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Windows 7: m3a79-t raid win7

03 Jul 2009   #1
ussj4brolli

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 
m3a79-t raid win7

i will be making a raid 1 setup with my barracuda 2x 1tb 7200.12`s and will be using the newest build of win-7x64 here in about an hr or so

do i need the ati raid drivers for the install, or does win7 work with out them and ill update them as soon as windows is installed?

currently backing up the 400gb of games and moves to another hdd, will take an hr or so


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03 Jul 2009   #2
johngalt

 

Depends - is the RAID built into the chipset on your motherboard or via a third party (PCI/PCI-e card) interface?

On the first, you should probably not need anything - but check your motherboard's website to be sure.

On the second, almost definitely, although there is some RAID card support built in, external drivers are usually much much better.
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03 Jul 2009   #3
ussj4brolli

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Depends - is the RAID built into the chipset on your motherboard or via a third party (PCI/PCI-e card) interface?

On the first, you should probably not need anything - but check your motherboard's website to be sure.

On the second, almost definitely, although there is some RAID card support built in, external drivers are usually much much better.
built in the mb... so i should be ok?
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03 Jul 2009   #4
johngalt

 

I believe so - but I'd check with your mobo manufacturer just to be sure.
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03 Jul 2009   #5
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

you will need to have the floppy drive drivers. You know what i am talking about, and put that onto a USB thumb drive, than your set, WINDOWS will download your raid drivers for you. Well should, that's how it worked for me.
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03 Jul 2009   #6
ussj4brolli

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Well, i needed the ATI raid (vista x64) drivers to install win 7 (newest). Oh well, atleast it works :P.

this is my first raid setup, never had any experiance with it and iv been building PCs for years. i most likly wont even notice much but as long as i know its there :P
thanks everyone

used raid1
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03 Jul 2009   #7
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

you won't notice the difference since you went with raid-1 and raid-1 is the back-up mode if i can remember. if you went raid-0 big difference. For me at least. raid-0 for c drive, D drive a 10k raptor 10k E,I, storage. so i feel the power.
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