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Does Bitlocker in Windows 10 Pro support RAID 0 drive configuration?

Q: Does Bitlocker in Windows 10 Pro support RAID 0 drive configuration?

My laptop has two SSD drives that run in RAID 0 configuration (so it's hardware RAID, not software RAID, but specifically RAID 0, where data are stored across two drives, not mirrored).

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and ran into some difficulties when I turned on Bitlocker. I was able to get my computer back to functioning, and Bitlocker says that my drive is now fully encrypted, but I have an error message from
Intel, which is how we discovered that my drive is really two drives with RAID 0. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about this. Specifically:

Does Bitlocker in Windows 8.1 Pro support RAID 0 -- should I trust that it's actually fully encrypting my data and won't cause problems going forward, e.g., if I de-encrypt and re-encrypt to change the Bitlocker settings or upgrade my OS?


Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which I haven't done yet but plan to do eventually, result in Bitlocker working better with my RAID 0 configuration (e.g., is RAID 0 newly supported in Windows 10 Pro?)?

I haven't been able to find information about Bitlocker and RAID 0 that is current enough to answer my questions.


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My laptop has two SSD drives that run in RAID 0 configuration (so it's hardware RAID, not software RAID, but specifically RAID 0, where data are stored across two drives, not mirrored).

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and ran into some difficulties when I turned on Bitlocker. I was able to get my computer back to functioning, and Bitlocker says that my drive is now fully encrypted, but I have an error message from
Intel, which is how we discovered that my drive is really two drives with RAID 0. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about this. Specifically:

Does Bitlocker in Windows 8.1 Pro support RAID 0 -- should I trust that it's actually fully encrypting my data and won't cause problems going forward, e.g., if I de-encrypt and re-encrypt to change the Bitlocker settings or upgrade my OS?


Would upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, which I haven't done yet but plan to do eventually, result in Bitlocker working better with my RAID 0 configuration (e.g., is RAID 0 newly supported in Windows 10 Pro?)?

I haven't been able to find information about Bitlocker and RAID 0 that is current enough to answer my questions.


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Which of these MS forums am i most likely to find real bitlocker experts in?

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I've got 2x1TB partition using raid 0 on C: drive which I recently shrunk a little to make a 10GB partition to put "secure" items into. When I try to enable bitlocker encryption on the partition, it gets part of the way through and then my computer dies horribly. It's not a BSOD, the screen is black and windows tells me it can't find its loader.

I reboot a few times and everything is back to normal. Delete the partition, re-create it, format it and try again, same thing.

Bitlocker works ok on my USB keys.

Can anyone give me a clue? I'm wondering if it's the bios throwing a hissy-fit, rather than windows!

A:Bitlocker drive encryption on a raid 0 partition, crashes windows.

Hi Robinson,

Is this a software-based RAID? BITLOCKER is not supported on software-based RAID systems:

BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions

For hardware-based RAID systems, whilst all the Microsoft documentation says that it is supported, many people seem to have no success with it - possibly issues with the controller. Some people report success if adding a 3rd drive apparently:



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could I add an internal non-raid hard disk drive to my computer and leave my 3 other hard disk drives in a raid 5 configuration?
ASUS tech support said that I could add optical DVD/CD drives to my SATA connections on my mobo is that correct? The mobo manual does not indicate that I can so I don't know if I should believe the tech guy or not (unless the information is buried deeply and briefly in the manual - I sure can't find it in the manual). My IDE controller on the mobo seems to be failing so I want to replace my IDE dvd and cd drives with SATA optical drives.

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Hard Drves (3): Seagate HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS
Raid 5 configuration

A:Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

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I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and I am running Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1.

I have been unsuccessful at building a WinPE image that provides BitLocker support. I searched around the internet and found many posts. Eventually, I ended up trying to build it with the various added packages I discovered in the various posts. However, in the end, none worked and this is the message I am getting after booting into my WinPE environment:

manage-bde.exe - Application Error

The instruction at 0xa20afa3b referenced memory at 0x0000013d.
The memory could not be read.

Click on OK to terminate the program

Here are the commands I eventually ended up using to build my WinPE image:


dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-WMI.cab"
dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-FMAPI.cab"
dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-SecureStartup.cab"
dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation ... Read more

A:How to enable BitLocker support (unlock drive) in WinPE 5?

