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I have the Asus Maximus II Formula and i just added my second HDD (which is the exact same as my first one). I plugged both SATA plugs in the raid ports.

But the problem is I don't get any press "CTRL + I to enter Intel Matrix Storage Manager" or whatever, so I dont know how to proceed.

i already went in the bios and set the hard drive from "IDE Enhanced" to "RAID"
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Is the OS already installed? If so, im almost positive you cannot RAID a drive with a drive thats already got info/data on it.
    
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yes i didnt format my primary disk YET, cause i want to set up raid volume and then format and install windows again

p.s. windows 7 64bit ultimate
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yes i didnt format my primary disk YET, cause i want to set up raid volume and then format and install windows again

p.s. windows 7 64bit ultimate
If I remember correctly the only way to do that is to have them both formatted.
    
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Ok but i dont get the "ctrl + i" to enter intel matrix storage controller
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Ok but i dont get the "ctrl + i" to enter intel matrix storage controller
Is raid enabled in the BIOS?
    
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Yes
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Well what i did right now is i set up the 2 hdds in "speed step" from the bios. It did something for like 15s then rebooted. Now it reads it as 2TB external hardrive. Why external? And is using the asus speed step better, worse or the same as intel matrix thing
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Originally Posted by MoroueA View Post
Well what i did right now is i set up the 2 hdds in "speed step" from the bios. It did something for like 15s then rebooted. Now it reads it as 2TB external hardrive. Why external? And is using the asus speed step better, worse or the same as intel matrix thing
Going to either have to wait for someone who knows about it here (because ive never heard of it) or consult google.
    
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I am so lost and confused i dont understand this crap. Anyone here a pro RAIDer? Lol
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