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Can't setup RAID 0 on GA-Z87X-UD4H [SOLVED]

post #1 of 9
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Just finished building my new rig, but I am having problems setting up RAID0.

Using a GA-Z87X-UD4H motherboard with Windows 8.

Heres my current setup.

1x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB - OS/important application drive
2x WD Black 640GB - Data Drive
1x WD Black 1TB - Backup Drive

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SATA0 - SSD
SATA1 - 1TB Backup drive
SATA2 - 640gb drive (first raid drive)
SATA3 - 640gb drive (second raid drive)
SATA4 - Optical drive

Installed Windows 8 just fine with only the SSD plugged in and was able to boot into Windows with no problem. Plugged in the remaining drives and the BIOS recognized them no problem.

First I tried setting up RAID using UEFI RAID like the manual suggests, but whenever I set OS Type to Windows 8 and CSM Support to Never, I cant get any picture on my monitor. Tried several times and eventually had to reset the BIOS.

Then I tried using legacy RAID ROM, but whenever I set up my array and reboot, I get an error that Windows cant boot. I try selecting my SSD from the boot menu, but still says cant boot.

Any ideas?

Update 1
Tried the process over this morning and did the following but still no luck. Also tried doing the UEFI RAID in step 5, but get no video signal again using external graphics card.

1) Disabled all ports but SSD on mobo.
2) Installed Windows 8 (4 partitions) on the ssd.
3) Booted into windows and verified that BIOS mode is set to UEFI.
4) Went into bios and only enabled ports with the drives for RAID (1 + 3)
5) Configured RAID volume using Ctrl-I (Shows as bootable, cant get that to change)
6) Enable all mobo ports.
7) Windows wont boot and BSOD.
8) Then tried disabling all ports but the SSD, and I get Reboot and select proper boot device.

Update 2:
Noticed my current bios version is F5 and the latest is F8. Gonna flash to the latest version and see if that fix the problem.
Edited by MoNsTeReNeRgY22 - 9/19/13 at 8:10am
post #2 of 9
So your windows BSOD, did you make the registry change???

Not sure if you need to do it on windows 8
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
If I have just the SSD port enabled, it will tell me to Reboot and select proper boot device.

If I have all the ports enabled, it will attempt to perform an automatic recovery and BSOD.

I didnt touch the registry, just installed Windows and booted into make sure everything was ok.
post #4 of 9
Go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci

In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.

In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

Reboot your computer and boot into BIOS setup

Turn on RAID or AHCI in your HDD configuration
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
At this point, I cant even boot into Windows.

Ill have to do a reinstall later and then change that key on my first boot.
post #6 of 9
Go into your BIOS and set your hard drive controller to IDE rather than ACHI or RAID.

That should boot it
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Go into your BIOS and set your hard drive controller to IDE rather than ACHI or RAID.

That should boot it
Ok, I will give that a shot when I get back later today.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Mhmm found out some information that seems interesting, just not sure what to do with it.

When my mobo is set to AHCI mode, it shows that Windows Boot Manager is on Port 0 (My SSD) in my boot options. My PC boots just fine.

However, as soon I as change my mobo to RAID, the Windows Boot Manager is its own option to boot to in the boot order. Its not on the SSD any more like it should.

If I change it back to AHCI, it goes back to the SSD and boots just fine.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. Finally got it working.

When I was installing Windows, I was doing so on a GPT formatted disk. Finally tried installing it on a MBR formatted disk, and it worked.
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