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Switching from AHCI to RAID causes BSOD

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I have the latest BIOS and Drivers loaded
I installed window 7 in AHCI mode
Boot drive is in Sata port 0

After changing from AHCI to RAID, Windows 7 will BSOD on start up.

I'm trying to use the SSD Caching feature of my Z68 board. I'm doing this because I have lost 3 SSDs to controller issues already, I'm not taking any more chances.
    
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You have to install W7 in RAID mode for it to work. RAID mode has all the functionality of AHCI, but with the addition of RAID properties.

It's like installing W7 in IDE mode then trying to switch to AHCI - it'll blue screen. You have to install W7 in whatever mode you intend on using. I recommend using Sean Webster's Guide in the SSD section for reference. It's not explicitly explained, but RAID mode is just an enhanced AHCI mode for all intents and purposes.
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It is possible to switch mid stream, but it will require many restarts, and installation of drivers, and other fun registry changes. It's best to install when raid is already active and put the drivers in right away.
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oh well... I've been wanting to do a fresh install thumb.gif
    
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