Had exactly the same problem. I bought the Asus P8Z68-V motherboard. The solution was to update the BIOS to the latest version from the Asus website. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_PRO/#. The current latest one is version 0501. You can waste a lot of time reinstalling windows and fiddling with settings and get nowhere without this bios. Flash the new bios and you'll see "normal" when you boot up instead of "disabled" + a freeze.
Mine is exactly the opposite. If I go into the Intel RAID BIOS screen, I have no way to reference the SSD drive at all, even though it is listed as a RAID0 volume in the Volumes list, and marked as a caching disk in the bottom portion of the screen. If I select "Delete RAID Volume" the only volume it lists as an option to delete is my RAID1 volume. And if I go into the acceleration options, it says there are no accelerated volumes.
Maybe tonight I'll try and get screenshots (although I'm not sure how to do that for BIOS screens) to show you guys what I mean.
Having same problem as you guys. So Frustrating. I have a P8Z68 board so I hope the issue isn't the 3.0 or 6.0 ports as there are no 2.0 ports on this board.
I got it all setup finally but when I reboot I got the no boot error. Then I followed the instructions for clearing the acceleration as posted before..but it still didn't boot.
In process of reinstalling Windows right now. This time I will update my bios, then get 1027 version of IRST and see what happens. Grrrr.
So I reinstalled Windows..updated the Bios, got the latest 10.5 1027 and same thing..once I reboot I can't load OS again. It always shows the raid array as "Bootable" no"
Anyone solved this yet.. The guy at the store talked me into this SSD caching stuff and it doesn't even work...very frustrating?!!?
Well I did that and it still won't boot after enabling caching. It says normal but it says bootable>no.
What ports are you using? I had my drives int he Intel 6GB ports..I just moved them to the 3 Gb ports to try that.
I am also leaving my SSD unhooked until windows is installed. Read other places how sometimes windows is stupid and puts boot files on both drives thus when you enable caching it wont work (though this seems odd to me)
Guys sorry for the multiple posts, no way to edit.
So I just completed like my 5th install, this time it worked. I only did a couple things different as stated above..so not sure which was the culprit.
I am using a P8Z68-V Pro board FYI.
Changes I made:
I moved my HDD and SSD to the Blue 3.0 Ports instead of the Gray 6.0 ports. The manual says either the gray or the blue should work..but I thought it was worth a try.
Secondly when I first booted up my system (to fresh install windows) I formatted my drive with the windows install format/partition thing, then I removed my SSD (unplugged it).
I then installed Windows..once Windows was fully installed I did the normal stuff, Installed all my Motherboard drivers, installed ISRT.
Oh and another FYI, I did NOT use the Intel link for version 1027, I used the link on the Asus site which was 1026. It works so we know that the version isn't the problem.
Anyways, all works fine now (knock on wood)
Hope this helps someone else.
Hi, i had the same problem with intel DZ68DB board,
i solved it by:
1. disconnect ssd from the motherboard.
2. configure sata as raid in bios.
3. install windows 7 64 bit + drivers.
4. install intel RST 10.5
5. connect ssd to the motherboard.
6. configure the ssd in the intel RST.
everything works just fine.
i have 2 tb hard disk WD 6gb.
intel ssd 40 gb.
i connected both of them to the 6gb sata connectors.
I'm using Crucial 6GBs 64GB SSD / 1TB WDC Black 6GBs on Gigabyte UD5-B3...each drive is plugged in to SATA 3.0 ports. I can't get it to work (with all the newest everything) specifically when I clear CMOS during overclock testing...OR after a hard reset. SSD is unplugged for now...and I'm lurking this thread until someone posts something useful or I decide to test further. 5x Windows installs has be a bit gun-shy at this point.
did you try this sata setup that worked for my gigabyte board:
HDD in sata3_0
SDD in sata2_2
it's far from ideal, since the SDD is on a sata2 port. but it's the only thing that worked for me (i had a raid1 array on sata3_0 and sata3_1). but i recall some other guy getting his system working with the above hookups.
hopefully a future BIOS upgrade will let the cache drive be on sata3_0 or sata3_1, but i didn't work for me