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Windows 8.1 cannot find RAID array

Q: Windows 8.1 cannot find RAID array

Hi guys, I have set up a RAID 0 array using an XFX Revo64 controller card and the Netcell bios setup that cones with it. According to the Netcell bios the array is working but booting into 8.1 I cannot find the drive in explorer and device manager shows the Revo64 as "Generic Mass Storage Controller ".

I am very new to Raid this is the first array I have tried to setup. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Kind regards,

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A: Windows 8.1 cannot find RAID array

Why not use the RAID card as more sata ports and then use windows to make your RAID array? I've never used a controller but im sure that it would work for that purpose.
just go on youtube and find a video on how to setup RAID in windows 8. I know its possible for windows 7 to im pretty sure 8.1 will have it
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I have just bought two brand new WD 500 GB RE4 HDD's and connected them coorectly for RAID 1.
I have changed the BIOS and Pressed Ctrl+F to create the RAID and this has been successful.
When installing Windows you obviously get to the aprt where you need to load the floppy drivers to locate the drives...

I have downloaded ever driver from the Gigabyte support drive and loaded them onto a USB, not one driver can be seen when the USB is "Browsed" too...

How important is it that the drivers are on a floppy, as I do not have a floppy drive or access to a floppy and drives.

Also what driver should be downloading as I tried the 3.2.1540.17 one and that was not seen, so I just downloaded them all in an attempt for success.

Any one with any advice its greatly welcomes thank you in advance

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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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I have just cloned a RAID array and I am concerned about it's performance.

A bit of background...

My Motherboard = ASUS Z9PE-D16
RAID Card = PIKE 2008 LSISAS RAID card

The initial RAID array consisted of 6 x 1TB Seagate Constellation (ST1000NM001) SAS drives in a RAID1+0 (10) configuration.

The new array consists of 6 x 4TB WD SATA drives in a RAID1+0 (10) configuration.

Initial performance is quite slow, but this may just be due to parity checking. On paper the original, and new drives are comparable.

Whilst the original drives were SAS and the new drives are SATA they both operate at 7200RPM and have 6Gbps interfaces.

My question is - "Is my initial slow performance likely due to parity checking, or will I experience ongoing slowness?"

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A:Striped RAID Array in Windows 7

Do I even have a Mirrored Array set up right now?No you do not, you must create the array first and then partition, format and install windows on it.
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A:Need help installing windows on Raid 0 array

You might want to check Asus' site and get the raid drivers from there. I've had trouble before when using raid drivers off the disk that came with the mobo.
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A:Trying to install Windows 7 on 2x Samsung 850 Evo's in Raid or Array.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Go into bios and disable fast/ quick startup
Should be all that is needed
This is the only raid I know of
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A:RAID array won't boot after downloading Windows updates

Use the File Explorer UI and browse to C:\Windows\Minidump. If there are any .dmp files present, copy then to an external USB drive.

Use 7zip to zip them, then upload them here as an attachment.
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A:Solved: New Raid Array (not C drive) is not showing in Windows

yes you do need to partition and format. To get to disk management if you dont already know is to click Start, Run, type compmgmt.msc, and its an option in the left hand side.

You must be using a Nvidia Controller for RAID right? The media shield option in your motherboard Nforce driver package is the windows utility for that.
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A:Transferring Raid Array (moved from the Windows 7 forum)

Best way is to install another drive. Do not make this part of the raid array. Install windows on the single drive however do not activate it. Once windows is installed, and functioning on the raid controller, make an image of the single drive. Now access, copy, whatever you want from the raid array. Once you are all finished, you can remove the single drive. Boot with the rescue disk for whatever imaging program you used. Restore the image to the array and you are done. Copy back whatever data files, etc you copied above. When you are all done [and everything is working] go ahead and activate windows.

The above is one of the many reasons why I do not like onboard raid. IMO if you want raid, then buy a real raid card.

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A:Borked my PC when trying to split up a RAID 1 array (not windows disk)

On the recommendation of others, I have reinstalled the two 1TB drives, but on different ports in the MOBO. I browsed bios a bit to see if there is any reference to RAID, but there is none. All disk drives are reading as AHCI.

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A:new mobo, old raid array, windows wont boot!

a little more info:

under boot bios there are only 3 devices listed

i can only assume that ft tx ary 1 is the raid device.

i eventually took everything apart again and put my old system back together *cry*

so windows boots ok on my old system.
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on this new mobo i dont think i saw an option to enable RAID booting. maybe its hidden?
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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.
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A:Windows won't load, nvidia boot agent & array raid fun

You are getting the msg because the array has problems and the system is attempting to boot from a network.

