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Windows 7: dead in water please help with Raid 1 setup with UEFI

22 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
dead in water please help with Raid 1 setup with UEFI

Hi

here is the video of my issue :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m5I0O-nuF4&feature=yout...

I am not able to install OS with Raid one with 2 SSD drives 120GB each and UEFI Motherboard

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Motherboard:
ASUS M5A97 Evo - AM3+ - 970 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboards
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No matter what i do nothing works

Please guys can someone advise or help

Thanks


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22 Oct 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Obviously we are not able to see what's on the screen with the video taken at an angle and a distance.

We see nothing but problems here with RAID. What benefit did you hope to get from RAID1?

I would unplug the other HD to Clean Install Windows 7 to a single HD to avoid problems.
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22 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello The plan is to have 2 SSD in Raid 1 Mirror so if one SSD drive then i have second one but this plan is not working as my motherboard is UEFI and it is pain in my back when ever it comes to install OS.

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22 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello please note this is a UEFI motherboard ASUS M5A97 Evo

My issue is

1- i am not install OS no matter what i do

Thanks
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22 Oct 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

No, if you lose one HD in a RAID1 then you lose everything. There is no redundancy. There is also no appreciable performance benefit vs. installing on one SSD without RAID.

So I would disconnect the RAID, set your SATA controller to AHCI, install to one HD with the other unplugged. If it prompts for driver then you have a bad installer. Start over with a new ISO burned to DVD with the tool from Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

For UEFI follow these special steps: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
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22 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No, if you lose one HD in a RAID1 then you lose everything. There is no redundancy. There is also no appreciable performance benefit vs. installing on one SSD without RAID.

So I would disconnect the RAID, set your SATA controller to AHCI, install to one HD with the other unplugged. If it prompts for driver then you have a bad installer. Start over with a new ISO burned to DVD with the tool from Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

For UEFI follow these special steps: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
Hello not arguing with your vast knowledge of computers and technlogy but Raid 0 is different Raid 1 which is mirror

Understanding RAID level-1

RAID level-1 uses data mirroring. Two physical drives are combined into an array, and data is striped across the array. The first half of a stripe is the original data; the second half of a stripe is a mirror (that is, a copy) of the data, but it is written to the other drive in the RAID level-1 array.
RAID level-1 provides data redundancy and high levels of performance, but the storage capacity is diminished. Because the data is mirrored, the capacity of the logical drive when assigned RAID level-1 is 50% of the array capacity.
RAID level-1 requires two physical drives.


http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...y0_craid1.html




However you actually suggested something really double at my level of technical skills so i am confident i will be able to do these task on my own so let me try what you have suggested and get back to you with results



BTW: today i was able to install The OS with Raid 1 but then i was doing Fail test and Raid was not rebuilding so i deleted the raid 1 and then re created it and then i tried to install OS when i got this issue and since then i am stuck



Thank you very very much
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22 Oct 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Every report we've gotten here is of RAID failure, never a single success. (Still waiting.)

Let us know how it goes. You can't go wrong with an SSD following these same steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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22 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Thanks will Do and report back Thanks
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22 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Every report we've gotten here is of RAID failure, never a single success. (Still waiting.)

Let us know how it goes. You can't go wrong with an SSD following these same steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hello gregrocker

You rock my issue resolved i worked on it since 8 am till now and i was able to get Raid 1 with 2 SSD and install OS

You helped big time

Thanks
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22 Oct 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Glad to hear it worked for you!

Please let us know how the RAID works out, particularly if you can compare it to a single SSD performance.
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