I resolved the issue, but here's how I got to it:

1) I even tried using the 8.0 ADK, but I still got the same error.

2) At one point during my troubleshooting, I stopped just prior to performing the Commit to create the WinPE image. Then I navigated to the <mount directory>\Windows\System32 and ran manage-bde.exe. The result: A Windows error (something to the effect that the program crashed/stopped working).

3) I tried running Notepad.exe and it worked fine.

4) I compared the manage-bde.exe from my mount directory to the one in C:\Windows\System32 using the comp utility and they were identical.

5) I have always been able to run C:\Windows\System32\manage-bde.exe. So I created a "temp" subdirectory in my mount directory and copied C:\Windows\System32\manage-bde.exe. When I tried to run it, I got that error (program crashed/stopped working).

6) Running it from the C:\Windows\System32 directory, however, worked without any issue. This led me to conclude that it required some dependent files in C:\Windows\System32.

7) After a bit more troubleshooting, I discovered that in order for it to run, it needed something in directory C:\Windows\System32\en-US\. I copied that folder I into my "temp" folder on my mount directory and then manage-bde.exe was able to run without any issues.

8) Final solution was to create a subdirectory called "BitLocker" in <mount directory>\Windows\System32, then copy C:\Windows\System32\manage-bde.exe... Read more

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 The windows 10 Pro computer has died, and I would like to put the in my new computer with windows 10 home.   I would like to remove the bit locker password,  so I can reinstall windows 10 pro while keeping my files and apps,  
I'm unable to do this while the drive is encrypted.  How do I remove drive encryption from the drive while I have the drive slaved to a windows 10 home computer? 

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I have a dual Raid 1 configuration with (2) identical 500GB (C and 1TB (D drives. When connecting my (2) external hard drives, one of which needs to be named (F (I have numerous files, folders, icons and programs linked to it), I see that (E and (F are the only two drive letters unavailable for use - presumably because they have been allocated as the invisible/dynamic? drives for (C and (D, respectively. How do I know which one's RAID Mirror is? And can I just rename that drive so the letter becomes available without interrupting/changing/affecting the RAID configuration? Thanks in advance for anyone that can offer insight.

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Hi, I'd like to use bitlocker for data encryption on my G710. Is this possible? Thanks for feedback!Ennchen

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Hello Guys I need the experience of some of you relating to the installation of Windows 7 on a GPT partition.
My Boss  gave me a Dell Precision T5810 workstation, and for all I know it came with a factory configuration with three disks 2TB configured in RAID 5, but without Operating System.
He asked me to install Windows 7 and so I tried it but still did not succeed.  On initial installation I provided the RAID controller driver but after that  I am not allowed to do anything on the disk partition.
What I find is the following partitions:
Disk 1 Part 1 ESP 500M
Disk 1 Part 2 DIAGS 40GB
Disk 1 Part 3 OS 2 GB
Disk 1 Part 4 UNALLOCATED SPACE 3700 gb
As mentioned on any of the four partitions i can't do anything  even eliminate them,  and I get this error:
Windows can not be installed to the this. The selected disk is of the GPT Partions.
Now my doubt is Windows 7 can not be installed on GPT partitions and I have to convert force into MBR?
The Four partitions found in your opinion were created when the RAID 5 was configured? 
If i have to convert to MBR i can delete all the partition in order to installa Windows?
Thanks for the GIOvanni

A:Install Windows 7 on GPT Partition and RAID 5 Configuration

If you used Microsoft's USB DVD Download Tool your installation media is a major.  Microsoft's USB DVD Download Tool formats the USB Flash Drive to NTFS causing the computer to not recognize the UEFI boot files.  With Windows 7 the USB Flash
Drive must be formatted to FAT32 to enable the UEFI boot files to be recognized.
The two following links have information about preparing the USB Flash Drive to enable UEFI booting and UEFI installation:


How to install Windows 7 or 8 from USB using UEFI
Prepare an usb thumb drive, to boot windows 7 or 8 in UEFI mode
 Set the UEFI bat to the UEFI mode for booting.
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Hi , 
I locked my external hard disk (Seagate- 1 TB) on Windows 7 laptop . The encryption was successful but when I later tried unlocking it, Its giving an error. Error
says "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion". Please note that the Password and Recovery Key are correct and I have tried unlocking it
several times but no success.
Upon searching on internet, I came across the below thread which I yet need to try. Pray that it gets unlocked as I have got very important data locked up and the drive
volume is also 80-90% filled. 
Please help me out experts to get my data back.<o:p></o:p>

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Initially I found that BitLocker on the Go supported removable media like flash drives and external drives. Why isn't a CD/DVD supported since it is considered removable media? Will this support be available in future releases?

