Solved Two SSD RAID 0 & Single SATA3 at the same time...possible?

Custom / Gigabyte z97x gaming 7
November 4, 2014 at 13:06:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Professionnel, i7 4790k/16Gig Corsair Vengeance
I did it in the past but forgot how. 2 ssd raid 0 and one 500gig SATA3 for backup purposes. Raid0 running fine, with clean instsall of Win 7 Pro then i plugged the 500gig...reboot...system said no os...ssd vanished from bios...500gig is detected...i fiddled around somy bios sees my raid and my 500gig to no avail. Tried a few things but don't want to get stuck with a non bootable comp.

Thanks in advance for helping


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#1
November 4, 2014 at 18:22:29
Try making sure only your RAID drive is bootable before installing HD and immediately after.

Post your motherboard model for someone who is familiar with the model for more details.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
November 4, 2014 at 19:50:00
complete specs here GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/pro...

went into bios...as soon as i put the 500gig detectable...port was disabled...i loose my raid...not showing in bios...got 3 different way to config boot #1 #2 #3 actaul boot is; atapi dvd...Marvell(raid)...windows boot mngr...so many things changed since last time i built a comp(6 years ago) i'm lost...last time tip toed around bios and make it worked but not htis time

Thanks


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#3
November 5, 2014 at 21:01:13
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If you are using the Marvel RAID, that may be your problem, I remember reading somewhere that for your bootable RAID you should only use the Chipset (Intel) RAID and use the Marvel RAID only for redundant file storage.
Thus unfortunately will probably means that you will need to reset up the RAID and reinstall OS.
Others will probably clarify or add to this since my RAID knowledge is limited and I have not set one up to this date. I do remember reading about issues with the Marvel RAID and booting connected to recent motherboards but I do not have the link. I hope that this will be of help to you in solving your issue.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
November 6, 2014 at 05:27:25
i was afraid someone would say something like that but i expected it....i'm looking for a backup program to be able to restart from scratch... don't want to update windows all over again and redownload my 12 gigs game...oh well....Thanks!!

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#5
November 6, 2014 at 18:57:30
Check your downloads folder, if you saved the download with the install, you can save this to a flash drive and transfer it back after the reload and install it again. This you can do for any downloaded programs. You can also save game histories, saved games, sometimes settings, browser bookmarks and settings, as well as all documents/files.

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#6
November 8, 2014 at 20:47:49
Thanks!! makes perfect sense...copy paste the folder on my next re-install...i'll be just fine.

Don't you hate it when your pc....ummm, nevermind.


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