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Windows 7: win 7 on ssd for speed - how do I raid 10 my 4 2tb hdd excluding ssd

05 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
win 7 on ssd for speed - how do I raid 10 my 4 2tb hdd excluding ssd

Hi,
I have a 64gb SSD with win 7 32 installed. I also have 4 x 2tb hdd which I wish to set up as raid 10. I can not find a way of raiding the 4 hdd but excluding the sdd with the OS on. My m/b is Asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3 and my intent was to use the on board raid controller. Any guidance much appreciated.

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05 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

What do you hope to accomplish using RAID10? It is dated technology now that Windows has built-in drive imaging unless you expect a performance boost, but your SSD will provide you with that.

Most of what we see here are Windows 7 install failures due to RAID. It would be nice to understand the ongoing benefits of RAID even without the OS involved.
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05 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

there should be a key combination to press during startup, to access the RAID setup utility. on my asus motherboard its CTRL-F10.
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05 Dec 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
solved -

OK. By trusting to logic (and carefully re-reading the Asus MB docs) i managed to resolve the problem. Essentially the solution boils down to being able to set 2 of the onboard sata controllers to IDE (5 and 6) after the global setting of RAID. So having switched the OS containing SSD to Sata 5 I was able to boot into Win 7 following the raid 10 BIOS setup.

I want this PC to dualboot to Ubuntu so my expectaion is that the Raid array can be seen in both OS's.

Regards for your responses.
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05 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i would suggest you wait for an answer from greg, but i dont think the RAID drive would be usable by both operating systems (but i've never used RAID10)
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