A:Will BitLocker or BitLocker on the Go ever support CD/DVD encryption?

Bitlocker to Go is not supported on CD/DVD. Your suggestion is valuable, I will forward this information to the appropriate department through our internal channel.
Both the Microsoft Product Team and Development Team will take into consideration all suggestions and feedback for future releases.
Currently, you may need third party software to encrypt CD/DVD.
Best Regards,
 Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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Hi Mr/Ms
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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Hi there
Yesterday my computer was shut down when I returned home.  I may have lost power but I am connected to a UPS that should have kept me safe from any surges.  Turning the computer on, my RAID5 drive (drive letter M) is gone and a mysterious new drive
has appeared, labeled as drive E, also showing as a RAW drive. In disk management, I can see that drive M is its normal size, 11177.94GB.  I am using 4x4TB drives.  Intel Rapid Storage Technologhe shows all four
drives as healthy and functional.  Drive E shows in Disk Management the same as Drive M, and I have no idea how it ended up there and what I should do with it.  My C drive shows up and works normally, where I have my OS and programs installed.
Not sure where to start, but hoping it is just an issue with the MBR?  

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There was a previous thread on this, but none which I found pertaining to Windows 7.

Can anybody point me in the right direction to do this?

Possibly without having to use the Win7 installation CD...

A:Changing hard drives from IDE to SATA With a RAID configuration in Windows 7

Can you supply us with the full scenario please?

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Hello I need yout help to understand why i'm not able to install Windows 7 on my Workstation Precision t5400. I receive this error at the end of the installation "windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware"
I had configured a RAID 1 Array on that workstation and i suspect that the problem is due to that but i'm not sure. Can someone help how to fix it??

Tanks GIovanni

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This is a request that Microsoft add RAID-5 software support for Windows 7.  If the older servers can do it, why can't the new workstations?

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On the Microsoft Forums Someone wrote:
Again, not one single post in thousands I've helped with in forums about RAID that was positive - every single one was either a problem or a disaster.

And if you already knew the answer then why did you ask?
I qualified my opinion as exactly that yet you still reply without even the most basic human decency.

I responded--even though the above was not written to me. This may or may not be of interest to anyone considering RAID 0 and Windows 10--so I thought I'd repost it here as there may be some folks unfamiliar with how to stripe drives in Windows 10 for RAID 0 performance without having to use either an integrated or dedicated RAID controller & without specific RAID drivers as well.

I was searching this evening for info an the AMD SB950 IDE/AHCI/RAID controller support--which atm does not support RAID mode on an EVO SSD. The problem is that I could not setup RAID normally, from inside UEFI, because then my boot drive--the Samsung EVO 850 won't run--even though it is not in the RAID config. So I had to set my UEFI contorller to AHCI (the only mode the EVO will run on through my AMD SB950), but I wanted to setup a couple of my other drives in RAID 0--without changing the UEFI bios setting from AHCI to RAID.

Over the years I've heard a lot of negative stuff about RAID that simply isn't true, so I responded below to the original poster as follows... Again, hope you find it at least slightly informative..... Read more

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Hello everyone, I hope this is the right subforum to ask this question, I googled alot, but none of the solutions I have found work. Perhaps someone might be able to help me here. I have a Sony Vaio with a built in microphone, which works perfectly. I'm running Win 7 Home Premium x64. Now when I first started Windows Speech Recognition it guided me trough the tutorial, everything worked perfect, the mic understood everything. But after the tutorial was finished and I acutally wanted to start using the program I get the following error, and it instantly closes:

Speech Recognition could not start because the language configuration is not supported

The recognizer language must match the language of the user interface. Please change the recognizer language in the Speech Recognition control panel under Advanced Options

