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Windows 7: Atapi cd install :???????????

29 Jun 2010   #91

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
It has been a long time since I configured RAID on an Aus board, but this is the way I think it goes:


Once you have Win7 installed, you'll probably want to install the full Intel Rapid Storage suite. That'll give you Intel drivers, and utilities to manage the RAID.

Good luck.
Yep, we have done all that.
Sorry. I wasn't able to clearly get that out of this somewhat incoherent thread. (Offense only slightly intended.)

I've never had any trouble booting from a SATA DVD burner or BluRay drive with my Intel ICH10R SATA controller in AHCI mode. I assumed that the same would apply if the controller was in RAID mode. Is that false? (Not an experiment that I'm willing to try.)

I expect that there might have been a problem if RAID Zero had the BluRay drive connected to one of the extra Silicon Image SATA ports (E1 or E2). I don't know whether it would have been possible to boot from the Windows DVD from one of those ports without drivers. He (she/it) said that there was a problem with all 4 drives off the Intel controller, though. That's unexpected.

This whole business makes me glad that I swore off RAID a while ago. I had a RAID 10 array (four 500 MB Seagate 7200.10 drives), but I found that the annoyance exceeded the performance.

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30 Jun 2010   #92

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

bobkn, thanks for your input and help. Let's hope the OP posts back with everything is working!
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