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Windows 7: I believe one of my SSD and my 2TB HDD are conflicting.

16 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I believe one of my SSD and my 2TB HDD are conflicting.

Specifications on my PC are in this link.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/8...upmP8XfxejqfsV

I recently put my two HyperX 120GB SSDs in Raid0 but for some reason my boot time is about 2 minutes. I have good reason to believe that my newer SSD is conflicting with my 2TB Western Digital Cavier Black HDD. Earlier today I removed my newer (Only by a month) SSD and the computer booted up in 15 seconds. I reinstalled the SSD and it booted in about 2 minutes (and continues to do so) and this was prior to me putting them in raid0. Furthermore, when the SSD was out my 2TB drive was recognized in the bios where as now it does not. I do not understand why my 750GB HDD shows up though but I am not able to access it. I've check both Device manager and Disk management, but neither show my 2TB HDD. I've seen several threads similar to my problem but none quite the same. I'd appreciate any insight given on this matter. Thanks!

Things I have done:
1. Redo Raid0 and reinstall windows without HDDs installed.
2. Flash BIOS
3. Put HDDs in another Computer


I can't access the 750GB HDD nor can I format or change letter.

Also in the link, there are errors when you scroll down to the storage part that may be related but I am not sure.

Should I undo raid0 format both SSDs then put them in Raid0? Would that even make a difference? I am completely out of ideas on what to do because my 2TB drive is recognized in the BIOS if I install it without one SSD.

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16 May 2014   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

What is on the 750 GB drive? Just data?

Did you purposely choose "dynamic" for that drive and if so why?

Do you insist on using RAID?
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16 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What is on the 750 GB drive? Just data?

Did you purposely choose "dynamic" for that drive and if so why?

Do you insist on using RAID?
No I didn't choose dynamic. Uhh mostly Steam games, movies, and shows. Nothing that isn't recoverable and I'd reformat it if I could.

I do insist on RAID because I do have two identical SSDs.


SSDs installed and HDDs installed


SSDs uninstalled and HDDs installed.
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16 May 2014   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Dynamic disks are generally to be avoided. I'm wondering if you had more partitions on that 750 at one time?

You should be able to use Partition Wizard 4.22 bootable disk to convert dynamic to basic, but back up your data first.

It's "pw422" at this link. Download and burn to a disc.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...89320E3247!215

You can wait for more comments, but I don't think you'll find many here who will encourage you to use RAID when you have 2 SSDs.
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16 May 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I unfortunately don't have an optical drive. Can I burn this to a USB?
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16 May 2014   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darvil View Post
I unfortunately don't have an optical drive. Can I burn this to a USB?
take a look at this thread:

How do I boot Partition Wizard bootable cd from my USB?

There is another "Free" version of Partition Wizard, but it does not support conversion from dynamic to basic. Only the "Pro" version does. That's why I pointed you to the older 4.22 which, despite its age, supports dynamic to basic conversion.

I've never put it on a stick. All I know is what's in the above thread.

Converting to basic may or may not ultimately help you out, but there's no reason I can see why you should have or will benefit from dynamic disks.

You've also got RAID and UEFI in the mix, both complications.
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