One thing I saw in a thread and that I tried was

Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language: Changed Format to English (US)
Changed Location to United States
Changed Keyboard layout to English (US)
Changed System Locale to English (US)

The Speech Recognition Language Control Panel > Ease of Access > Speech Recognition > Advanced speech options:
Changed Language to "Microsoft Speech Recognizer 8.0 for Windows (English - US)"

I tried all this for the UK version too, but it didn't work either. When I try the option "Train Profile" it works perfectly again. Others said that re-installing W... Read more

A:Windows Speech Recognition - Error: language configuration not support

you could try the Repair option, see here:

Repair Install[2]=General Tips

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I have a Raid 10 array on a server. I want to Encrypt the drives on the Raid 10 Array.
Does Bitlocker supports Raid 10 disk Array?

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I have an older Laptop that operates on  Windows 7 Ultimate,I have the Bitlocker Drive Encryption on and encrypted for Drive C:   I now started the process of encrypting my external usb hdd Drive E: which has a long way to go for it's large
size. During the encryption I needed to disconnect it so I paused the encryption like it says to do before removing or changing any files on it. I then plugged my drive into a newer laptop I have that operates on Windows 10,. I was prompted for the Bitlocker
Drive Encryption Password screen like normal just like on my Windows 7 laptop so I enter the password and it was correct and it began the encryption process again. When I finished with what I needed to do on the Windows 10 laptop I paused the encryption again
and disconnected the drive. I am now back on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS and plugged the drive in, Bitlocker Encryption Password Screen comes up again and I entered my password but now for some reason it's saying the password is incorrect?  "But It's
not incorrect",is there a reason why this has happen and a way to fix it? My second issue is that I have the recovery key written down on paper but on the fifth line of the eight lines that makes the recovery key I left out a number,did not write it correctly,
there for I cannot just reset my password using the key and get back to normal again. Any way to find the lost number to the key? As I do have the rest of it written correctly please help tha... Read more

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After rebooting one of our test machines, bitlocker wanted the recovery key.
There were no hardware modifications on that machine.
Error message in event log:
Bootmgr failed to obtain the bitlocker volume master key from the TPM because the PCRs did not match
Event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver
 Each time the machine starts, the recovery key is needed.
Any idea how to solve that issue and why it happens?
Second partition was created manually on that machine. So that's clear that bitlocker reacts...
But now: how can I confirm those changes so that the recovery key is not needed each time we boot?

A:Bitlocker enabled drive, recovery key needed during boot, PCS did not match, event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver

I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
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Can Bitlocker be used to encrypt mirrored disks in a RAID 1 volume?

If so, What happens when one drive fails?
Will I be able to read the other drive?

On another note, would I be able to take that 2nd drive from this computer and put it into another computer and get the files? (assuming I have the password)

Thanks for any help on this issue.

A:Can Bitlocker be used to encrypt mirrored disks in a RAID 1 volume?

Joules, Unfortunately that thread is what I've been posting at since July and unfortunately no one has come up with a good answer.

Was hoping someone here would.


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 Model #: h8-1380tProduct #: B4J27AV#ABASerial #: 2MD30605M8Software Build #: 12NA2RCW602#SABA#DABA Window 10  OS upgraded from Windows 7 ultimate. Does my BIOS support TPM 1.2 for Bitlocker If so how to enable.If not is there a BIOS upgrade to enable TPM1.2 ? If I can enable TPM 1.2 for Bitlocker in the BIOS;  How to administer/setup  for multiple  valid user sharing one computer. Thanks  

A:Bios support bitlocker TPM

@jphutch Welcome to HP Support Forum. Firtly you nedd to check does your machine have TPM or not. If yes it does have, you can see it from Device Manager   otherwise you have to do fifferent way. It is a piece of hardware. BIOS upgrade without hardware won't work. Regards.

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Hello - does the Pavilion 17-G119DX have a TPM chip that can be enabled in the BIOS? Thanks  

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What's the purpose of Raid and how does it help...is it a smart investment?

A:Raid Configuration?

a raid array is a storage technology. there are different types of Raid. yes it can be a very good investment depending on your situation. Elaborate if you want or click on this link for a search from microsoft on all kinds of raid situations.


