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Trouble setting up 2 SSD's in RAID 0

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I have 2 OCZ Agility 3 60 GB's that I'd like to set up in RAID 0 for the OS.

I have tried 2 things so far: Disk management - I set up, I think a striped, volume, but when I went to select the drive in Windows installation it said it was a dynamic drive, and needs to be a basic drive. I followed many tutorials on changing it to basic, but no luck.

Next I went through the BIOS to set up the RAID. I tried this 2 times, firstly it gave me the dynamic drive error, second time the volume didn't show up at all.

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5. I have both the SSD's plugged into the same port type.

I am new to this RAID lark, so if anyone is able to help........please keep it in simple terms
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Reformat both disks and start over ...correctly this time.

The Windows Install program won't see the SSDs as an array until the RAID driver is installed and it has to be installed during the windows install process or windows just sees two SSDs and will install to the first one it sees.

You can interrupt the install process when it reboots (after copying it's files) and use the key press ( or whatever) to access and configure the array. Then continue with the install.

You may have to swap out the install disk for your motherboard disk if the Windows Install disk can't find the raid driver.

Good luck.
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Sorry about this, but there is now a new problem...

When I insert my Gigabyte drivers disc and select the Marvell controller, the pc gives a blue screen saying 'sorry the pc ran into an error' with a smiling face.
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK HD (Solid Tubing) 12/16mm Mayhems Pastel - Ice White EK FC5X0 GTX GW - GPU Block EK RAM Monarch Module x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK RAM Monarch X4 - Nickel CSQ - RAM Block EK D5 Vario Pump EK D5 X-RES CSQ with EK RES X3 250 tube EK CoolStream RAD XT 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK CoolStream RAD XT 240 Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit Dell ST2420L with Dell AX510 Stereo Sou... Ducky Shine 3 
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK HD (Solid Tubing) 12/16mm Mayhems Pastel - Ice White EK FC5X0 GTX GW - GPU Block EK RAM Monarch Module x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK RAM Monarch X4 - Nickel CSQ - RAM Block EK D5 Vario Pump EK D5 X-RES CSQ with EK RES X3 250 tube EK CoolStream RAD XT 360 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK CoolStream RAD XT 240 Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit Dell ST2420L with Dell AX510 Stereo Sou... Ducky Shine 3 
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