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Windows 7: Hard Drive & SSD Issues

22 Dec 2012   #1
Nerff

---Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Hard Drive & SSD Issues

Hello everyone , So I have come to "SevenForums" because i have a few issue..

So let me get to my SSD

I pretty much use my SSD to Record games/gamepaly but when i am recording half way through a game my SSD just decides to disconnect it's self.. it will reappear if i restart my system. Now in the boot menu my RAID is set to IDE I think it's called that anyway. Now I have been told to switch it over to AHCI but when I do that I get some problems.. like starting up issue, Slow at loading Windows, Weird crashes..

I am going to give some information on my computer
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core
GPU: MSI RADEON HD 7850
PSU: 600 WATT CORSAIR SERIES
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE (I THINK THATS CORRECT)
HARD-DRIVES & SSD: 1TB HDD & 60GB SSD (NOT SURE OF THE MAKES ALL I KNOW THERE SATA lll)
OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 7 64 BIT SP1

If you need more information please let me no


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22 Dec 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You should be using RAID if you have 2 of the same make/type of hard drives. If you are using RAID you need to have ACHI enabled and AHCI should have been set up (driver installed) before installing the OS. Other wise when changing from IDE to RAID or SATA to RAID by enabling ACHI, you will run into such problems and even BSOD's.

Personally I would start from scratch, clean install OS on SSD and use HDD as storage. Making sure that you're not using a RAID set up and checking your BIOS for SATA configuration on the hard drives.
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22 Dec 2012   #3
Nerff

---Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

How am i suppose to install Drivers if there is no OS?
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22 Dec 2012   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The driver for the ACHI is only needed if your are using a RAID set up with more then 2 of the same hard drives. Since you don't have a RAID set up you don't need it. This is a good read and explanation of RAID set ups.

How to Setup a RAID System | Hardware Secrets
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22 Dec 2012   #5
Nerff

---Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Right ok, what could be the issue of disconnecting its self?
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22 Dec 2012   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This is a good video showing you the steps for setting up a RAID configuration. Pay attention to the driver installation of the RAID controller which was downloaded to a usb drive.

How to configure raid 0 in the bios and install windows 7 - YouTube
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22 Dec 2012   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nerff View Post
Right ok, what could be the issue of disconnecting its self?

You have RAID enabled and it's freaking out on how to go from there with out have the RAID setup. Go into your BIOS make sure you have your drives configured to SATA.
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