I have a 240GB m500 SSD with windows installed in AHCI mode, works great no problems. Now I have 4x 500 GB WD hard drives I want to setup a raid 10 on for redundant storage. When I switch to raid in Bios windows starts to load, but black screens and reboots during the loading bar part.
I've tried startup repair, even tried reinstalling windows with bios setting set to raid but no matter what, nothing but bios will recognize the ssd when it is in raid mode. In other words when I try to install windows the bios must be set to IDE or AHCI just to see the SSD. All connected hard drives appear once drivers are installed even if they are not setup in an array but not the SSD.
In bios you have to first choose ahci or raid for the first four ports. I want RAID. When raid is chosen, the only options for ports 5 and 6 are RAID or IDE. I don't want IDE because of the performance hit.
I do have another onboard controller and 2 more separate pci express sata controllers. None support raid and all 3 of those options are substantially slower than the onboard AMD controller.
I want to end up with the ssd boot drive and a raid 10 setup on the AMD controller.
Help please. and thanks in advance!
ASRock 890fx Deluxe4 (amd 6 port sata and marvel 2 port sata)...Phenom 1090T x6 w/ xigmatek push/pull... 2x8 GB Ripjaws...1x 240 GB m500 SSD...8x 500 GB WD green...1x 1.0TB WD green...2x 6870 crossfire (xfx double d and reference)...32" vizio tv for monitor...WAY to much in a rosewill challenger case