2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2013 12:00 PM by tuvixcrc

    DH77EB - Unable to get RAID to work

    tuvixcrc

      I have installed Windows 7 Home Premium with 2 500G hard drives and wanted to setup a RAID 1 configuration.  When I change the option in the BIOS to RAID, the OS does not boot and it goes straight back to POST.  I have uninstalled RST and reinstalled with no success.  Here is some of my system information:

       

      Board

      Manufacturer Intel Corporation

      Product Name DH77EB

      Version AAG39073-305

      Serial Number BQEB33300089

      BIOS Version EBH7710H.86A.0101.2013.0516.1649

      BIOS ROM Size 8192 KB

      BIOS Release Date 5/16/2013


      Processor

      Manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation

      Processor Name Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz

      Processor Speed 3.4 GHz

      Stepping 9

      Form Factor Socket LGA1155

      Hyper-Threading Technology Status Disabled/Unsupported


      Memory

      Error Correction None

      Maximum System Memory 32 GB

      Memory Slots 4

      Socket Designation DIMM3

      Current Memory Type DDR3

      Installed Size 4096 MB

      Memory Speed 1333 MHz


      Socket Designation DIMM1

      Current Memory Type DDR3

      Installed Size 4096 MB

      Memory Speed 1333 MHz

      Socket Designation DIMM4

      Current Memory Type DDR3

      Installed Size 4096 MB

      Memory Speed 1333 MHz

      Socket Designation DIMM2

      Current Memory Type DDR3

      Installed Size 4096 MB

      Memory Speed 1333 MHz

       

      Onboard Devices

      Device Type Video

      Device Description Intel(R) HD Graphics Device

      Device Status Enabled

      Device Type Ethernet

      Device Description Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Device

      Device Status Enabled

      Device Type Sound

      Device Description Realtek High Definition Audio Device

      Device Status Enabled

      Hard Drive

      Model ST3500413AS

      Max. Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA/133)

      Active Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA/100)

      S.M.A.R.T. Status Enabled

      Size 465 GB


      Model WDC WD5002AALX-00J37A0

      Max. Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA/133)

      Active Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA/100)

      S.M.A.R.T. Status Enabled

       

      What do I need to do in order to get the RAID function working?

        • 1. Re: DH77EB - Unable to get RAID to work
          sylvia_intel

          Hello Tuvixcrc, this behavior could be related to the SATA mode chosen when the operating system was installed on your computer.

          The SATA mode on BIOS have 3 settings, IDE, AHCI and RAID. If the OS was installed on AHCI mode, and then you changed it to RAID,  the OS is not going to find the appropriate path in order to boot up.

           

          In order to find out if that is the issue you would need to access BIOS and change the SATA mode to AHCI or IDE and try to boot to Windows.

           

          If you change the SATA mode to RAID, you would need to change it before the installation of the operating system.

          At this point, if you change the setting, you would need to do a clean installation of the OS.

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          • 2. Re: DH77EB - Unable to get RAID to work
            tuvixcrc

            Dear sylvia_intel:

             

            Thank you so much!  I did install the OS as AHCI and did not change it in the BIOS to RAID before installing the OS.

             

            I really appreciate your answer.  This was my first time doing a complete build on my own and did not know to access the BIOS and change this setting before installing the OS.

             

            Thank you again!

             

            Regards,

            tuvixcrc