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Remove Drive From Raid / Change Sata Mode From Raid To Ahci


Remove a drive from raid then change sata mode from raid to ahci, situation: i have 3 physical hdds: 1 ssd and 2 identical mechanical drives. The ssd stores the win 7 x64 pro installation while the mechanical drives, in raid 1, store data. The sata mode is set to raid at the moment. I want to remove a mechanical hard drive, thus, breaking the raid. Using the intel raid manager interface, i think i will still have all the data on the 2 mechanical hard drives.

Then, i will want to change the sata mode to ahci (1) because i will no longer have a raid (2) i want to enable trim for my ssd. Questions: how will changing sata mode to ahci affect my os installation? Should i change the mode before or after i remove a raid member? Will i have to reinstall windows?


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Hangs / Freezes While Transferring Files From Sata Drive To Raid 0

Windows 7 hangs/freezes while transferring files from my e drive (sata) to my c drive (raid 0 sata). Every time i try to move a large group of files, the copy process will lock up about 40 seconds in. I can move smaller groups of files, liek 100-200mb or less and everything works fine, but if i try to move a gigabyte or more, the system will freeze.

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Posted On: 2009-12-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Windows 7 64 bit ultimate (installed on single ide drive) does not recognize file system on sata raid pairs set up previously with xp. I recently upgraded to windows 7 64 bit ulitimate using a (single) ide drive. I also have two sata raid pairs on my pc, one mirrored, one striped. I installed drivers (asus m2a-vm_hdmi mobo) that enabled w7 to recognize the drives, but as far as w7 is concerned, they're brand new blank drives that need formatting - and both pairs have data that i do not want to lose.

When i double click a raid drive icon through explorer, w7 tells me i need to format the drives, when i decline, i get a "x: is not accesbile. The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted" error.

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Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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My 2x raptor 10, 000 rpm sata raid 0 drives are being reported at 12. 98 ms avg access time! I built a new system w/ win 7 pro 64 and two 10, 000 rpm raptor sata drives set up as a raid 0 array (c: drive). Everything was up and running before i put my old 240 gb ata133 ide drive (old c: now d:) in to see what utility and progs i could use on a 64 bit sys. Afterwards sys info and active disk manage reports my raid array as disk:1 and the ide as disk:0. Why?

And does it matter? Although the ide reports as a master drive because it's the only drive on the ide bus but that shouldn't matter. I should have mentioned my bios settings: the ide drive isn't even listed for a boot device. (Don't know why. Maybe b/c i'm booting off the sata raid array? This is on an asus m4a78 plus motherboard. ) It always boots to 7 off the array no matter if the ide is in or not. There's no problem w/ operation and all of my drivers, busses and drives are working fine. It's just that my access time on my raid c: boot drive is an average of 12. 98 ms and is being reported as drive 1 instead of drive 0.

The reviewed times for the wd1500 raptor are: full access= 10. 6 ms with read access at: 4. 6 ms and write at: 5. 2 ms. Does this mean win is searching for the ide first before it looks on the array for whatever action? Is this slowing down my access time? Because sandra reports my access time as 12. 98 ms, that's a little slow for a 10, 000 rpm drive. Do you think it's the system is trying the ide first or the raid interface software that's slowing it down or whatny enlightenment would be greatly appreciated!


Posted On: 2010-06-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Now that i know what raid is, i realize i don't need it, and would like to have regular use of my two hard discs. I have the 64-bit windows 7 disc so can simply re-install windows 7 if need be, if that is the answer, but would welcome nice clear advice, please.


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Posted On: 2010-05-16 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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I have a build with 7 ultimate running swimmingly for months with 2 single 1tb 7200 disks and one 128 gb ssd single. Yesterday, i successfully created a raid 0 array of 4x 60 gb ocz ssds in the gigabyte phoenix bios but they are not recognized as a usable array by 7ult. 7ult recognizes them  as an array in devices , everest recognizes them but after booting off the 128gb ssd they are not recognized in 'my computer", are not accessible, and generally are sitting there pretty, but useless.

My idea was to clone the 128 ssd to the array with acronis or paragon and use it as a super fast boot array? Any thoughts. Windows 7 ultimate and raid 0 setup after initial setup. 7 does not recognize raid array.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I've just installed windows 7 64bit on a new pc with a single non raid sata drive and raid 0 set up on 2 sata hdds. My problem is the non raid hdd shows up as the c: drive but the raid drive was not visible in the computer menu. I went into disk management and tried to convert the raid drive from a basic to dynamic drive in order to create a new striped volume, which i assume is necessary for a raid 0 configuration? However, the drive seems to be divided into 2 volumes. 100mb named 'system reserved' (which is now dynamic) and 932 gb unallocated space. I right click the unallocated space to access new striped volume but the option is greyed out.

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Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I've used up 400gb of a 1. 3tb and can't backup all the files (don't have a spare 500gb drive).


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I downloaded the drivers from hp (the pc is a compaq/hp machine) and installed them on the dvd. Still doesn't work. Now what do i do. If i format the drive and start afresh, the upgrade disc won't find my xp system, and may not up grade. Windows claims that my machine is windows 7 ready.


Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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(Another annoyance was that the mirror raid did not show up under my computer, which after installing every driver known to man i found that a drive letter had not been assigned. )


Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Raid 0 On Win 7 64

Q1. I have been considering a raid 0 configuration on my new win 7 pc. My first question is: is it worth the trouble to do this? Will i see a measurable difference on performance? 

