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Windows 7: Help Installing Windows 7 on SAS Drives


22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Help Installing Windows 7 on SAS Drives

So when I got my P6TDeluxe and two 75gb SAS drives a year ago I was planning on installing Vista x64 onto the SAS drives and call all my data from my terabyte drive. Brilliant, I thought, until vista was unable to install on the drives (let alone detect them during installation).

My question for you is this:

Will Windows 7 recognize the SAS drives as raw partitions that can be used as an install point

and

Can I do this in Raid0? Raid1?

Thanks in advance,
N





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22 Oct 2009   #2

 

[QUOTE=Najica;322959]
My question for you is this:

Will Windows 7 recognize the SAS drives as raw partitions that can be used as an install point

and

Can I do this in Raid0? Raid1?
Yes, Windows will recognise the partition provided that you install the boot to the C: drive in the particular partition and that the partition is given priority in the bios as boot priority "1"

Yes this can be performed on redundant drives.

You will need the vista raid driver.

Regards,
Adrian
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

[quote=Adrian;323260]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Najica View Post
My question for you is this:

Will Windows 7 recognize the SAS drives as raw partitions that can be used as an install point

and

Can I do this in Raid0? Raid1?
Yes, Windows will recognise the partition provided that you install the boot to the C: drive in the particular partition and that the partition is given priority in the bios as boot priority "1"

Yes this can be performed on redundant drives.

You will need the vista raid driver.

Regards,
Adrian
Thank you for the reply. I see in bios where I can set the boot priority.

I am trying to install the driver for intel matrix storage manager, but the message I keep getting is "Does not support this operating system: WNT_6.0P_64_MCE"

Any ideas about this? Keep in mind I am using a P6TDeluxe mobo (which I've decided is a piece). I'll keep whacking at it.
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23 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Tried to detect the SAS drives by using the floppy driver on a usb and they still did now show up. Do they need to already be in NTFS or something to be detected?
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