Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › asus m5a99x evo multi drive raid help.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

asus m5a99x evo multi drive raid help.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have 6 drives loaded into my 6 sata 6gb/s ports all the same ssd, and I am trying to configure them into a raid 0.

Here is the problem that am I having, when I select in the SATA configuration\ SATA port1-4 RAID SATA port5-6 RAID, It gives me two options for my Board SATA RAID ROM, Legacy ROM and UEFI driver; I have tried both options with no success.

When I tried legacy ROM I created the array and saved it then I booted into to windows installed the raid driver from asus's driver page, and the windows install continued. But when I went to boot it would go to the windows boot screen and sit for a while then bsod.

Now when i tried UEFI all my drives would disappear from my bios and when I went into windows install they were still missing.

I looked at what some people suggested on the crosshair V and do legacy first create the array then switch to UEFI and try and install but It would tell me that the drive options were not supported by the bios, so the install cannot continue.

Oh and I pre loaded drivers for all situations.


I think this might be a mobo issue, or I might be trying to raid too many drives for the controller, I think i might be only able to raid 4 drives on the first sata 1-4 ports? The bios is upto date.
machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 8350 asus m5a99x evo gigabyte R9 280x 16 gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
ocz vertex 4 ocz vertex 3 ocz agility 2 1 tb western digital 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
water cooled win7 64bit samsung P2770HD razer black widow  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair ax650 silverstone raven rv-02 logitech g500 razer goliathus 
AudioAudio
sennheiser hd 558 xonar dx 
  hide details  
Reply
machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 8350 asus m5a99x evo gigabyte R9 280x 16 gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
ocz vertex 4 ocz vertex 3 ocz agility 2 1 tb western digital 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
water cooled win7 64bit samsung P2770HD razer black widow  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair ax650 silverstone raven rv-02 logitech g500 razer goliathus 
AudioAudio
sennheiser hd 558 xonar dx 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by pac0tac0 View Post

When I tried legacy ROM I created the array and saved it then I booted into to windows installed the raid driver from asus's driver page, >>> HERE <<<< and the windows install continued. But when I went to boot it would go to the windows boot screen and sit for a while then bsod.

Now when i tried UEFI all my drives would disappear from my bios and when I went into windows install they were still missing.

I think this might be a mobo issue, or I might be trying to raid too many drives for the controller, I think i might be only able to raid 4 drives on the first sata 1-4 ports? The bios is upto date.
When you got to >>> HERE <<<< the array was not set as the boot device in the bios because it didn't exist until now. At this point you have to enter the BIOS and set the array as the boot device.

You "should" be able to set up all 6 drives in an array, though there won't be much advantage to doing so as even a single SSD will come close to saturating a SATA III bus.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7

What he said. Why are you trying to RAID0 6 SSDs?

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

When you got to >>> HERE <<<< the array was not set as the boot device in the bios because it didn't exist until now. At this point you have to enter the BIOS and set the array as the boot device.

You "should" be able to set up all 6 drives in an array, though there won't be much advantage to doing so as even a single SSD will come close to saturating a SATA III bus.

When you say here, I had already created the array in the bios options with the amd raid tool, then I went into windows put the drivers in and installed windows. My MOBO selected the array inherently because it was the only bootable drive on my system, It then goes to boot to it and after the windows boot screen it BSOD's.

I have maxed the thoughput at 1 gb/s I actually decided to switch to a raid 5 instead, I am really just looking for capacity and speed for gaming, so I can store all my games on the raid array. I can create it and boot into a copy of windows and view it and initialize it there, but I cannot create a bootable copy of windows installed onto it.
machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 8350 asus m5a99x evo gigabyte R9 280x 16 gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
ocz vertex 4 ocz vertex 3 ocz agility 2 1 tb western digital 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
water cooled win7 64bit samsung P2770HD razer black widow  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair ax650 silverstone raven rv-02 logitech g500 razer goliathus 
AudioAudio
sennheiser hd 558 xonar dx 
  hide details  
Reply
machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 8350 asus m5a99x evo gigabyte R9 280x 16 gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
ocz vertex 4 ocz vertex 3 ocz agility 2 1 tb western digital 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
water cooled win7 64bit samsung P2770HD razer black widow  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair ax650 silverstone raven rv-02 logitech g500 razer goliathus 
AudioAudio
sennheiser hd 558 xonar dx 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
I'll try again:

To make a bootable array three things have to happen.
1.) The array has to be set up in the BIOS
2.) The RAID driver has to be installed
3.) The array has to be set as the boot device in the BIOS - Which you can't do until after the RAID driver is installed

You're not doing step 3 and windows is installing to a single drive because that's what is set as the boot device in the BIOS, because, as far as the BIOS is concerned there is no array.
It wasn't there yet for you to set as the boot device as it's not there until after the RAID driver is installed. But after the RAID driver is installed, the boot device is still a single drive unless you change the boot device to be the array.[/B]

You have to interrupt the install process when it reboots and then enter the BIOS and set the array (that will now be there) as the boot device.
Edited by billbartuska - 1/11/15 at 9:25am
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

I'll try again:

To make a bootable array three things have to happen.
1.) The array has to be set up in the BIOS
2.) The RAID driver has to be installed
3.) The array has to be set as the boot device in the BIOS - Which you can't do until after the RAID driver is installed

You're not doing step 3 and windows is installing to a single drive because that's what is set as the boot device in the BIOS, because, as far as the BIOS is concerned there is no array.
It wasn't there yet for you to set as the boot device as it's not there until after the RAID driver is installed. But after the RAID driver is installed, the boot device is still a single drive unless you change the boot device to be the array.[/B]

You have to interrupt the install process when it reboots and then enter the BIOS and set the array (that will now be there) as the boot device.

When I set it to legacy It will allow me to create the raid in the bios from the amd option rom program, I proceeded to boot off the usb stick from the bios. Once in windows installer I see that the array is seen as separate disk and once I install the driver I can see the array I built in the bios, I then create a new partition on the drive and proceed to install windows, once windows is done installing and resets I select the array as the boot device and proceed to continue the install process by booting into windows. This did not work for me in windows 7 I tried 8.1 and I got a successful install.

When I tried this with the UEFI option The drives disappeared from my bios and They would still not show up after the drivers were installed in the microsoft os install. However If i built the array in legacy and switched to UEFI I could see the array but it would not let me install because of bios options not being set right.

So I am running in legacy raid right now on windows 8.1 raid 5.
machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 8350 asus m5a99x evo gigabyte R9 280x 16 gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
ocz vertex 4 ocz vertex 3 ocz agility 2 1 tb western digital 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
water cooled win7 64bit samsung P2770HD razer black widow  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair ax650 silverstone raven rv-02 logitech g500 razer goliathus 
AudioAudio
sennheiser hd 558 xonar dx 
  hide details  
Reply
machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 8350 asus m5a99x evo gigabyte R9 280x 16 gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
ocz vertex 4 ocz vertex 3 ocz agility 2 1 tb western digital 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
water cooled win7 64bit samsung P2770HD razer black widow  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair ax650 silverstone raven rv-02 logitech g500 razer goliathus 
AudioAudio
sennheiser hd 558 xonar dx 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › asus m5a99x evo multi drive raid help.