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Windows 7: RAID 0 help Shows up fine then disappears (new mobo Asrock Extreme 4

12 Apr 2015   #1

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RAID 0 help Shows up fine then disappears (new mobo Asrock Extreme 4

I recently lost my ASUS P8Z68 Pro Gen 3 and replaced it with a AsRock Z77 Extreme 4. I put all my old components on the new board (2600K w/ H220, 16GB Ripjaws, Corsair Extreme SSD 250 GB w/ Win 7 and two WD 1Tb SATA HDD in RAID 0).

All went well. When I was done the RAID 0 drive was fine but I found out if I shut the computer off and turn it back on the raid drive disappears in windows. If I shut down the computer and hit F2 to go into the bios, the raid drives show up on the on the display for a moment as it is loading before it goes into the bios and then it enters the bios. I exit the bios without saving and the raid 0 drive shows up fine in windows. If I shut the computer off and don't hit F2 the raid drive will not show up. What is happening...I do not even save anything in the BIOS?

The scenario will then repeat. Why is the raid setup not "sticking/saving"?

Thanks for the help.

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12 Apr 2015   #2
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We have seen nothing but problems here with RAID ever since before Win7 was even released. I cannot remember a single good report on RAID but the problems including massive data loss continue. It isn't even Redundant (the first letter of its name) since many lose mirrored data. So why not install normally to one hard drive and use the secondary as a scheduled backup drive for file and image backup?

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