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Windows 7: Trying to install Windows 7 on 2x Samsung 850 Evo's in Raid or Array.

25 Jan 2016   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would`ve just bought the 950, the speeds are way better then the 850, if the PC can handle it.

SSD 950 PRO NVMe 512GB

SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW - Newegg.com

SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P512BW - Newegg.com


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25 Jan 2016   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I don't know what's up with having 2 small m.2's verses 1 large one in either series :/
Seems all you accomplished was complicating matters ?
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25 Jan 2016   #23
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

He has 2 500GB (465GB) 850 Evo`s, as far as I know that`s as big as they come.

Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD Review | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews

Like Steve, I`m holding out for the 950, who knows when or why

SSD 950 PRO NVMe 512GB
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26 Jan 2016   #24
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Not according to the screen shots here m.2's are 250gbs
Trying to install Windows 7 on 2x Samsung 850 Evo's in Raid or Array.
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26 Jan 2016   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You are correct Mike, as always

I was looking at his DM shot, thinking it was Disk 1
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26 Jan 2016   #26
JelloBoy

64 Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea I don't know what's up with having 2 small m.2's verses 1 large one in either series :/
Seems all you accomplished was complicating matters ?
Hahaha Yeah but in good REASON!!!!!!!! I want a Raid0 2x SSD thats why I bought it..I should have maybe just bought 1 and raid0 a bigger SSD, woulda been easier but hindsight is 20/20 and I probably would have ran into same problems? Who knows.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
He has 2 500GB (465GB) 850 Evo`s, as far as I know that`s as big as they come.

Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD Review | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews

Like Steve, I`m holding out for the 950, who knows when or why

SSD 950 PRO NVMe 512GB
Naw just a 1TB normal HD, and two 250's that I joined together

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Not according to the screen shots here m.2's are 250gbs
Trying to install Windows 7 on 2x Samsung 850 Evo's in Raid or Array.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You are correct Mike, as always

I was looking at his DM shot, thinking it was Disk 1



Well heres the update. I have now just 1 850 Evo SSD running my OS/Programs. It is now my main Drive C://. I cloned it from my 1TB Drive using Macrium, worked like a charm. I had to dissemble/delete my Raid0 Array. I did this to see if it would actually load/boot OS, if it did then I know its working properly and I have the right drivers for them. However while doing this pointed out some main problems to why my Raid0 Array didn't work/needs more work.

1. Raid0 Array 2ssds 850 Evo's NEVER showed up in IRST (Intel Rapid Storage Tech) and alerted me (!) that there was a problem with it aka that it couldnt detect it.

2. IRST Detects both my SSDS when NOT RAIDED as individual 238gig Drives.

3. Single 850 Evo SSD Runs OS perfectly when I cloned it non-raided.

4. I cloned my 1TB HD onto my RAID0 2xSSD -which failed to run windows OS, for my reasoning as to why it didnt work would be that my 1TB HD was ofc not RAID which I think makes a difference.

5. When trying to Install OS on Raided 2x 850 Evo SSDS it could not find my OS on CD/USB/DRIVEs and prompted me to install drivers for it. Which makes me think IRST which is my drive controller for Intel products is not recognizing raid drives properly/technology is not on their IRST because I downloaded their latest controller which says it is RAID but I also posted a pic of my Controller which says AHCI so I'm a little confused if that covers everything AHCI and RAID? I don't know. But I need some more info if I'm going to RAID my SSDS again. I want IRST to recognize the raid, until then I think it would fail every time. Unless somehow I get these magical drivers it wants me to find on install which I have no clue to which driver I need to install, would it be the Drivers for a Raid driver or for something else i need on a USB or something I update in my own devices??? Prob some expert level stuff there.

Anyway for now I think I'll stay with this set-up 1TB HD for things I can keep on the back end like Anime or big files, Main SSD for my games/OS. But I now have an extra SSD so I can I guess just clone this SSD and keep it as a perfect backup SSD? Derp

Thanks for help, problem not solved but I would really like to know WHO has a 2x SSD 850 Evo RAID0 Config on my same specs.
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26 Jan 2016   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, it has to be doable, as all these are sold with two 128 GB M.2`s in Raid 0. Along with the 1 TB hard drive.

Seems you just can`t do it with a clone ????

GT80 Titan SLI

I would stick with what you got until you can upgrade to a 950 Pro, put the OS on that and you`re set for a long time.
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26 Jan 2016   #28
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Glad you got it some what going or at least on a single m.2 anyway
Possibly macrium does not or can not write or restore to a raid from a hdd ?

Today's sata's are pretty fast already so i do not see any real reason to raid anything
Just buy larger ssd's for storage

I was thinking you may have bought 1 m.2 earlier than you bought the other ?
500gb m.2 is actually a little cheaper than buying 2-250's
Yep 180.us opposed to 1-250 at 100.us so you could of saved 20.us according to Newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147399
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26 Jan 2016   #29
JelloBoy

64 Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Glad you got it some what going or at least on a single m.2 anyway
Possibly macrium does not or can not write or restore to a raid from a hdd ?

Today's sata's are pretty fast already so i do not see any real reason to raid anything
Just buy larger ssd's for storage

I was thinking you may have bought 1 m.2 earlier than you bought the other ?
500gb m.2 is actually a little cheaper than buying 2-250's
Yep 180.us opposed to 1-250 at 100.us so you could of saved 20.us according to Newegg
SAMSUNG 850 EVO M.2 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal SSD Single Unit Version MZ-N5E500BW - Newegg.com
Both 850's with Shipping and Handling to South Korea cost me $187 so I think I made out pretty well. But again I wanted to Raid cuz my system should be able to do it Np. I'm just missing a key something. Has to be a Driver or an IRST problem. or Both.
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26 Jan 2016   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

From what I've noticed most people raid large data drives to the os drives
I've yet to see anyone raid 2-250gb os drives
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