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And be really sure that you have your sata config setup as AHCI in the BIOS. If you use RAID you will really need the Intel Drivers loaded at the beginning of the windows setup. AHCI can use the microsoft ones. You can alway change it back to Raid after setup and installing the Intel Drivers. Or make a driver directory on the usb stick with the diskette version of the drivers and choose load drivers at the beginning ot the setup. Navigate to the usb stick and load.
But it's getting complictated that way.
So set AHCI in the BIOS to be sure.

Just on this, I reinstalled my OS few days ago on RAID0. I first removed the RAID and re-created it, left BIOS to RAID (not AHCI). Installed Win7 using USB (Win7 SP1 64bit version) with no manual driver (just normal install), all went through fine.

Once it installed, I updated to latest RST (well 10.8 anyway).

I think he's going to single drive anyway, little different setup but thought I'd mention the above either way.
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Oh well if it works it works. But it isn't the adviced route or you should load the drivers at windows setup. Then there should be no problem at all.

A Note on Paragon. You will probably need to realign your SSD after the cloning process.

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update:

Lucid Virtu Driver v1.2.111.19705
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update:
Lucid Virtu Driver v1.2.111.19705

in the OP?
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Just on this, I reinstalled my OS few days ago on RAID0. I first removed the RAID and re-created it, left BIOS to RAID (not AHCI). Installed Win7 using USB (Win7 SP1 64bit version) with no manual driver (just normal install), all went through fine.
Once it installed, I updated to latest RST (well 10.8 anyway).
I think he's going to single drive anyway, little different setup but thought I'd mention the above either way.
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Originally Posted by Mieske666 View Post

Oh well if it works it works. But it isn't the advised route or you should load the drivers at windows setup. Then there should be no problem at all.
A Note on Paragon. You will probably need to realign your SSD after the cloning process.
Mieske

Ok update time. I ran paragon through windows and it failed with an I/O error about 4/5 through the whole os to ssd part and the drive dropped from windows. I'm going to go buy a wildfire or the hyperx 240gb tonight and see if either one works or not. Then if it works, I will have mushkin send me one that works I suppose or have them get us customers a new update, again..

I'm thinking it might be failing once it starts getting pounded by information but, I benched it and it was fine. I will run a surface scan I suppose and report back about that.

I also used the boot cd that comes with paragon when you purchase it and it failed as well by the way. I let it sit until 7am this morning starting from 11pm last night and it still wasn't done. My guess is it stopped being able to talk to the ssd again at some point. It made it to the end again about 4/5 through.
Edited by truehighroller1 - 12/15/11 at 8:18am
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The SSD is failing on you.. Evidence enough i'd say. Sucks though!! The board cab handle SSD easy. Like in my experience.

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Luckily you seem to have enough money toss this aside as an it will settle itself issue. To my knowledge there is no surface scan for a SSD nor would be any good. Would be nice to have a good health check though. It's a rather new technology and things are not as they used to be..
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Sucks, well. This is by far the best learning experience I've had in awhile I must say lol.


A little money for Christmas yes tongue.gif.

I went, and bought a Kingston Hyper X 240GB today, same issue same chip set " Sand Force 2281"...............................

I thought ok then, game on ***** lol and I went up and got the M4 instead by crucial 256GB, totally different chip set in it, same issue............... About 11% it stops with a file does not exist error message installation has been haulted....


Motherboard right???

Take MB and CPU back and exchange it get back to the house, same issue with the M4 SSD......................................................................................................................................
My brains explode all over my home office floor at this point lol..

One thing left,..







Memory. It's copying the DVD image to memory for installation, then it fails........ Thought about it earlier talking to my wife about it. I'll swap the memory out tomorrow. I will be testing it tonight though to see what a memory testing program can find if anything..

I'm running on my Raid 0 right now on the same motherboard " the new one that is " without a hitch. It's three WD RED3 320GB drives. I've had the setup for a year or so now I believe without a drop. They have a five year warranty on them. Hell it might be two years now or a little more..


Crossing fingers that the last thing I try is the solution. Thanks again. This is like a geek soap at this point tongue.gif.

For the hell of it I went ahead and swapped the Sata 6GB cable and the Burner Sata II cable out for new ones and tried different memory lanes both to no avail as well biggrin.gif.
Edited by truehighroller1 - 12/15/11 at 10:42pm
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SimpleTech, thanks for this amazingly useful thread!!! thumb.gif

One noob question:

Does the chipset inf posted (v9.2.3.1022) works well with z68 pro/gen3? Intel download page says "This download is intended for use with Intel® Desktop Boards" and that is only valid for DX79SI & DX79TO models (hence x79 chipset) confused.gif

Kind Regards and thanks in advance.
Edited by elbubi - 12/17/11 at 6:55am
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SimpleTech, thanks for this amazingly useful thread!!! thumb.gif

One noob question:

Does the chipset inf posted (v9.2.3.1022) works well with z68 pro/gen3? Intel download page says "This download is intended for use with Intel® Desktop Boards" and that is only valid for DX79SI & DX79TO models (hence x79 chipset) confused.gif

Kind Regards and thanks in advance.

It'll work with Z68. It specifies those X79 boards because it has the necessary files for them but it will still work with other platforms too (Z68, P67, X58, P55, P45, X38/X48, etc.).
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