way I can think of to do that is with Paragon Adaptive restore - select P2P adjust o/s ,select the o/s to adjust, select upload drivers, browse to the .inf - give it a few secs to load , next, Apply, and it's done.
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A:No disk reserved for RAID use, RAID disabled

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A:Converting to Raid 0 Windows 7, NOT Hardware Raid 0

sorry, a mistake, duplication
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A:RAID 0 Crash, displays one drive as Non-RAID

Hello and welcome to TGS
Raid 0 has no redundancy at all, if one drive fails you have lost all your data.
I am fairly sure it can not be rebuilt without losing the data.
This is why with any type of raid set-up it is important to have good backup
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total 5 disks.

thanks for any insight.

A:what provides the greates storage capacity? Raid 0 or Raid 5

Raid 0 and Raid 5 are so different from one another I think we should have better descriptives for them.

I don't know, does R-0 allow for more than two drives? If so then its R-0 for sure if all the hard drives are the same size, but I'm leaning toward two drive max even though I have no idea.

If its two drives only for R-0 then its R-5 for sure because even with the redundancy recovery resource data occupying each drive the total still available from 5 drives will be more than 2 striped drives.
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A:NAS or desktop HDD for RAID 1 (or windows software raid)

Hey there HerrKaLeun!

I can see you're a bit confused about the drives and NAS requirements. But it's a good thing you're looking into details to understand better. Let me see if I can help you clear things a bit.

The NAS environments are very tough. Regular drives used in RAID/NAS systems can get damaged, destroyed and corrupted really fast because they aren't designed with the "defences" that NAS/RAID hard drives have.

NAS/RAID drives are equipped with technology protecting them from the higher temperatures and constant vibrations, gives them 24/7 reliability, they're tested for longer hours to endure in a harsher environment, all to protect the information you store better.

Some NAS/RAID drives are for smaller NAS systems like the WD Red, others are for larger NAS systems like the WD Red Pro and for large enterprise systems like the WD RE. The "smaller system" drives can't handle larger NASes than the ones they're designed for (e.g. 2-4 bay system is a small NAS), but the "larger system" drives can handle small NASes (e.g. 6-8 bay system is a large NAS); in most cases enterprise NAS/RAID drives are the ones with bigger and safer works.

These reasons are why you should consider a specialized drive for NAS and RAID rather than an usual desktop drive.

The MTBF means Mean Time Between Failure, and is typical to be characterized for such NAS/RAID drives, usually in hours which usually sum up at around 1 mil.

Whether you'll choose a WD, HGST or another brand, that's all up to you personal preference, certain requirements and financial ability.

Hope I've helped!

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If I buy software RAID enclosure I will have to use some included software to set-up my raid. So, if I take my enclosure to another PC and plug it in (let's say eSATA) I will not be able to read the data, correct? If I get true hardware raid, the raid set up will be on the build in controller so I will be able to take the enclosure from computer to computer, right?

And since TS has new poll feature lets try it out...

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Regardless of whether you use software or hardware RAID, the enclosure will work whatever you plug it into. The only thing that might not work is connecting an individual disk (used as part of the array) into a device. It all depends on whether the device in question can read the controller used for the RAID set up.

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Why is everyone asking for gurus?
Let me give you a good piece of advice - never trust a guy who says he is a guru or knows everything about something.

I have never operated a RAID0 array in my life, but I can still try to answer your questions.

That RAID card is PCI, isn't it? No, you won't be getting much more speed out of the thing. PCI bus has a max transfer rate of <130MB/s and that is only theoretical. I'd guess your 110MB/s is the limit for you.

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You might be able to break it if it is truly RAID1, but I would think you'd need to run a repair to get it booting again. But, we can back up a step. Why bother with RAID at all? It's wasted on a single user desktop, especially for mirroring. It isn't a good backup method, so why use it?

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Hope I've explained that properly.

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Is there any down-side to leaving the SATA controller configured as RAID? The Intel RAID manager comes up during boot and reports the two disks as non-RAID.

Am I stuck having to leave that mode set (other than doing a full rebuild of the system and all applications)?

This is all on Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you,


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Generally speaking, switching from non-RAID to RAID 0 involves a complete data wipe on the drives you want to set up in RAID to allow the RAID controller to construct a RAID array with whatever drives. I am not sure if that would be the case for the reverse process, but I have a feeling it probably has the same effect. Especially if you decided to delete the array.

In either case, I would make sure you have a complete backup of any and all files you want to save before attempting anything.
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ive just bought a hotway 4x raid hdd enclosure... but i know nothing about raid before this.. all i wanted was just a harddisk case that could stack up all my harddisk into 1 with 1 usb and 1 power plug while in my computer still show up as seperate drive...

the salesman though explained to me that raid is a backup function and i can turn it off if i don need it... but after ive bought it.. then i only learned what raid is... and i don want all my harddisk to combine into 1... eventhough i turn it to single mode... it detect my harddisk as empty or unallocated... i don want that as i still have data inside...

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help is much appreciated...

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raid-0 can be a disaster without a good backup plan.

If at all possible, go with a raid 10; thats a Mirror over a set of Stripes.
At least you get a chance to react without the immediate disaster of a full system restore.
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If I have a machine with XP installed on RAID-0, can I add a 3rd, non-Raid drive to an available SATA port, install Win7 on this single drive and then be able to boot from either the XP-RAID or Win7-SATA?

A:Dual boot with Raid + non-Raid

Hello hines57, welcome to Seven Forums!

The method in the info below would be the best way to go about it; just be sure to reconnect the SATA cables for the RAID into the original port.


The easiest way to do away with boot issues between separate Operating Systems (OS) is to use the BIOS one time boot menu to select which OS to boot at system startup, each motherboard has an individual hot-key to tap during system start-up to access this menu.

If you have 2 separate Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and have one OS installed to one HDD and you want to install another OS to the second HDD, disconnect the HDD with the first OS installed on it and leave only the HDD you want to install the second OS to connected.

Just be sure not to change where the original HDD SATA cable was connected, it has to be re-connected to the exact same port to avoid boot issues.

Install the second OS to the connected HDD and when complete and the system is booting good, power down and reconnect the first HDD with the first OS on it.

This way the OSs will boot independently of each other and there will be no boot conflicts between the 2 separate OSs to have to sort later.

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seekermeister said:

A related question...what if I want to clone a raid 1 OS partition to a PATA harddrive on the same system...will the raid drivers through a monkey wrench into the works?Click to expand...

No, that should be a problem at all.
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A $38 RAID card is likely no better, possibly even worse than the RAID offered by the motherboard, which would be considered firmware RAID, which at $38 the card is probably the same. A true high performance hardware RAID controller will cost hundreds of dollars.

But without exact model numbers it's hard to give a firm answer.
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The pre-install driver will allow setup to install the files correcty on the RAID array this is offered for XP only.

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Cheers! :slurp: :slurp: :slurp:

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you will have to scroll down to see the instructions
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A:To Raid or not to Raid that is the question

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What sort of a controller is it? Does it even support RAID5? Anyway, assuming that you have a decent true hardware HP brand RAID controller..

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Hi GureMediation,

It sounds as though you needed to supply RAID drivers when you were installing Vista. What is the make and model of your motherboard?
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