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I have a total of 3 SSD's, 1 m500 240gb and 2 64gb m4's. I want to Raid 0 the m4's and leave the m500 alone. I looked in my bios but under Sata configuration I can change from AHCI to Raid, but wont that change all the drives?

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Once you select RAID through BIOS you still have to setup the array through the chipset "configurator". Just select the two drives you want and leave the third alone.

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i never did raid before. Will this show up when windows boots or? how would I go about setting it up after I change bios to Raid, and save/restart?
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You'll probably be prompted to enter CTRL+I (most ASUS motherboards) before you see the BIOS output. Obey the prompt and continue configuring the array through the chipset's config. Check your motherboard's manual if anything is different.

 

It can be daunting to setup, don't get discouraged :thumbsups 


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For some reason though, the Cntl+I it does not see both 64gb drives, but under mycomputer it does. Any idea?
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Ok, i am having an issue, for some reason I cannot access the raid menu, it does not pop up, I changed Sata config to Raid, and then windows just wont let me start, and no raid menu appears, even if I do cntrl+i. For some reason my mobo does not like keeping my240gb ssd as the boot drive. Any idea how to access the raid menu and not end up restarting 10 times lol?
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If you did not install Windows in RAID mode, you just can't change to RAID, the PC won't boot.

With the SATA mode set to RAID, none of the drives will suddenly become RAID arrays! You must configure each RAID array manually. I have RAID set in my BIOS, and no RAID arrays created, works just fine.
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OK so since I did not install windows when raid was selected I would have to re install windows ad then setup raid?
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in order to change your sata mode first you have to do a few reg edits: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-installation

and in order for the drives to show up in the RAID configuration window they must be connected to the Intel SATA ports,
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If you did not install Windows in RAID mode, you just can't change to RAID, the PC won't boot.

With the SATA mode set to RAID, none of the drives will suddenly become RAID arrays! You must configure each RAID array manually. I have RAID set in my BIOS, and no RAID arrays created, works just fine.
OK so since I did not install windows when raid was selected I would have to re install windows ad then setup raid?

I reinstalled windows with bios set as RAID, but no raid arrays configured, and now i am getting this error , The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device ACPI\PNP0A0A\2&daba3ff&1. and i researched and it seems to be a raid issue. But i cannot go back in bios nd change out of raid, since windows was installed with RAID set inbios, if I go to ahci windows wont boot.Anything i can do to fix this issue?
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