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Windows 7: Severely unhappy PC dislikes installling Windows7

20 Feb 2013   #11
Donnegal

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Gregrocker: My reasoning for increasing seek and access times accross a RAID-0 SSD array is explained here:

Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage : SSDs In RAID: A Performance Scaling Analysis


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20 Feb 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

Do you have real-world experience to share? We would have heard if the benchmarks translate in the wild.

My own view is skewed by seeing only problems with RAID installs. Others may have differing views.
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20 Feb 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Raid zero is great for ssd's if you want to make benchmark charts and graphs. Other than that is nothing but a trouble maker. Of course one can do with ones computer as one so desires. If ones desires don't keep Windows 7 happy then one has problems.
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20 Feb 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

From the benchmark link there was only one significant increase with RAID, Windows Media Center. I don't think for that it's worth the possible hassle to use RAID.
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20 Feb 2013   #15
Donnegal

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

So far so good. Installing Win7 on a RAID-0. Will get some numbers up once she's all stable.
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20 Feb 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Glad to hear it. Keep us posted on how it runs.
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20 Feb 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

How did you get windows 7 to install on RAID ? Might be useful for other members to know in case they get the same issue you were having .
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23 Feb 2013   #18
Donnegal

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Well, great news!

Finally all installed and up and running.

Found the issues:

1) Definitely boot from a USB stick when doing a RAID-0 array on a Win 7 machine... so does not like that pesky CD ROM. I knew it wasn't to be trusted! SSDs running flawlessly.

2) And here's an odd one... specifically on the Asus Maximus V Extreme motherboard, there is an mPCI-E combo Wi-Fi card that installs on the board and is secured by a screw. Apparently in some cases (mine was one of the lucky ones) this causes quite a lot of grief when trying to install windows due to the way its secured to the board with a little metal bracket. Sounds absolutely ridiculous... not sure if its the bracket, the screw, or the little mPCI-E card itself, but removed it all and no problems.

Removed the mPCI-E card, installed with a USB stick and was up and running in no time!

Thanks for all the tips and suggestions everyone!
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