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Is your ssd drive showing up in windows?

Yes, when I create a new volume on it, it works perfectly in windows. I also got it to show up in my BIOS and can select it as a boot drive (turns out I was just looking in the wrong spot lol redface.gif )
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If you have Wester Digital HDD in you PC then you can download Acronis WD Edition Free.That is first class back up,copy ,etc. program and very user friendly.There you have possibility to clone your OS drive to another drive.
Download software and make bootable CD.
BUT don't forget to disconnect the drive that you copy from(after you copy)before you boot for the first time because you will mess all up.

My WD drive is an external, and is not my current OS drive, nor is it the drive I want my OS to boot from unfortunately. Thank you for the suggestion! I think your post will still be useful.

From Unit Igor's post, it sounds like if I want to clone my OS onto a new drive and be able to boot from it, I need to clone the data, shut down the PC, disconnect the current drives that I am booting from, then disable RAID (since the new drive is a single one and not a RAID array), and then try and boot... Would that work?

I used a program called easeus todo backup to clone my hdd. When u clone there is an option to optimize for ssd. Once it was done I just changed my boot order in bios and everything worked perfectly.
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Sorry rivaldog i mixed threads,what you need now is this,of course if your installation is still good:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-installation
And one thing more ,your migration tool called Magician from Samsung cant see your SSD because its in RAID mode and Magician still dont support RAID mode.
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/4/14 at 5:43pm
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I used a program called easeus todo backup to clone my hdd. When u clone there is an option to optimize for ssd. Once it was done I just changed my boot order in bios and everything worked perfectly.

Were you swapping from a RAID array to a single SSD?
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Sorry rivaldog i mixed threads,what you need now is this,of course if your installation is still good:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-installation
And one thing more ,your migration tool called Magician from Samsung cant see your SSD because its in RAID mode and Magician still dont support RAID mode.

My installation on my RAID array is still good, but I don't know about on my 840 Pro SSD... That post looks to be what I need, so I'll read through it, follow the process and see what happens! I'll be sure to post back here once I've got it solved or if I need more assistance!
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Ok, so I cloned my drive using Macrium Reflect again (since Raw Copy does not allow me to expand the volume on the new SSD to its maximum capacity), shut down all windows programs, made all the registry edits, switched from RAID to AHCI on restart, saved, the computer restarted, I went in, changed my boot order so my 840 Pro SSD was the first boot option, saved, restarted, and then I BSOD'd on start up. Start Up repair can't fix the issue itself.

What should I try next?
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How about you just do a straight clone and not change the SATA mode? RAID has all the features of AHCI anyways. And set boot device to the new drive?

 

When you changed the regedit settings did you follow my guide? http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-installation

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How about you just do a straight clone and not change the SATA mode? RAID has all the features of AHCI anyways. And set boot device to the new drive?

When you changed the regedit settings did you follow my guide? http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-installation

I didn't think I could boot from a single drive if I was in RAID mode o_______o I take it I can then?

I want to get off RAID mode anyways. I don't plan on using another RAID array for a while, and it substantially increases my boot time being in RAID mode since I have to wait for that stupid "Scanning drives...." screen to pass, and then the BIOS splash screen has to come up a second time. Rather just see the BIOS post once and slap right into Windows.

I did follow your guide, but there was one issue I had. There was not an iaStor folder in my registry. iaStorV was there, but iaStor was not. The rest of the mentioned registries were there and I changed the start value to 0 as instructed.

EDIT:

Haha! Well, son of a gun. I swapped my boot drive to my 840 Pro SSD without changing from RAID to AHCI, and it booted up right into windows!

Only issue for me now is that Scanning Drives screen... I really do want to skip past that by switching from RAID to AHCI. Further instruction on doing so would be much appreciated!

EDIT 2:

SUCCESS!

Turns out I derped and forgot to change the "Start" value for the atapi registry entry. I have successfully booted into Windows in AHCI mode on my new 840 Pro biggrin.gif

Throwing out rep to all those who contributed to my issue, thank you all so much biggrin.gif
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