Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have an nForce 430 board and I want to use it's RAID 5 support with Windows 7. I can't make heads or tails about whether the latest 2011 drivers from nVidia will let me set this up. Some pages say yes and others say no.

Does anyone actually have this setup or can definitively say?

share|improve this question

I have 3 2TB drives in a RAID 5 configuration with a separate Boot drive running windows 7 64bit. The array works fine giving me 4Tb usable. My boot drive is a 300 Gb, split into 3 partitions for multi boot operation. The RAID drive is also recognized by Windows 8 x64 and I have had at one point Vista x64, Windows 7 x32 and Server 2003 accessing the RAID. The problem is that under many operating systems the mediashield utility does not load or work. You can specify rebuild in BIOS, but there is no way of monitoring the rebuild process without the utility, so it may or may not be rebuilding. Since it may take many days to actually rebuild, it would be nice to be able to monitor the process.
I have had the configuration for about 30 months. Make sure that you do NOT let windows update install updates automatically or else the system will reboot and your progress will be lost.

ps: windows 7 x32 and x64 and Windows 8 x64 recognize the array and load the appropriate drivers off the O/S DVD. All others require the driver download from nVidia.

share|improve this answer

Here is an example of it working, but there are issues (windows is supported, but there may be some bugs lying around).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.