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Okay, not sure where to start....

Was not really aware my MOBO (p5q pro turbo) had RAID capability until a while back.

so for Christmas i received 2 more WD 1.5TB drives.

So i thought what the hell, lets try RAID 0

So i plug the two new drives into the white and orange sata ports.

Downloaded the drive Xpert software from ASUS.

Start DX and choose super speed. It says it has finished and needs to be restarted. So i do.

Windows comes back up, and i check my computer for the new "drive". Not there.

So i right click my computer and go to manage. Thinking i need to format it.

Shortly after i do that DX comes up and something about mismatched serial numbers and needs to be redone. So i do and get the same thing.

So i go to :manage again, and try to format the new "drive" but it is only 8GB and wont let me format it. Comes back with an error....
where do i go from here:confused:
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On the ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo, use only the red ports for RAID on the ICH10R. Don't use the Asus 3rd party RAID controller.

Then basically follow this guide: http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=58913
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;11786746 
On the ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo, use only the red ports for RAID on the ICH10R. Don't use the Asus 3rd party RAID controller.

Then basically follow this guide: http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=58913

I tried to install the matrix controller/drivers and it keeps saying my system dies not meet the requirements. Double checked to make sure they were 7 x64
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Originally Posted by Power_Man;11786872 
I tried to install the matrix controller/drivers and it keeps saying my system dies not meet the requirements. Double checked to make sure they were 7 x64
Use this driver:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19607

It's Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver version 10.1.0.1008. For lack of a better word, it's simply awesome (even for a single-drive setup).
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;11786931 
Use this driver:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19607

It's Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver version 10.1.0.1008. For lack of a better word, it's simply awesome (even for a single-drive setup).

Okay, go to install and I get an error. I remember from a past PC that to load this driver I need to have the BIOS In raid already. (make sense?) how ever if I put the bios in raid mode like the above walk-through I get BSOD as windows tries to load....
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Originally Posted by Power_Man;11787157 
Okay, go to install and I get an error. I remember from a past PC that to load this driver I need to have the BIOS In raid already. (make sense?) how ever if I put the bios in raid mode like the above walk-through I get BSOD as windows tries to load....
Wait, do you have it in IDE mode? This driver requires AHCI mode or RAID mode, but cannot work in IDE mode.

As for getting the BSOD, it's normal when Windows was installed in IDE mode, and then the BIOS is switched to AHCI or RAID.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;11787171 
Wait, do you have it in IDE mode? This driver requires AHCI mode or RAID mode, but cannot work in IDE mode.

As for getting the BSOD, it's normal when Windows was installed in IDE mode, and then the BIOS is switched to AHCI or RAID.

yes i have it in IDE mode....
Do i need to go into REGEDIT and switch it from "3" to "0"
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Originally Posted by Power_Man;11787218 
yes i have it in IDE mode....
Do i need to go into REGEDIT and switch it from "3" to "0"
It's something like that. The instructions I saw once say to perform the Registry edit first, and then switch the mode in the BIOS second.

After that, install the driver and then it'll be pretty awesome. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;11787263 
It's something like that. The instructions I saw once say to perform the Registry edit first, and then switch the mode in the BIOS second.

After that, install the driver and then it'll be pretty awesome. wink.gif

Okay
This is the link i got befor for going into IHCI mode. What about RAID? lol do you know the number?
http://windows7themes.net/switch-to-ahci-after-install-windows-7.html
Edited by Power_Man - 12/26/10 at 8:09pm
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Originally Posted by Power_Man;11787285 
Okay
This is the link i got befor for going into IHCI mode. What about RAID? lol do you know the number?
I don't. But it's "AHCI". It means "Advanced Host Controller Interface". wink.gif
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