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How do I get one of them? What will it do for me? Lol

I just tried to put all 4 my hdd in the raid and still not bootable.
Some motherboards require a RAID driver to be loaded before installing windows, if your board requires it it will posted with the rest of the available downloads for your board. From what I understand, the driver will allow your raid array to be properly formatted/set up during the install.

Duckieho is the man you need to ask. I am most likely wrong.
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What is the RAID 0 size?, because Windows can't be installed in RAID 0 array above 2TB.
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What is the RAID 0 size?, because Windows can't be installed in RAID 0 array above 2TB.
1.5Tb by the looks of the SS above.
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How do I get one of them? What will it do for me? Lol

I just tried to put all 4 my hdd in the raid and still not bootable.
The option to set them as Bootable on the Intel RAID Manager screen. It's there.

However, you should NOT run RAID with your HDDs. You have Green HDDs which go into a power save mode and will drop out of the array.

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Some motherboards require a RAID driver to be loaded before installing windows, if your board requires it it will posted with the rest of the available downloads for your board. From what I understand, the driver will allow your raid array to be properly formatted/set up during the install.

Duckieho is the man you need to ask. I am most likely wrong.
Nope.

The motherboard has nothing to do with RAID drivers and the OS. Drivers are used only by the OS to tell it how to use hardware.

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What is the RAID 0 size?, because Windows can't be installed on a partition greater above 2TB using BIOS.
Corrected.
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So I'm fuched then.
4x 1.5tb = to f'n big.
As well they are green and would stop..
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So I'm fuched then.
4x 1.5tb = to f'n big.
As well they are green and would stop..
I think so, maybe DuckieHo knows another for to do it, but AFAIK isn't possible.
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So I'm fuched then.
4x 1.5tb = to f'n big.
As well they are green and would stop..
Unfortunately, yes unless you partition the array to smaller than 2Tb for just your OS.

Would that work Duckie?
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Unfortunately, yes unless you partition the array to smaller than 2Tb for just your OS.

Would that work Duckie?

Shrunk it down to 2000gb and it became bootable.

Windows still won't install to it. I format it, and partition it, but it says something about the partition..
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