8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2014 11:47 PM by Morrissey Smith

    windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as part of the IRST RAID?

    Morrissey Smith

      Is this correct:

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      i mean i reinstalled windows 7 today (clean install) and when i installed IRST it took the windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as volume_0000 and my SSD as volume_0001.

       

      And im asking this cause in other ocassions it doesn't and the array finish like this:

      (dont mind the numbers the next image is taken from a different PC, i only want to show that there is only 1 volume here not 2).

      intel-srt-cpanel-10382027.jpg

       

      Which is the correct scenary?

        • 3. Re: windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as part of the IRST RAID?
          kevin_intel

          Hi Morrissey,

           

          I am sorry to hear you are having problems but let me help you.

           

          I have been testing a DZ87KLT-75K with a very similar configuration than yours but every time I see Status it shows two Volumes under the array.

           

          I would like to verify more information from your system and for me to do that; can you please post the System configuration from the IRST?

           

          You can get this report by going to Help under the IRST and then select System Report. You can save it and then copy and paste the information here. If possible try to have both scenarios and post the system report for both.

           

          Another good information that can be useful for me is a clear image of the Disk management so I can see the partitions may exist.

          • 4. Re: windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as part of the IRST RAID?
            Morrissey Smith

            System Report

             

            System Information

            OS name:  Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

            OS version:  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601

            System manufacturer:  System manufacturer

            System model:  System Product Name

            Processor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9 3.501  GHz

            BIOS:  American Megatrends Inc., 3603

             

            Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

            Kit installed:  11.2.0.1006

            User interface version:  11.2.0.1006

            Language:  English (United States)

            Intel RAID controller:  Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

            Number of SATA ports:  5

            RAID option ROM version:  11.2.0.1527

            Driver version:  11.2.0.1006

            ISDI version:  11.2.0.1006

             

            Hardware Information

            Name:  Array_0000   

            Size:  60 GB

            Available space:  0 GB

            Disk data cache:  Enabled

            Number of volumes:  2

            Volume member:  Volume_0000

            Volume member:  Volume_0001

            Number of disks:  1

            Array disk:  S0XXNYAC312283

             

            Name:  Volume_0000

            Status:  Normal

            Type:  RAID 0

            Usage:  Data volume

            Size:  0 GB

            Data stripe size:  128 KB

            Write-back cache:  Disabled

            Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

            Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

            Parent array:  Array_0000   

            Number of disks:  1

            Array disk:  S0XXNYAC312283

             

            Name:  Volume_0001

            Status:  Normal

            Type:  RAID 0

            Usage:  Cache volume

            Size:  60 GB

            Data stripe size:  128 KB

            Write-back cache:  Disabled

            Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

            Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

            Parent array:  Array_0000   

            Number of disks:  1

            Array disk:  S0XXNYAC312283

             

            Disk on port 0

            Port location:  Internal

            Status:  Normal

            Type:  Solid-state drive

            Usage:  Cache device

            Size:  60 GB

            Serial number:  S0XXNYAC312283

            Model:  SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series

            Firmware:  CXM03B1Q

            Password protected:  No

            Disk data cache:  Enabled

            Native command queuing:  Yes

            SATA transfer rate:  6 Gb/s

            Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

            Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

             

            Disk on port 1

            Port location:  Internal

            Status:  Normal

            Type:  Hard disk

            Usage:  Accelerated disk

            Acceleration mode: Enhanced

            Size:  932 GB

            Serial number:  9VPCTETX

            Model:  ST31000524AS

            Firmware:  JC4B

            System disk:  Yes

            Password protected:  No

            Disk data cache:  Enabled

            Native command queuing:  Yes

            SATA transfer rate:  6 Gb/s

            Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

            Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

             

            Disk on port 2

            Port location:  Internal

            Status:  Normal

            Type:  Solid-state drive

            Usage:  Unknown

            Size:  0 GB

            Serial number:

            Model:  Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S

            Firmware:  1.03

            System disk:  No

            Password protected:  No

            Disk data cache:  Disabled

            Native command queuing:  No

            SATA transfer rate:  1.5 Gb/s

            Physical sector size:  0 Bytes

            Logical sector size:  0 Bytes

             

            Disk on port 3

            Port location:  Internal

            Status:  Normal

            Type:  Solid-state drive

            Usage:  Unknown

            Size:  0 GB

            Serial number:

            Model:  PIONEER BD-RW   BDR-206D

            Firmware:  1.56

            System disk:  No

            Password protected:  No

            Disk data cache:  Disabled

            Native command queuing:  No

            SATA transfer rate:  1.5 Gb/s

            Physical sector size:  0 Bytes

            Logical sector size:  0 Bytes

             

            Empty port

            Port:  5

            Port location:  Internal

             

             

             

            i dont have more partitions than the one windows 7 creates (100mb)

             

            However my MAIN issue is that i can only use IRST 11.2 im stuck with that verson since ages cause if i install a recent upgrade i get an interface assertion error all the time.

            • 5. Re: windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as part of the IRST RAID?
              kevin_intel

              Hi Morrissey,

               

              Can I have the computer model? The software versions that you can use depends on the chipset you have.

              • 6. Re: windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as part of the IRST RAID?
                Morrissey Smith

                Hi again,

                 

                I don't have any problem i only want to know why sometimes the windows 7 100mb reserved partition forms part of the ISRT array and why others times it doesn't.

                 

                Have an Asus P8Z68 v-pro mobo. I7 3770k processor.

                 

                BTW I still cant use the latest IRST release still have an assertion crash so apparently im gonna be stuck to version 11.2 forever and ever.

                • 7. Re: windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as part of the IRST RAID?
                  kevin_intel

                  The 100mb partition is created automatically by the Operating System and it just a reserved partition necessary for the Operating System.

                  • 8. Re: windows 7 100mb system reserved partition as part of the IRST RAID?
                    Morrissey Smith

                    Thanks Kevin for trying to help but your answer is pretty pretty basic. What's next? the definition of an O.S.?

                     

                    Maybe i'm the one who can't explain the issue...

                     

                    Anyways i found an answer for my question, the BEST scenario is having the main HDD as disk 0 and the SSD for caching as disk1 not the other way.

                     

                    I had them the other way for almost 2 years (nobody tolds you how to correctly setup) so each time i installed windows 7 on disk 1 sometimes it created me the 100mb partition on disk 0 and i've never wanted that and i didn't know that windows 7 installs that partition on the first disk available (for me disk 0 SSD) and that was driving me nuts.

                    That's the reason why the 100mb partition was taking part of the cache array sometimes (first pic), and that affects ofther things.

                     

                    Now i changed the disks order and found my self an answer to my question.

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