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Hey, i just bought a new system. 2500k, p8z68 v-pro, and i have two 1TB wd caviar blacks. I want to raid 0 them, I have never done this before, can some1 help walk me through this. I have not installed windows 7 yet, not sure if I have to do that first or what.Thanks in advance, ill quickly respond back to posts if you will help.
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post #2 of 14
post your complete rig in your profile
cause i went raid 0 last night and was done in 20 min, you need to download the raid drivers from your mobo manufacturer and load them into the windows setup after you have enabled raid in your bios, then install windows as you normally would
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K, I updated it. I will google the drivers
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Go into your Bios. Usually under storage setup, change the "IDE" or "ACHI" mode to "RAID". When you reboot, you should see a raid controller message come up. Hit the button(s) to configure, (Mine is ctrl-I, but it is different for different people). Then you are gonna want to "create an array" make it raid 0, select the disks you want, select the striping size (128 is usually good). Save, and exit

Throw your windows disk in, if it askes you for drivers, you will need to get the drivers off the motherboard website, load them on a flash drive and you can explore to them during the windows setup. (Make sure after you select the drivers, remove the flash drive from your computer, sometimes it won't be able to find a valid drive if you still have the flashdrive attached)

I just reformatted and redid my array. Here are three 1TB Samsung F3s in raid 0
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imrac View Post
Go into your Bios. Usually under storage setup, change the "IDE" or "ACHI" mode to "RAID". When you reboot, you should see a raid controller message come up. Hit the button(s) to configure, (Mine is ctrl-I, but it is different for different people). Then you are gonna want to "create an array" make it raid 0, select the disks you want, select the striping size (128 is usually good). Save, and exit

Throw your windows disk in, if it askes you for drivers, you will need to get the drivers off the motherboard website, load them on a flash drive and you can explore to them during the windows setup. (Make sure after you select the drivers, remove the flash drive from your computer, sometimes it won't be able to find a valid drive if you still have the flashdrive attached)

I just reformatted and redid my array. Here are three 1TB Samsung F3s in raid 0
thanks imrac, thats the exact same steps i took to do my raid, and for once with something to do with computers i had no headaches
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post #7 of 14
If you are looking at Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver Software V10.5.0.1026 for Windows Vista/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)

Then yes, just make sure you have the updated bios it states
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Note: For proper operation, please ensure to update Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver to version 10.5.0.1026 and BIOS to version 0501 before enabling Intel Smart Response Technology.
 
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post #8 of 14
which model are your drives?......if they're sata 2, then make sure you use any 2 of the 4 light blue sata ports......you don't need drivers with those, so once the raid0 is created, 7 will see one big drive during the install screen
    
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post #9 of 14
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k, i successfully created the array. I never checked the bios version, i hope i have the right one

I
Windows is installing right now.

Thatnks for the help so far.
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post #10 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
which model are your drives?......if they're sata 2, then make sure you use any 2 of the 4 light blue sata ports......you don't need drivers with those, so once the raid0 is created, 7 will see one big drive during the install screen
they are sata 3
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