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b_ramos
Journeyman III

Hello All,

I have an MSI 990FXA-GB80 MoBo.  I just installed two Crucial 500gig SSD's into my case and SATA3 to my MoBo.  My previous SSD, a Mushkin, got corrupted and died and I lost my recent data.  SO, I decided I would do RAID 1 this time with the two Crucial SSD's.  I have 16 gig of RAM.  My processor is an AMD Phenom II X6 1075T.  I also have a fresh Win 10 CD.  My previous Windows was Win7 with a free upgrade to WIn10.   I setup the RAID 1 in the MSI BIOS.  Put in the Win 10 CD.  And installed Windows.  Everything went smoothly.  Win10 was loaded on DISC 0. BUT.  And isn't there always a But?

Did Windows actually install on BOTH of my SSD's?  If not, do I have to install Windows on each  SSD individually?  The reason I ask is simple.  I have an 320 gig HDD I wanted to use as a media storage device in this same machine.  So after I got everything installed, I went into Control Panel and selected Storage Spaces to create that storage device.  AND, it shows my other Crucial SSD DISC 1 AND the Seagate HDD as DISC2  as un-formatted and available for storage.  Both are showing connected via RAID.  DISC 1 is showing 465GIG capacity and it is a 500 GIG drive.  So that 35 GIG's is WIN10?

Thanks, Bruce

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goodplay
MVP

Re: Hello All,

Probably not, have a read of https://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/

Ryzen 5 5600x, B550 aorus pro ac, Hyper 212 black, 2 x 16gb F4-3200c16d kit, Aorus nvme gen4 1tb, Nitro+RX6900XT, RM850.
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b_ramos
Journeyman III

Re: Hello All,

Ok.  So....  Unplug all of my drives and load Windows on each drive individually?  Then plug them back in and setup my HDD for storage?  Bruce

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goodplay
MVP

Re: Hello All,

Can't help you with that, not done raid myself.

Ryzen 5 5600x, B550 aorus pro ac, Hyper 212 black, 2 x 16gb F4-3200c16d kit, Aorus nvme gen4 1tb, Nitro+RX6900XT, RM850.
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jr88
Journeyman III

Re: Hello All,

I don't think so...I would do a clean install anyways and bootable USB pen drive.

Should Upgrade to Ryzen...got Flagship Ryzen 2600x Working on over...It is Awesome.

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b_ramos
Journeyman III

Re: Hello All,

Thanks.  I don't think the RyZen would fit my MoBo.  BUT, I am thinking of building another system later next year around a RyZen CPU.  B. 

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jr88
Journeyman III

Re: Hello All,

Well it's Worth the upgrade...I've had literally Everything in the past. And it's much better than Bulldozer. It's very Modern Performance wise, and the threaded stuff that seems to be the rave now. 

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Re: Hello All,

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Thanks.  I don't think the RyZen would fit my MoBo.  BUT, I am thinking of building another system later next year around a RyZen CPU.  B. 

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mack0y
Elite

Re: Hello All,

What you need to do is:

  1. Download the latest AMD RAID driver (SATA RAID only) from 990FX Drivers & Support | AMD and store it on a USB drive
  2. Download this MSI RAID User guide http://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/AMD_RAID_Manual.zip
  3. Change the SATA mode in BIOS settings to RAID from AHCI or IDE
  4. Follow the instructions in the RAID User guide.  Since you want a bootable RAID, make sure you follow the instructions on page 8 and ignore page 9.
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b_ramos
Journeyman III

Re: Hello All,

Aha, thanks Mackoy.  I did go to MSI's page and did not find new raid drivers there.  So I guess I was looking in the wrong spot.  I am downloading the drivers now from that other site.  I already down loaded the manual from MSI's site on how to do the RAID.  B. 

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Hello All,

b.ramos wrote:

I have an MSI 990FXA-GB80 MoBo. I just installed two Crucial 500gig SSD's into my case and SATA3 to my MoBo. My previous SSD, a Mushkin, got corrupted and died and I lost my recent data. SO, I decided I would do RAID 1 this time with the two Crucial SSD's. I have 16 gig of RAM. My processor is an AMD Phenom II X6 1075T. I also have a fresh Win 10 CD. My previous Windows was Win7 with a free upgrade to WIn10. I setup the RAID 1 in the MSI BIOS. Put in the Win 10 CD. And installed Windows. Everything went smoothly. Win10 was loaded on DISC 0. BUT. And isn't there always a But?

Did Windows actually install on BOTH of my SSD's? If not, do I have to install Windtows on each SSD individually? The reason I ask is simple. I have an 320 gig HDD I wanted to use as a media storage device in this same machine. So after I got everything installed, I went into Control Panel and selected Storage Spaces to create that storage device. AND, it shows my other Crucial SSD DISC 1 AND the Seagate HDD as DISC2 as un-formatted and available for storage. Both are showing connected via RAID. DISC 1 is showing 465GIG capacity and it is a 500 GIG drive. So that 35 GIG's is WIN10?

Thanks, Bruce

Forget RAID and go buy a couple of cheap USB disks, use them to backup files and then if your primary disk chokes the backups are there

Two backups are safer as if one is magled the other is a standby

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