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Dear all

I want to practice how raid disks configuration works but i don't have raid controller on my pc. I have hard disks and pcs. Is there any way to configure raid in virtual environment or without raid controller. please help

A:raid configuration help

Labist I have moved your post from networking since raid does not apply to networking.

If you have no raid controller [which severely limits your ability to train] your only option is to bring up a server system which supports doing software raid.

I would suggest you start with memorizing the most common raid levels [0, 1, 5, 6, 0+1, 10] and how they work.

You maybe able to find some virtual raid practices on the net by using google.

Best of luck.

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Any opinion is more than welcome.

My pc was configured in raid5 but I lost all the data. Since then I decided to go back to the classic drive C,D,E each by themselves. The point is that things are going slow / sometimes I try to access drive D with music and there is a significant latency in the hdd response. I can even hear the sleepy drive waking up.
I might want to aim to high but here is what I dream to do.
1. I want to go back to a raid configuration in which all those hdd(i have 3x 500 sata) to work hard for me.
2. Find a way to add the fourth one in which to save important data. I case of crash to reinstall vista and all the soft without losing all my projects. I am doing video editing.

My PC config is as it follows:
2x ATI RADEON HD 2600 XT - crossfire
4g memory - SUPER TALENT T800 UX 4G C5
3 X 500 G HDD SATA.

My motherboard has a sata external connector.

What would you guys do with this configuration in order to set up a raid. Don t tell me trash it 'cause i won t. I paid more than 4000 bucks last year. Today might value less than
2000 ( hurts so bad). This is another reason I want to squeeze as much as possible from what I have.

Back to the question - Can I add a fourth EXTERNAL HDD to the three internal I have. The fourth sould be the one for holding all the projects and data/ the other three just for ACTION. I would like to have only two for ACTION and the other two(one internal one external) for STORAGE.

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A:Can somebody help me set up a raid configuration?

Hi tonitsaurus everything you are asking for in this post is possible.

Let's try this, raid 0 two of your drives for C: and one as D: for data and/or backup, when runs out of room add another, internal or external they work the same. (my system's window experience index different between raided and unraid is 5.9 to 5.5)

You will have to free up two of the drives and have everything you like to keep save to you C:. If not enough room save them else where like DVD's or somthing.

About the raid controller, I heard people refers it to be "real raids"; sounds like it must be better. However, you have consider more card means less room for your x fire to dissipate heat. It is up to you.

Now set up the two free drives to raid 0 array, make sure it is set up to be bootable. When it is done, it boots up as a new drive with new letter assigned.

Then marrow C: into the new drive, I use Acronis TI.

When done, shut down and disconnect original C:. Reboot with the new C:. Shut down and reconnect original C: which will boot up as a new raw drive you can format and do what ever you like with it.

I wouldn't worry too much about raid 0 is being relatively insecure. All you need is system backup every once a while in case of crashing. It can be easily system restore with Acronis.

The process would very likely work for you 'cus I did it before. Good luck and post back.

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My new Asus motherboard supports different Raid setups. I understand the differences between RAID 0 and 1, but it also says it supports Raid 0+1. No information is given however on how to set this up. The motherboard also has two sets of connectors SATA and SATA_Raid. The manual (you would think that a big company like ASUS would have someone with a command of the English language proof read their manuals) says to plug the hard drives into the SATA connectors and not the SATA_Raid. Does that sound correct?

A:raid configuration

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Hello. I installed a Raid 0 configuration recently. Motherboard Asus P5Q pro, 2 Samsung 1T HD. The board manual indicates that the raid disks must be connected to ports 0,1. They don't seem to be working though, so I tried ports 4,5, and it went well. Windows 7 recognized the disk and installed normally, the performance is reasonably good. In device manager I have the raid disk entry as well as the Intel raid controller. My question is: could it be that some "software raid " was configured, and that a better performance could be possible (if the ports 0,1 were ok)? Thank you.

A:raid configuration

From what I have read about Raid...Other posts.
Windows 7 is largely allergic to RAID. None of the standard troubleshooting steps work with RAID either, so we are at a loss here to help until someone familar with the dated RAID technology (rarely) steps forward.

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what is a raid 0 configuration and what do u need for it? does it make your computer faster and how about would i go in making one?

A:What is a raid 0 configuration?

