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Thread: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid




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    Default GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    I have two 1TB hard drives configured as RAID 0. I want to convert the drives to non raid disks. I'd like to test the drives, format them and put Windows 7. How would I go about doing this. I have Win 7 64 bit.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    On Boot-up, after the post screen you'll see a RAID display window showing the raid as active and showing your Member Disk. at that window press CTRL+I or possibly CTRL+R... in there you will see an option to disable/delete your raid configuration. there are only 4 options, and once in there its pretty clear.

    then on Re-boot you will see the RAID option load up but you will see no RAID configured and two non-member disks. now you have 2 individual disks.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.

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    Storage = 2TB WD Black
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    PSU = Corsair TX750
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    Since I have to use chkdsk often about 2x a week... I believe I have lots of bad sectors. Should I use Seagates SeaTools long test? it failed the short test, but Im not sure if thats because its still in raid 0...


    I just want to make sure i do things in the right order... :) Any help is much appreciated.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    if you have another system, I'd take both drives out and test them individually again with Seatools. start with the short test, if it fails then no need to do the long.

    only perform the long if the short passed and you still suspect something is wrong, but a 1TB drive could take 4-8hrs to complete.

    if you don't have a second System, something you can try is download this ISO and burn it to a CD. Ultimate Boot CD - Overview there is a HDD test and Seatools for Dos is on this.

    Go in to your Bios (Del key on boot up), go to "Integrated Peripherals" and change "ICH SATA Control Mode" from RAID to IDE then save and re-boot.

    On bootup press F12 to select the boot options window and boot from the CD and go to the HDD tools and re-run Seatools on each drive as described above.

    if everything is good, then go back to "Integrated Peripherals" in the bios and change "ICH SATA Control Mode" from IDE to RAID and then your system should be good to run. if you still want to run single disks then follow my instructions in Post 2.

    if you have any other questions feel free to ask

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    Both drives passed seatools short test. however now I've got another couple of problems. Now one drive, the master recognizes, the slave isnt recognized. thing is I installed win 7 on both drives but cant figure how to get the slave to show up. it does show up in the bios but it says it has 0mb. The master seems like its flying and going great.

    My other problem is the Seatools dos cd now doesnt boot, it freezes right as its about to pop up on the screen... so I cant test either drive further...

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    you had issues before, i believe you may have found it. if you are set as RAID, then the Raid controller has the drives and they will not appear in the Bios. they should appear in the RAID config CTRL+I... if you are set as IDE, then you should see the drives in the Bios.

    at that point what I would do if possible is to test it in a second PC. if you have a second PC but don't have the means to connect the HDD to it, this is the best option; Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2 - Newegg.com

    I'd go from there.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    Baby steps :) switched to ide and now the bios sees both drives, yet in windows its still just the 1 master drive...

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    Ok found the fix.

    Needed to download the the driver from micron sata controller driver from ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/SATA_Controller/Windows/

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    Thank you very very much for helping me with the last 2 problems, would have never figured it out otherwise!

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 - Convert Raid0 to non raid

    Glad you got it sorted out.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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