Attempting Raid in Win 7

  BobG65 19:41 16 Jun 2010


I have just finished a build of new rig.
I installed Win 7 on a single WD 250gb Sata drive, all went very well. But, I then added 2 x WD 500gb Sata drives that I want to set up as a RAID 1 array. The raid controller is built into the MB (Asus M4A87TD EVO).

I have tried:- Setting the drives to RAID in bios, Win 7 would not start. I ran disk manager and set the disks as active. Both are reported in disk manager but do not appear in either Win 7 explorer or ASUS raid expert (a utillity on the MB CD rom)

Can anyone give me a clue as to what to try next.

Many thanks Bob Gray

  BobG65 11:04 17 Jun 2010

Thanks for the response. There was some logic to my wish for a 500gb raid array as I edit video and need that sort of space for render and clip files. I am beginning to think I should have installed the 500gb drives when installing win 7 but I will dig further.

Thanks for the info.


  BobG65 19:02 17 Jun 2010


Many thanks, I'll try that and let you know.

  BobG65 23:20 21 Jun 2010


I have done it all in Win 7. I took your advice and deleted both drives, I was then given the option (right clicked on one drive) of setting them up as a Stripped, Mirrored or RAID 5 configuration. I expect there is a performance hit by going the s/w route but it works.

Many thanks for your help.


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