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    Default Requesting assistence from a computer professional.

    This is exactly how this problem started:

    I built my own PC, and this motherboard is a Z68 chip set. I realized later that it has the option of using a solid state drive as a caching device. So I went the BIOS to set that up. I had to change the file type from AHCI to RAID, which of course I would lose the data on my drives. But for some reason when I switched it to RAID, the raid controller would set the HDD and the SSD I had into RAID 0 mode by default, so I had to undo that so I could install the OS on the HDD, and then setup Intel Smart storage after I installed the OS and set the SSD as the caching device.

    The problem is after I separated the drives from RAID 0 mode, windows no longer can see my HDD when I go in to install the OS on it. It only sees the SSD. I tried changing the BIOS settings back to default settings and the file type back to AHCI and windows still cannot see the HDD during the install setup. Both the BIOS and the RAID controller see my HDD.

    I understand this is a new technology and some people might not be familiar with this.

    The OS is Windows 7 professional 64 bit.

    The HDD that is giving me problems is a Samsung 1TB, 32MB cache.

    If any other info is needed to help troubleshoot this, I can post it.

    Is this HDD bad? Or is there something I can do to fix this? I am hoping I don't have to replace this, because its out of warranty with the retailer, and no telling how long it would take to get a new one from Samsung.

    Is this hard drive anti-White?

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    Default Re: Requesting assistence from a computer professional.

    Just taking a stab at it as I haven't configured an array in 7 but, did the OS install ask if you had any 3rd party RAID drivers to install during the initial file copy of the set up files?
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    Default Re: Requesting assistence from a computer professional.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Smith View Post
    Just taking a stab at it as I haven't configured an array in 7 but, did the OS install ask if you had any 3rd party RAID drivers to install during the initial file copy of the set up files?
    It didn't, from what I understand Windows 7 already comes with the proper drivers. If you boot windows 7 up in RAID mode prior to installation , it automatically installs the drivers for it that are on the disk. I am not sure what this has to do with not being able to see my HDD though. I also tried it in AHCI mode, and even IDE with just the HDD plugged in, just to see if it would recognize it in another configuration.

    I think I'm just gonna buy another HDD, because I plugged it into my old PC and it couldn't read it either. I am surprised doing something as simple as separating them from RAID can make a HDD go bad, its almost unheard of, and it was practically a brand new one.

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