To fix, you need to first find out if one or more of your drives have failed. Download and run the drive maker's utility for checking drives.

I am guessing you are using raid0 and not 01, 5, 1, etc.
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A:New RAID Array and Clean Install Win7HP-Help with RAID Driver Install

The pre-install driver will allow setup to install the files correcty on the RAID array this is offered for XP only.

When you have created the RAID array in the BIOS Utility and you launch the windows 7 setup does it show the new array as a possible install location? If so there is no need for a pre-install driver (Win7 supports a variety of RAID setup out of the box).

If you do need a pre-install driver, you have not been offered one for Win7/Vista on the Manufacturers website. The only solution to this I have found is to Download "7lite/Nlite" and build the "post install" driver into the win7 image then burn a new disk (or burn to USB pen for faster install).

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A:Raid 0 Array

Quote: Originally Posted by beastmaster

When I bought my PC 7 years ago, I asked the techs to create a Raid 0 array with my 2 200GB WD drives. Recently, I have been reading the comments here and on other forums to stay away from Raid arrays as they are more problems then they are worth.

What I want to know is what is the best way, and procedure to accomplish this, to remove this Raid 0 array and use my 2 200GB SATA drives as separate drives with the OS on one and data on the other. I will probably partition the OS one as I do not need 200GB for Windows 7.

Am I correct in assuming that once this RAID 0 array is broken, I will lose everything and will have to do a clean install of Windows 7 plus all my apps?


Backup all of your data, make sure that you have backed up all of your data. Remove the array configuration, get out your Windows DVD, reinstall the OS, patches, and all applications, copy your data back from your backup.
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A:Help w/ RAID Array

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A:RAID Array

Quote: Originally Posted by eduede

Not sure (and this may be a dumb question) but is it possible to add another HDD to my box and set up a RAID array between the new HDD and my existing HDD WITHOUT having to reformat the existing drive (thus, without having to reinstall windows?)

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Hi and welcome

Could you be more specific about between?
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A:Raid array

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A:Raid Array

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A:Raid 1 array

plasma dragon00 said:

Well this morning my 1tb drive seemed to have failed. i got home and was, surprisingly, able to access it again (so im backing everything up off of it now) im thinking, once i get this replaced, of buying another drive and setting them up as RAID 1. do raid 1 drives have to be the exact same model, or just the same capacity? i currently have a St31000340AS which i cant find in stores, only online. would adding a ST310005N1A1AS-RK still allow me to set up a raid 1 array?Click to expand...

Most cards that support RAID1 will allow you to use two hard drives that are not identical. The smaller of the two capacities will be the size of your RAID1.
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plasma dragon00 said:

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sorry, im new to raid arrays lol. basically, anything a newbie to raid arrays should know, help me out XD (i am very computer literate though, fyi)Click to expand...

You need three drives of the same size otherwise the size of the smaller drive is used as the final size for all drives. RAID5 gives you faster reads but slower writes.

ie: two 1TB + one 200G would be the same as having three 200GB hard drives

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A:Can't you do multi-array raid with IDE ATA hdd?

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A:Damaged GPT on Raid 5 array

Please note that anything you try to do now can cause more damage.

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Anyone else having this issue?

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A:RAID array isn't recognized?

Quote: Originally Posted by mastacox

Hey all,

So I'm running an ASUS M4N72-E mobo which has the Nvidia nForce 750a SLI chipset with built-in SATA RAID. I bought a pair of 1TB Samsung SATA hard drives to set up in a RAID 1 (mirrored) array for backing up pictures and the like, but I can't get the thing to show up in Windows for the life of me...

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Ok, Let's run some thoughts,

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A:Breaking A RAID Array

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A:RAID array failure?

Well, the best advice I can offer is to do a backup of any data on the RAID drives right now!

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Installed Win7 RTM x64, everything worked well. BUT when I re-enabled all the other HDD's...Win7 blue screened before it could load (got half way through the animation, then poof, blue screen)

Wouldn't boot in Safe mode, System restore did nothing...

Reinstalled Win7 with my SSD and RAID array enabled and everythings fine.

Seems Win7 can't handle a RAID array being added after installation, as in it can't find or handle the driver for it when it gets suddenly added.

Anyone have a similar issue? Not looking for a resolution because I have everything running fine now. Just curious if anyone has encountered this or similar.

A:RAID Array Issue?

Quote: Originally Posted by Cyberwolf

I noticed something odd...

In an attempt to ensure all files (including boot files) were installed on only my SSD, I disabled all my other HDD's in the BIOS.

