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Hey guy's. I'm basically setting or attempting to setup a Network Storage Computer. I have bascially built a computer with Win 7 Ultimate I7 CPU, 4gb Mem etc.

I have 4 2 TB Drives that I want to Raid 5 & 1TB drive for my bootable (OS).

The problem seems to be when I create the Raid array through Bios... in the raid creation screen it detects all of the drives. I'm able to exclude the boot drive from the Raid 5 Array but I'm unable to boot to the OS drive once the array is created.

Please help as I'm wanting to find a long rope and dangle from the tree's out back of my house by now!

I have a P55 GD 55 Mobo with a built in raid controller. Would I be better off by purchasing a Raid card to accomplish what I want to do here?

Thanks for any help!!

Scoob
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Is there a way to make the array not bootable, or to reset the boot order to put the 1TB up first? Similarly could you install first and then create the array or is that what you've already done? I'm not sure that there's a storage limit or a raid size limit, but it wouldn't be the first time Windows had storage issues I'll do some digging and get back to you.
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Is there a way to make the array not bootable, or to reset the boot order to put the 1TB up first? Similarly could you install first and then create the array or is that what you've already done? I'm not sure that there's a storage limit or a raid size limit, but it wouldn't be the first time Windows had storage issues I'll do some digging and get back to you.
Really appraciate the help! Yes I have laready loaded the OS on the 1tb drive... then added the array using Ctrl I funtion durion startup. The problem is when I go to Bios to select the boot seq Bios shows my 1tb that is not in the raid array with the word "Raid" in front of the Drive name.

To confirm when I go back to the Ctrl I Setup menu it still indicates the drive seperate from the array.

I'm actually starting over yet again by creating the raid array from the get go... and installing Win 7 just on the serperate 1tb drive. Wish me luck I guess??
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Plug ONLY your 1TB HDD in.
Install your OS with your SATA Mode = RAID.
Once complete, plug in your 4 additional HDDs and set them up in RAID5.
In the OS, format and label the array.
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I'm sorry, but the "Hey guy's" is really bothering me.
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Plug ONLY your 1TB HDD in.
Install your OS with your SATA Mode = RAID.
Once complete, plug in your 4 additional HDDs and set them up in RAID5.
In the OS, format and label the array.
Thank you for the quick reply! So I'm in the Disk Managment section now... it does see the Raid 5 Array. the "New Raid-5 Volume" and all other raid options for that matter are greyed out. I'm sure there is something simple that I'm missing??


Thanks again!

-Scoob
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Originally Posted by Scooby-Snack View Post
Thank you for the quick reply! So I'm in the Disk Managment section now... it does see the Raid 5 Array. the "New Raid-5 Volume" and all other raid options for that matter are greyed out. I'm sure there is something simple that I'm missing??


Thanks again!

-Scoob
Right click and format it.
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Any reservations to jumping onto Linux?
I'd probably (and do) use that instead.
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