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Will this cause any issues? The reserve is on the SSD but i installed windows on the mechanical raid drive setup.

Could i just kill it, or should it remain untouched?
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Looks to me like you have the wrong HDD marked as System. Did you have other hard drives connected to the computer (internal or external) when you install Win7? Windows has been known to put the boot files on the wrong drive. Try installing again with ONLY the drives you are installing to connected.
-Don't kill System Reserved. It contains the boot data.

However if you aren't willing to re install...make a Win7 system repair disk, then disconnect everything BUT the array you installed to. Then boot to the disk and have it try to 'repair' it....this should put the boot data on the right drives. It might not work, so don't delete the system reserved on the SSD unless you can boot up *without* anything else connected.
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Thank you.
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System reserved is always on the boot drive, it's on my SSD.

If you don't want to see it in Explorer, just remove the drive letter in disk management.
    
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Its best to install windows with only the boot drive plugged in. Thats what I always do.
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Will this cause any issues? The reserve is on the SSD but i installed windows on the mechanical raid drive setup.

Could i just kill it, or should it remain untouched?
You can avoid System Reserved Partition creation on hard disk that has not yet been partitioned, or unallocated, if you format it with GParted before Windows 7 install.
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Ive gone into the bios and set the raid arrey to be the first hdd to boot from rahter than the SSD. I had no idea that the SSD was set to be the 1st priority boot option. After reformat, the system reserves are now on the correct set up. Thank you everyone
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