Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › i need a windows vista/7 ssd raid 0 guide for beginners
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

i need a windows vista/7 ssd raid 0 guide for beginners

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I need a good, detailed guide to setting up raid 0 with ssd drives. I tried the guide that came with my mobo with no luck. I was told the problem I had is I didn't make two partitions on my raid setup before I tried to install the os, but I don't know how to do that.

I tried...boot to vista disc>format the 2 drives>reset>bios>set to raid>ctl + I>set up raid 0>boot to vista disc>load raid driver from usb>hit refresh>hit next to start install....I get message "no partitions avaible for use" or something like that. I tried that about 7 times before I was told I needed two partitons on the raid for it to work.


So I'm looking for a guide or some help.
Edited by kyleax1 - 3/5/11 at 5:03pm
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
Are your drives set to ACHI in BIOS? I know when I was installing Windows, Windows couldn't see my drives until I set them to IDE.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
In bios it has to be ide, achi or raid. so once its set to raid idk
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
Two possibilities that I see.

a) using a x86/x64 install disc. Available from MSDN. Installer is x86 on those discs, so x64 drivers will not work.. but x86 drivers wont work because you are trying to install x64 windows.

b) Trying to install windows 7 with EFS enabled. Second partition (that little 100/200MB partition that comes first when you format using the 7 Ultimate CD). Preformatting with a Vista install disk should eliminate the problem.

AFAIK You dont need to install raid drivers for Vista or 7 on a board like yours. You should update them after, but Vista regualr works on ICH9/10 easy peasy.

Dont format SSDs before doing anything. Secure erase maybe, not format. Quick format during install of Vista/7 is fine, done AFTER building your RAID0 array.

1) remove any drives/USB storage that is not being used for the install. (better safe than sorry)

2) empty drives (not formatted, empty with HDDerase or gparted), select ctrl+I during boot and select new array.

3) All defaults works fine for creating your RAID array, should result in a 128KB stripe

4) boot from CD. Unless it is a downloaded ISO of windows, it should see everything fine. If you want to update the drivers fine, choose iastor as the driver.

5) format the drive quick format nothing larger thn 32KB cluster size for NTFS.

6) install windows.


Alternatively when I am running something like XP (which I dont ) or FLP (which makes slipstreaming drivers too tough) there is a process which lets you install in IDE mode install RAID drivers and then copy the image over to an array.

that is another process.

1) Install windows to a drive you dont need and can be formatted in a single partition. For simplicities sake make the single partition smaller than your RAID array will be.

2) once installed change over to RAID mode (google IDE to AHCI or IDE to RAID on your chosen OS) In XP its way simple just right click your storage controller, add new drivers manually restart and change to to RAID.. For Vista/7 I think there is a reg change that needs to be made.

3) power down, add drives for raid, boot change to RAID , create raid, boot from imaging device (CD or USB).

4) Image single drive to raid array. Power down, remove single drive, If no other PC is available. Remove raid and erase single drive. You will not be able to boot windows with both single drive and raid connected until single drive is erased.

5) add raid (or remove the single drive) and boot into windows.
Edited by Neur0mancer - 3/5/11 at 6:23pm
24/7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 Rampage III Formula ASUS EAH4890 OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair SSD SATA cheapie 7 x64 28" 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
see mouse Corsair 750W Rosewill midtower MS Enteratinment desktop 8000 
Mouse Pad
Taped gel pad thing 
  hide details  
Reply
24/7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 Rampage III Formula ASUS EAH4890 OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair SSD SATA cheapie 7 x64 28" 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
see mouse Corsair 750W Rosewill midtower MS Enteratinment desktop 8000 
Mouse Pad
Taped gel pad thing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
I will try that tomorrow thanks for the advice
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well I got it to work.

updated drivers and now my avg for the raid is 288 mb/s

I'm very pleased with this.

Thx for the help
Edited by kyleax1 - 3/6/11 at 1:54pm
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
The Intel Sniper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 2.8 (stock) Asus Maximus III Formula HD 5970 @ 950/1100 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Agility II SSD 60gb & WD Black 640gb Lite-On Blue Ray Disc drive Air Cooling Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2333SW 23" 1080P Zboard Corsair 750HX CM Storm Sniper be 
Mouse
G5 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: SSD
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › i need a windows vista/7 ssd raid 0 guide for beginners