Note: i have always wanted to try raid 0 for performance improvement but did not due to increased data risk. I have a whs doing nightly backups, so i am more willing to take the risk. But, this is my main pc and i don't have time for a nightmare.

Here is what i have:
Os name microsoft windows 7 professional
System type x64-based pc
Processor intel(r) core(tm) i7 cpu 860  @ 2. 80ghz, 2800 mhz, 4 core(s), 8 logical processor(s)
Bios version/date intel corp. Kgibx10j. 86a. 4507. 2010. 0105. 1706, 1/5/2010

Installed physical memory (ram) 8. 00 gb
Mother board: dp55wg
Chipset: intel® p55 express chipset
Bios supports and is already set to: raid
Hard drive: (i have 2 of these drives, one not installed yet)

 #Model               wdc wd10eads-00l5b1
 Max. Transfer mode   udma 6 (ata/133)
Size                 931. 51 gb

Per intel web site: - intel raid migration technology: seamless migration from a single hard drive to a raid 0 or raid 1 dual hard drive array without requiring os reinstallation.

Q2: if it is worth the trouble, can anyone suggest path to do this? I see a lot of conflicting information on what needs to be done. With win7 and bios already configured to raid, do i really need to do anything? On os side, do i use intel sw (i have not found for win7 64) or ms iscsi or other? Easy next steps recommendation from anyone? 


Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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If i were to install a second drive that was identical to my primary current drive and used the raid 0 configuration utility in my bios, would the conversion to raid 0 split the data on my current drive to the second drive or would it format both drives causing me to lose everything? Does anyone have any practical experience with this? I really don't want to lose all of the progress in my games and have to reload everything else.

Posted On: 2010-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Raid 0 Scoring Only 5.9

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It has been awhile since i built my last system. I am kinda wondering if there is some new storage tech. That i haven't read about.

 I would like to have at least a 7. 0 rating on my primary hard disk. I have been unable to find information relating to my problem on the microsoft sites. My mobo does not support sata 6gb/s.
Will the raid 5 with 4 drives do what i am trying to achieve? 
 


Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Ps this is hardware raid not software


Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Youtube - sony z post time with raid shown and hidden. This behavior started after i recreated the raid volume. It only occurs when i configure the drives in raid 0. When i configure them as non-raid disks, but still use the raid driver, the boot times are normal. Also, ubuntu doesn't have this problem. Here is what i've done:booted from safe mode deleted and recreated the raid volume used the most up to date drivers, applied all updates does anybody have and idea why this is happening?  


Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Raid Configuration Failed

Raid configuration (which is something that is recommended by microsoft) failed>>>> be carefeul - they hung up the phone on him b/c it was after business hours.

We had a redundant hard drive on my husbands computer so we could make sure we didn't loose any files on our computers. Well, within our home network we could not see each others computers which happened just recently and so we decided to do a system restore. My computer has windows 7 and my husbands does too. My system restore performed flawlessly . My husbands. Not so much - he cant even boot his computer let alone get to safe mode. We had been on the phone with microsoft for 3 hours, and i guess they wanted to send us to a different department - well they hung up on him and closed! I personally work for a customer service department and we try our hardest to get things done for our customers.

If there is a problem where we know we cannot fix before our "shift" is over, we make sure we transfer the situation to someone like a manager/expert to make sure the customer gets taken care of. Thats what customer service is all about. I am severely disappointed. By the way, the system restore erased both hard drives in the computer and now we have none of our files or programs.


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Window finds these and seems to installs the drivers. First time i did this it windows did not find any of the drives at all, i repeated the process and it then found the raid and the separate drive but then it would not install on to the separate drive giving an error message saying it was not a correct drive and windows would not could not install on to it. Any idea anyone?


Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Windows 7 tells me to update ite it8212 ata raid controller, but vista says it's the latest. The driver is 1. 7. 2. 7 dated 11/05. In cmos the sata drive is configured as an ide, the only way it will work. I read all the info in this forum i could find, deleted a virtual drive that seemed to plague others, but to no avail.

I've seen this problem all over the internet and even found a guy who solved it, but he had a different bios and i have been unable to get my hands on the seemingly mythical 1. 7. 2. 9 { http://www.Windowsdailynews.com/2010/01/25/successfully-upgrading-your-raid-drivers-in-windows-7/} is the link to this enterprising person's tale of terror, and frankly i'm not sure i could pull it off.
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Is my bios outdated? Is my controller card outdated? I had windows 7 on the recently deceased drive, but it was pata. Hmmm. Anyhow, i will check for an answer next week when i return.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Can i expand a raid 5 array that has windows 7 on it? I am building a pc with a raid 5 array that will initially have 3/4 disks. The pc will be running windows 7 (probably home premium 64-bit).
What i want to know is can i expand the raid array that will have the system partition on without reinstalling the os. I may be wanting to do two things and i would like to know how to do them if possible, and without paying for a third party piece of software to do it.

The first is to add extra disks to the array and then expand the array and system partition to use it. Would this work and how is it done? The second is to add larger disks to the array? Again, would this work and how would it be done? I realize i would have to upgrade all the disks to make use of the extra capacity, but can i then expand the system partition into the extra space?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .