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I have another question regarding setting up RAID 1 on this motherboard.
Does this have to be done prior to installing the OS, etc?
I set up my system and put my OS on an SSD along with some programs. Afterwards, I came up with the idea to put my files & programs on two 1 TB HDD in RAID 1, so that I done fill up my 240 GB SSD.
I was trying to do this last night, and I wasn't really getting anywhere.
Thanks!

Of course, it has to be done prior to installing an OS. If you set up a RAID array after the installation of the OS it's completion will permanently delete existing data on the disks used for RAID array whether stripping (RAID 0) or mirroring (RAID 1) it. Whether you're creating a RAID array via Windows startup (alt+I) or via Intel RST, you have to create a RAID array first before you install the OS as it will format the drives during the completion of a RAID array.

I've actually experienced this long ago when I was new to Intel RST & was experimenting on the create an array option. It totally wiped out all the data on my (2) storage drives (formatted). Fortunately, it's not the main drive with the OS or it would had been a disaster.
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I have another question regarding setting up RAID 1 on this motherboard.
Does this have to be done prior to installing the OS, etc?
I set up my system and put my OS on an SSD along with some programs. Afterwards, I came up with the idea to put my files & programs on two 1 TB HDD in RAID 1, so that I done fill up my 240 GB SSD.
I was trying to do this last night, and I wasn't really getting anywhere.
Thanks!

You can also use disk spanning in windows 7 without using the on board raid function. I have 3 disks at the moment that use 3 partitions as a raid setup. This setup can even be migrated to another motherboard as i have recently discovered. Speed is good too!
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Of course, it has to be done prior to installing an OS. If you set up a RAID array after the installation of the OS it's completion will permanently delete existing data on the disks used for RAID array whether stripping (RAID 0) or mirroring (RAID 1) it. Whether you're creating a RAID array via Windows startup (alt+I) or via Intel RST, you have to create a RAID array first before you install the OS as it will format the drives during the completion of a RAID array.
I've actually experienced this long ago when I was new to Intel RST & was experimenting on the create an array option. It totally wiped out all the data on my (2) storage drives (formatted). Fortunately, it's not the main drive with the OS or it would had been a disaster.
Thanks cheaptrick! The formatting of the drives isn't a problem, since they are brand new. Setting up the mirroring raid was an afterthought. I had already installed the OS and some programs on my ssd and then thought about putting the programs and files on the raid 1 hdds. I guess I'll have to start over. No biggie.
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You can also use disk spanning in windows 7 without using the on board raid function. I have 3 disks at the moment that use 3 partitions as a raid setup. This setup can even be migrated to another motherboard as i have recently discovered. Speed is good too!
Thanks Erik! I was going to try it from Windows, but only saw the spanning, and I wanted to do a mirroring to have a backup of everything. Thanks!
Edited by ZDarryl - 1/8/13 at 12:45pm
    
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Even if the drive is new &/or without any stored data in it, in the completion of a RAID array the drive gets formatted. In your case, your OS is stored in the SSD & you're trying to set up a RAID array on your storage drive (HDD) then it should not be a problem then. You can create a RAID 1 array on that storage drive without a problem hence the OS is not stored there. The Intel SRT create an array option should make things easier for you rather than going into the Windows startup process.

Sorry, I missed up the OS on SSD part on your first post. biggrin.gif
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Even if the drive is new &/or without any stored data in it, in the completion of a RAID array the drive gets formatted. In your case, your OS is stored in the SSD & you're trying to set up a RAID array on your storage drive (HDD) then it should not be a problem then. You can create a RAID 1 array on that storage drive without a problem hence the OS is not stored there. The Intel SRT create an array option should make things easier for you rather than going into the Windows startup process.
Sorry, I missed up the OS on SSD part on your first post. biggrin.gif

For your reference, I have OS SSD plugging in SATA 1 port (6 Gb/s) and had the two 1 TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDDs (for RAID 1) plugged into a SATA 6 Gb/s add on card instead of plugging them into the SATA 3 Gb/s ports. Is this OK or important?
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The Intel SRT create an array option should make things easier for you rather than going into the Windows startup process.

So how do I do this? Do I need to select RAID under SATA Mode first? Sorry, I am brand new to RAID, but thought it would be a great way to have a backup in case a HDD fails.

THANKS!
    
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the LLC is under the Hybrid Power option
it set in percentages

Is it the Vdroop control? If I change this setting at all I get BSOD on boot. Trying to get a stable OC to see if my chip is any good:/ Right now I'm at 4.6 with Vcore set too 1.375, it runs at 1.352 though. Max temperatures at 64 on Prime.
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Hey Guys,
As you can see in my sig, I have the Z77 MPOWER mobo with an i7-3770K and a Corsair H100 in an Antec 1200 case.
I mounted the H100 radiator on the inside of the backpanel where there were two 120mm fans. However, because there is a 1 inch raised section on each end of the radiator, I had to mount it about an inch lower.
Because of this, the top PCIe x1 slot and the PCIe x16 slots are blocked.
If I install my Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ 2GB MYST video card in the second PCIe x16 slot will is operate at x16, or x8?
The manual doesn't really show this configuration with slot one empty and one card in slot 2.
If it runs at x8 will that be a big problem?
THANKS GUYS!!!
Z77 MPOWER - PCIe x16 slots.jpg 44k .jpg file

1) Does anyone know if my video card will run at x16 or x8 in the second x16 slot when the first x16 slot is empty?

2) Is anybody compiling for this motherboard, CPU overclocks with voltages, CPU Cooler name, Bios version, and maybe with Control Center screen shots? I am curious as to how high I can get my i7-3770K with H100. Maybe a list can be added to the first post by GoatEater or would a new thread be better?
    
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Just wanted to share my new Mpower products from OCN's very own Artisan Dwood. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif


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Just wanted to share my new Mpower products from OCN's very own Artisan Dwood. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif



I like a lot. thumb.gif
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I am back here now so if you need anything I am here - I just will be busy catching up lol. Been really hectic with getting back to work, the holidays, and just being so damn run down lately. I will have some interesting stuff for you guys coming up this year wink.gif ---- If you are into mobility I think you will enjoy what I am keeping up my sleeve wink.gif. Its great to see this thread snowball (in a good way lol ) while I took time to relax a bit.

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