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How to go AMD RAID without reinstalling Windows 7?

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I'm running an AMD SB710 and want to use RAID0.

Right now I'm rolling on AHCI.

Anyone know how to do this for AMD RAID?

I know there are tutorials on Iastor for Intel RAID but I have AMD South bridge RAID.

THANKS
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How many drives do you want to have in the array?
What raid? 0, 1, 5, 10?
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2 raid0. all I need to know is how to add the drivers to the os drive so after I backup, create raid0, and restore ill be able to boot into windows 7 x64 without a bsod...

I'm running AMD SB710 for RAID. My RAID Driver is ahci64s.sys and I copied it to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers because I saw thats where people put there iastor.sys for intel raid.

I think I need to do some stuff in the registry since putting the driver in there resulted in bsod when in raid mode.

I still need to create the raid and what not.

thanks
Edited by chris89 - 6/9/13 at 10:15am
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all I need to know is how to add the drivers to the os drive so after I backup, create raid0, and restore ill be able to boot into windows 7 x64 without a bsod...
You also have to set up the BIOS for RAID.

But your issues are bigger than that. Three things have to happen to make a RAID 0 bootable:
RAID setup in BIOS
RAID configured with the RAID configuration utility
The Master Boot Record changed to reflect RAID 0

It's the third step that is your problem. Even if you manage to modify the boot sectors on your HDDs, when you restore the image the boot sector in the image will be copied to one of the drives and you'll have a non bootable installation.

The only way I'm aware of to make a bootable RAID 0 install is doing a Windows install.
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yeah I figured after i restored i could boot to repair windows in command console and do a bootrec etc and repair the boot loader but its cool im gonna reinstall now anyway. Something went wrong with my backup or something and my system is running terribly slow, the I/O performance is 10X slower than it is usually on the one drive.

I'm excited to run RAID0! I love RAID0 performance. smile.gif
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