Installed Win7 RTM x64, everything worked well. BUT when I re-enabled all the other HDD's...Win7 blue screened before it could load (got half way through the animation, then poof, blue screen)

Wouldn't boot in Safe mode, System restore did nothing...

Reinstalled Win7 with my SSD and RAID array enabled and everythings fine.

Seems Win7 can't handle a RAID array being added after installation, as in it can't find or handle the driver for it when it gets suddenly added.

Anyone have a similar issue? Not looking for a resolution because I have everything running fine now. Just curious if anyone has encountered this or similar.


Win 7 does seem to be finiky when it comes to raid. I found out the hard way not to remove the raid when I recommended a user not have the controller attached when he was installing. It fixed all the other problems with drivers till he installed the reaid controller the BSOD. SO I guess its a balancing act.

Hope this helps

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A:RAID 0 array is broken


3 drives in a RAID array ? Maybe 2 of them are.....

If one of the drives in the raid array is a gonner so is all your data....Raid 0 offers no chance of data recovery if one of the drives fails.

Find out wich drive it is and replace the drive and create a new array...That all you can do.

As for 3 drives being in the array I Believe that your Primary drive C: IDE 1 is not in any of the Arrays but the 2 on IDE 3 are. Disconnect the 2 Raid drives And disable RaiD in the Bios and see if she boots then.
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More here:
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A:XP setup won't recognize RAID-0 array?

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A:HELP! How to set up RAID Array from clean install of W7??

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A:Raid 5 Array lost assignment

This is where you need your back ups!! and I think you have already lost your files

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A:Solved: java & raid array

after doing some reading on the psi forum, if i understand this post correctly "it's a bug"?

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Last edited on 20th Jul, 2010 00:15 Alan,
JAVA(TM) 6 Update 21 is a bug & cosmetic fix.

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Welcome to the forum.

I do not know, but you might look here to see if it will help you.

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A:Question about setting up a RAID array

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Try to start using the Recovery console. It may work if the RAID doesn't need a third party driver. Then youcan copy the file to it's directory.
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And second--what happens if a drive fails--does the system tell you one dirve has failed and then boots to the other and eliminates the raid, or how does that work? In other words, will the system still boot to Windows?

Acronis is $79 and a new hard drive is not much more than that to match the 250 Gig she has now.


Pros? Cons?

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Any suggestions? This is the second time this has happened. I thought the RAID 0+1 was supposed to be redundant and prevent these problems.

Thanks for any help.

A:Raid Array - Error and Degraded

As you probably know A RAID 0+1 array can consist of any number of hard disk drive members, as long as there is an even number of disks, minimum of four.

Also though if one disk is degraded no problem but if two disks are degraded you're stuck (minimum of 4 remember). RAID 0+1 allows for one disk failure without the loss of any data. When an array is degraded the data on the array is still available.

I'm not an expert at recovery but my limited knowledge tells me that if two of your drives have errors you will not be able to recover using the RAID 0+1 configuration. Hopefully someone will jump in here with a better background.
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A:Is My Vista 64 Raid Array Working?

Hi Kevin, Welcome to the forum.

Originally Posted by geographicus

1. Shouldn't it be only 1 Terabyte as I have the drives configured as Raid 0. Is this an indication that somethign is wrong?

No it is correct RAID 0 will show the combined disc size

Originally Posted by geographicus

2. Is the raid array functional or not? What happened?

Yes it would seem so

Originally Posted by geographicus

Third question. When I restart my computer, widnows will not boot unless the windows CD is in the cd-rom drive - even though it is ultimately booting off of the raid drives.

Please help.


When you install windows on a RAID you would normally have to give in the RAID drivers from the motherboard CD to be able to see your Drive. Which would show up as one single drive, which you can partition and install to. If you did this then windows is most probably installed.

If it will not boot then you will probably have to install the RAID drivers while Windows is running

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A:issues to think about when defragging a RAID array?

if you're using NTFS its probably a copy of the file allocation table. FAT/FAT32 would have one and a copy immediately after on the disk, but NTFS makes it safer by physically seperating the copy by putting it on the middle of the disk. does it also show up as system files of some sort? i don't use diskkeeper so i'm not familiar wit it..
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Boot into the bios.
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Set up the raid array in the setup screen.
Reboot to the Win7 install CD and install Windows
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A:How to install Win7 to an SSD Raid array?

I personally would stay away from RAID, as it seems to more problems than it is worth.
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A:Ubuntu install on RAID array

You need to have the proper support compiled into the kernel, not compiled as a module. That's the long story short.
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Lightning killed my computer-
Can I move my existing raid 0 2 disk array to a new one??

Thanks in advance