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This seems to be a common prob but I cant find a resolve. Please advise....

I have 2 C300 64G in RAID 0.

When it comes to installing WIN 7 it asks where to install, I select the RAID drive, (I disconnected the HDD), and it gives me this error. "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition."

I currently have a multi-boot setup (XP\\Win7) and I want to alter my configuration. I would like to run my os's on the SSD's and use my HDD for data and backups.

Was also thinking perhaps 1 op on ea C300....
Suggestions....?
Edited by brewermoe - 5/12/11 at 7:51am
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ok?
so just install windows on the raid array and put your data on the hdd

not sure what you're asking
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Hum... Someone must have come across this...? Please if you need some more info to help me please ask? I got 2 C300 sitting here useless!!!!!!
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WOW??
I tried even single driven it and same BS!!
I got 2 C300's and cant get an OS on it!!!!! Even tried imaging my current OS on to it and it doesent even give me the option.... Its negated.. ( arconis)
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what are you talking about
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Did you ever find a resolution for this? I have Win7 installed on a 1 TB HD and want to install a new clean version on one of my 500GB HD's, but keep getting this error, have tried so many different things that I am completely stuck and completely frustrated.

Thanks,
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Are the drives completely RAW? Or have they been formatted before? Try booting to GPARTED (a live linux distro) http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
And see if you can format the drives or create partitions there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brewermoe View Post
This seems to be a common prob but I cant find a resolve. Please advise....

I have 2 C300 64G in RAID 0.

When it comes to installing WIN 7 it asks where to install, I select the RAID drive, (I disconnected the HDD), and it gives me this error. "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition."

I currently have a multi-boot setup (XP\\Win7) and I want to alter my configuration. I would like to run my os's on the SSD's and use my HDD for data and backups.

Was also thinking perhaps 1 op on ea C300....
Suggestions....?
Dont you need RAID drivers for it to work? ...

And 1 C300 is faster then 2 in RAID 0, due to TRIM.
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Quote:
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Dont you need RAID drivers for it to work? ...

And 1 C300 is faster then 2 in RAID 0, due to TRIM.
Windows 7 typically can handle it without specific drivers. I had two drives in RAID 0 and XP required drivers, but when I installed Windows 7 it said cool let's install.
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