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Setting up Raid 0 under Win7-HP-64



I want to setup a Raid 0 array on my computer but can not find a simple set of steps to follow to make this happen. It appears that there are no drivers for Win7-64 for the controller (ICH9R). I do not want to rebuild my machine but I will if there is no other way. When I set the bios to Raid, created the raid volume and rebooted the system crashed hard! Any advice would be appreciated.

Machine Specs are as follows:


Disk0 is WD400

Disk2 is WD500 (Black Cavair)

Disk4 is WD500 (Black Cavair)

Disk2&4 will be Raid 0 volume

Base processor

Core 2 Quad Q6600 (K) 2.4 GHz (95W)
  • 1066 MHz front side bus
  • Socket 775
ChipsetIntel G33 ExpressMotherboard
  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: IPIBL-LA
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Berkeley-GL8E
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I have the same mobo and have been able to create a RAID 0 array under Win 7 64 bit. I did so by installing Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers / application version 9.5. I created the RAID 0 volume from within Windows by using the Intel application. If you create the volume this way you do not need to create it through the bios. You should have the SATA controller set to AHCI or RAID type.

I would note I cannot currently locate version 9.5 of RST on Intel's site and instead had to grab it from (see this thread -> /thread/9203;jsessionid=642155A282CD401B80BD235FBE73D6AC.node5COMS;jsessionid=642155A282CD401B80BD235FBE73D6AC.node5COMS)