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    Question [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    Hello,

    Currently I have two SATA drives running in the system, but I would like to replace my data drive with two new 2TB drives in RAID-0 Configuration.

    However, if I change the bios settings from AHCI to Raid, the system gives me blue screen upon boot.

    I tried moving the SATA connector of my System drive to another port (from ports 0-1 to ports 2-5) but it didn't help.

    Can anyone help? I already installed the latest Intel RST drivers and it should be recognizing the RAID settings - but it doesn't work.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    You need to make this setting before you install windows. If you try to switch after windows is installed you will get the bsod like you are.

    You will need to make these changes. Set every thing to its default setting. (the way you installed windows). Make these registry changes, Then install the drivers and then reboot.

    Enable switching between all IDE/AHCI/RAID modes by changing "Start" Values in these keys to 0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Msahci\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Pciide\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStorV\Start

    This is for only windows vista/7

    Suggested you stick all your drives on the intel controller. Make sure you boot OS drive is on the SataII_0 port followed by the other drives and then your cd/dvd drive on the last sataII_5 port.
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    Default Re: [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    Thank you! That did the trick!

    Now, for another question:

    When I run SIW (a great program by the way) - it reports that the memory's maximum capacity is 4096 MB. and that's a wrong value reported by BIOS. In actuality, I have 8GB of memory.

    Is there a way to purge the bios DMI data so it will "see" the correct amount? Windows 7 does see 8GB, but I am worried that the bios incorrect value may impact on performance or stability.

    I am using the latest Bios version for this Motherboard (F3B).

    thanks!

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    Default Re: [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    What does windows itself report, computer properties, and task manager(performance tab)?

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    Default Re: [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    Windows itself reports the correct amount of memory. in all the places you mentioned.

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    Default Re: [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    Then maybe this software is not so great.

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    Default Re: [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    Glad to hear that worked out for you.

    As long as the bios shows all 8 gigs and you have windows 64 bit and windows shows 8 gigs installed and usable. Then its a software problem.
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    Default Re: [Question] Raid0 on X48-DS4 running win7 64 bit

    This has GOT to be the most elegant and complete response to this issue that I have seen anywhere on the web so far. Thanks so much for posting it. I am about to try it on an ASUS P8 Z68-V Pro with an Intel Core i5 2500K CPU running (stock) at 3.3 GHz with Windows 7 32 bit installed and _currently_ with SATA in AHCI mode (wanting to switch to RAID 1). The two drives that I want to RAID are 2TB Hitachis that claim to be 6 Gb/s capable and I have them on Intel 6 Gb/s connectors using 6 Gb/s cables.

    If you see ANYTHING that might argue against trying it, please let me know.


    Cheers!




    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    You need to make this setting before you install windows. If you try to switch after windows is installed you will get the bsod like you are.

    You will need to make these changes. Set every thing to its default setting. (the way you installed windows). Make these registry changes, Then install the drivers and then reboot.

    Enable switching between all IDE/AHCI/RAID modes by changing "Start" Values in these keys to 0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Msahci\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Pciide\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStorV\Start

    This is for only windows vista/7

    Suggested you stick all your drives on the intel controller. Make sure you boot OS drive is on the SataII_0 port followed by the other drives and then your cd/dvd drive on the last sataII_5 port.

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