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post #11 of 60
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Originally Posted by traveler;15451706 
OK ... the GT780DXR just arrived.

I'm concerned now about an initial backup. Is that what the F3 function key is all about?


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I will have a play and read of mine as I still haven't done the inital backup:doh:.
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post #12 of 60
CPU-Z works great with the GT780DXR.

But ...

Crystal Disk Info does not. The RAID configuration must have something to do with that. Is there a way to get Crystal Disk Info to monitor the hard disk health here? Maybe a setting I missed? Or is there another good hard disk health monitor that will work here?




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post #13 of 60
Well just found out my MSI lappy is the GTx780dx-215US model this doesn't seem to have raid 0 option in the bios even though boards and spec are identical I was wondering if any one has tried uploading the 30e bios from the other GTx780DXr models purely to be able to enable raid 0.


MSI list the 2 bios's on there site
http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GT780DX.html#/?div=BIOS
Edited by James5 - 10/28/11 at 6:11am
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post #14 of 60
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Originally Posted by James5;15485146 
Well just found out my MSI lappy is the GTx780dx-215US model this doesn't seem to have raid 0 option in the bios even though boards and spec are identical I was wondering if any one has tried uploading the 30e bios from the other GTx780DXr models purely to be able to enable raid 0.


MSI list the 2 bios's on there site
http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GT780DX.html#/?div=BIOS

Ok done some google searching and come across this

http://forum.notebookreview.com/7888147-post2584.html
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post #15 of 60
Great link and great information James5.

So how soon will you have your new RAID array up and running?




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post #16 of 60
Well I have uploaded the new bios 30e and it seems to have been succesful I now have the raid option in my bios smile.gif I haven't enabled it yet as I have no windows 7 CD/ DVD so need to find a way that I can copy windows 7 and use it as an installation disc.

Any idea's?

I am in the process of downloading a windows 7 home premium iso, I have a key with my laptop o fingrs crossed will burn to DVD once done and check it works before I wipe everything
Edited by James5 - 10/29/11 at 4:04am
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2x 750gb 7200.4rpm Sata2 RAID 0 Blue ray Player Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit 17.3" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 
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post #17 of 60
Well all seems to have worked now running the HDD's both in Raid 0 - so whomever else buys the 215US you can still use raid 0 just need to change bios and obviously setup raid and all should be good. I used msi burn recovery to make 3 recovery DVD's' for fresh install I also copied a windows 7 iso aswell just in case.
Edited by James5 - 11/2/11 at 9:00am
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2x 750gb 7200.4rpm Sata2 RAID 0 Blue ray Player Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit 17.3" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 
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post #18 of 60
Did you need to use the win7 at all to set up the RAID?




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post #19 of 60
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Originally Posted by traveler;15500840 
Did you need to use the win7 at all to set up the RAID?




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No just changed the bios and you get another menu option when you re-boot to which you have to press ctrl + I and then you can set the raid to the drives. Windows picked up the raid controller in the device manager.

Downside is it's a complete reinstall of all software, but MSI burn recvovery creates 3 dvd disc's to enable reinstall of software to factory and has worked fine in the new raid setup:D
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2x 750gb 7200.4rpm Sata2 RAID 0 Blue ray Player Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit 17.3" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 
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2x 750gb 7200.4rpm Sata2 RAID 0 Blue ray Player Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit 17.3" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 
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post #20 of 60
I was wondering what that MSI BurnRecovery icon was all about. So it burns the hidden partition with the factory OEM to optical. Good to know. I'll have to do that soon.

Why didn't you create an image of all your stuff as is? That would have saved tons of time?


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