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Windows 7: Raid 0 to SSD

26 Apr 2010   #1
AdamPower

win7
 
 
Raid 0 to SSD

Having trouble changing from Raid 0 to SSD.

I brought the size of my boot partition down until it could fit on the ssd. The raid 0 will still boot when my Asus P5K (p35 chip and ach9r) is set to raid in bios.

Then, I 'cloned' the raid 0 onto my SSD using acronis.

The SSD will boot up... sort of. It will boot the raid 0 as drive c. If I unplug the raid array the ssd will not boot when the bios is set to raid, ahci, or ide. The same 0xc000000e error comes up.

Any ideas? Is there any way to edit the registry of the ssd partition before booting with it? Maybe change the msahci setting to 0?


Thanks
Adam


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26 Apr 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Why would you strip a SSD? Do you have 2 of them?
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26 Apr 2010   #3
AdamPower

win7
 
 

Not striping the ssd

I want to remove the raid 0 disks and use them in a nas box. I bought an ssd for a boot drive and a caviar black for files.

The idea is to copy the boot partition to the ssd and use the wd hdd for storage. However I'm having trouble cloning the boot info to the ssd. Unfortunately, a clean install will be difficult until we move in a couple of months as my win7 disk is in storage. (oddly my win xp disks are still near the computer but...)

Any ideas?
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26 Apr 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

RAID 0 = Striping do you mean something else?

Scroll down to the pictures.
RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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27 Apr 2010   #5
AdamPower

win7
 
 

I guess it's not that clear what I'm trying to do.

I have a raid 0 with two seagate drives.

I want to replace that raid 0 with non raid drives.

First, an ssd which is my boot disk. Second, a caviar black which is my storage disk.

No problem with the caviar black. She's happy in there.

But, after cloning the raid 0 setup onto the ssd, the ssd will not boot to windows. The ugly error comes on boot up. 0xc000000e and it says I should rebuild my win7.
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27 Apr 2010   #6
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Remove the SSD
Boot to the raid array
Image the boot partition of the raid array to an external drive
Install the SSD, temporary disconnect the raid drives and restore the image to SSD
Boot Win 7 and verify all is well
Hookup the raid drives and set the SSD (in bios) as the first boot device
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27 Apr 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Ok now I have it. How did you clone the drive? What software did you use?
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27 Apr 2010   #8
AdamPower

win7
 
 

I used acronis home

Should go to bed now as I have two sick kids who are gonna wake up at random hours. Tomorrow I will try again. Maybe I can try the procedure win7clutz describes. I like the image idea, maybe cloning was not the way to go.
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28 Apr 2010   #9
AdamPower

win7
 
 

It worked! I was able to use Acronis to take an image and mount it back onto the SSD.

Then, I booted from the ssd and changed the registry setting that allows ACHI mode. Now my RAID disks are available for the NAS and my SSD is running cool, quiet, and fast.

Thanks for you help! Now to get my wife's outlook, blackberry, etc. set up properly...
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28 Apr 2010   #10
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AdamPower View Post
It worked! I was able to use Acronis to take an image and mount it back onto the SSD.

Then, I booted from the ssd and changed the registry setting that allows ACHI mode. Now my RAID disks are available for the NAS and my SSD is running cool, quiet, and fast.

Thanks for you help! Now to get my wife's outlook, blackberry, etc. set up properly...
Very cool! Happy trails...
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