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I'm having difficulties installing Windows 7 onto my RAID volume using a ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard. I have 2x Samsung 840 SSDs plugged into the 2x black Intel 6gbit sockets.

I've done the following:

  • Updated the motherboard BIOS to the latest version (3602)
  • Ensured that the SATA option in the UEFI BIOS is set to RAID mode (screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/f04VMbn.png)
  • Created a RAID0 volume in the Intel RAID setup (CTRL+I) and ensured it is set to bootable
  • Downloaded the appropriate Intel SATA RAID Drivers and put them on my memory stick with the Windows 7 SP1 install image.

I enter the Windows 7 setup, and it asks me to provide the driver - I provide the driver and it still says that it can't find any drives to install on. If I switch the BIOS to use AHCI mode then I can continue but then I lose my RAID setup.

What am I missing?

Edit: RAID configuration and Installation error message

Edit: Turned out to be a bad installation image. Grabbed a fresh one and it worked fine. Weird.

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I surprised nobody else has provided any help. I am going through a very similar situation and I am watching this posting for ideas. –  ja72 Feb 10 '13 at 1:09
    
Maybe helpful post here: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/… –  ja72 Feb 10 '13 at 1:18

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Did you download the RAID drivers off the ASUS website?
If so, it might be worth trying the ones direct from Intel.

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I've tried both the drivers supplied by ASUS and the latest RST drivers supplied by Intel (specifically downloadcenter.intel.com/… ) . They show as the same device name for the controller, but neither seem to show the RAID volume. –  PhonicUK Jan 27 '13 at 22:50

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