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Alright, I have two spinpoint F3 drives. When I put them into RAID 0 (default settings) I get amazing speeds, but the RAID array doesnt last more than three or four days. Il randomly get a BSOD, different codes every time, and when I reboot, the bios displays the message "Loading Operating System" And it just sits there. It doesnt lock up, but it doesnt do anything. I have run the Windows install repair over and over and it doesnt fix the issue. I gave up on raid and just used the drives on their own. I havent had any errors when the drives arnt in raid. What could be causing this? I really dont know, but I would like to find out lol
post #2 of 9
Go to your motherboard manufacturer's website and download the latest driver for their Raid Controller.... then try again smile.gif

Here ya go.. click Save
http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Driver/motherboard_driver_amd_sataraid_raid_8-series_win7.exe

Don't forget to reboot after smile.gif
Hope this helps
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Go to your motherboard manufacturer's website and download the latest driver for their Raid Controller.... then try again

Here ya go.. click Save
http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...eries_win7.exe

Don't forget to reboot after
Hope this helps

I did have the latest drivers, thanks tho smile.gif Something I noticed, even if I have my drives in IDE or RAID or any mode. It takes the windows 7 install about 36 minutes to get to the screen with the RAID driver install options, or even to install it to a normal drive, I dont know why. I can install win 7 on my netbook before it comes to the drive selection screen on my tower. Is that normal?
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No, That is defiantly NOT normal. To get to the point of installing RAID drivers in RAID 0 should take no more than 5 minutes at the absolute most. I install off a flash drive and have the RAID drivers on there and can install windows from scratch to in windows installing apps etc, in 12 minutes (yes i timed myself once) I also have sammy F3's 500Gb drives and use a 300Gb partition. (ie short stroked) I then use the other 700 for backups and none frequent storage.
   
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i loaded my raid0 driver during windows 7 installation.i have the raid0 driver on a usb flash drive.
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I once heard a wise man here saying that you shouldn't raid more than 3 disks using the onboard chipset. Your best bet would be buying a cheap PCI-e raid controller, and go RAID5 RAID0 the hell out of your F3s
    
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He only has 2 drives
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by timma100;12252403 
but the RAID array doesnt last more than three or four disks days. Il randomly get a BSODl
Quote:
Originally Posted by SystemTech;12257126 
He only has 2 drives

Mother EFFER!! I totally misread that.. >.<<br />
EDIT:

To OP: tried using different SATA ports?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tryagainplss;12257148 
Mother EFFER!! I totally misread that.. >.<<br />
EDIT:

To OP: tried using different SATA ports?

Yup, even tryed the two sata 3 ports, but the drives dont show in bios when they are plugged into them, they might be dead frown.gif The first time I bought this board, it had a dieing i/o controller, no installs would last more than a day, even on single drive setups. I tryed 5 different harddrives with the old board but all the installs died. So I RMAd the board, the new one came in a different box, and CPUz detected an 870 chipset this time, the old board said 780SB. it works ok with out RAID but something is still not right. I had to disable every sata option except the IDE mode for my sata ports, if I try AHCI I cant make partitions on the drives, windows gives me some crazy error, I looked it up and everyone said I needed to install the drivers for the controller but that didnt fix anything..... Im ready for a new board lol, but il proly wait for dozer or when sandy bridge gets back on the market
Edited by timma100 - 2/4/11 at 5:31am
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