Raid 0 can be read as "no raid". It is a two drives together acting as one. It is faster than the two drives singly but there is no fault tolerance. If one drive develops a problem you lose the data on both drives.

Use it where speed is essential, but preferably only for temporary use and store your data elsewhere.

See http://www.acnc.com/raid.html for a tutorial on RAID


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Arrr, is this worth usin'. me dont want anyone takin' my Hdd out o' my pc and puttin' it in another pc. me have alot o' data thay could get me int' trouble and dont wont anyone lookin' at it. Aye, me parrot concurs.

A:Windows 7 BitLocker Drive Encryption

i have found that there are backdoors to BitLocker called COFEE. it is available from most torrent sites so i wont be using BitLocker

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Hi Guys I did bitlocker drive encryption few months back in my pc but from some days its not showing its unlocking option. Infact bitlocker drive encryption option is not available in control panel. Did any update in windows 10 removed this feature which
I do not know?
Please guide. What should I do? Have a look on pics

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this is my first NAS device. what raid config should i run? JBOD, RAID 0 (striping), or RAID 1 (mirrioring). I am using the NAS primarily for storage. however, i want to stream video from it as well. i am going with two WD black edit 1TB HD's.

A:NAS RAID configuration question

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I'm having some trouble trying to install Win7 the way I want it.

I have 3 hard drives on a nForce 570 Ultra RAID controller, with 2 80GB set up in a RAID-0 configuration, and a standalone 500GB drive with 2 partitions, one larger and one smaller, both for stoarge. I currently use XP Pro SP3, and it's configured such that the boot files, XP system files and Program Files folder reside on the RAID array, and my Documents and Settings folder reside on the larger partition in the 500GB. I'm planning do to a clean reinstall of Win7 with basically the same set up, with Windows system files and boot on the RAID array, and the Users folder in the larger partition on the 500GB.

I'm having 2 issues:

1. I created an Unattend.XML with the ProfilesDir set to E:\Users (the larger partition on the 500GB) and put it on USB for Windows Setup to pickup. But somehow Windows Setup still insist on creating the Users folder on the RAID and ignoring it.

2. Setup always tries to create the BOOTMGR in the smaller partition on the 500GB, which confuses my BIOS, as it tries to look for the boot files on the RAID, and all I get is the "BOOTMGR missing, hit C+A+D" message. I read up on some places that one way to solve this is unplug all non-RAID drives (i.e. the 500GB), however this creates the dilemma that I need the drive to be plugged in to create the Users folder.

Are there any ways to get my setup created? I don't want any data residing on the RAID, just system and program files.

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A:Installation with RAID configuration

Disconnect the raid do your install reconnect the raid. also check to see which drive/ partitionb is seen first in the bios.

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I have a PC running XP SP3 with an ASUS A8V deluxe motherboard, a single internal hard drive (shown in device manager as a Promise 1+0 stripe/RAID0 SCSI disc drive) and a VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller. It also uses the fast build utility. I want to take RAID off the drive and make it a simple disc drive so I can move to a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu. I tried simply changing the BIOS configuration from RAID to IDE but the system kept re-booting once it got to the windows startup screen, which I think was probably caused by the relevant driver not being installed or is it something more fundamental? Can anyone advise what steps I need to take to remove the RAID configuration, and whether I can do it without having to reload XP afterwards. Thanks

A:Removing a RAID configuration

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I have 3x 250gb sata 7200rpm drives.

I would like to know the best way to set up for SPEED using raid, but also have a small partition that is raid-1 and will be used for important information.
For example, is this a good setup (and is it possible):

500GB as RAID-0
under this 350gb i would have 2 partitions. The first being the OS (c drive), which I would like to do 16kb cluster size. The 2nd I want a large cluster size as I will keep large files in it. Is this a good idea?

125GB as RAID-1 (the remaining 250 divided by 2)
1 partition (probably NTFS), to hold important data.

What would be the recommended STRIPE sizes for each of those RAIDs?

The raid-0 will be used for the OS and will be mostly a gaming computer but also a lot of web browsing. not really any video/sound editing of any kind.

The raid-1 will be just be safehouse for any important data.

or is it better to just have 2 in the raid-0 and leave one out of the raid?

A:best way to set up this raid configuration with 3 drives, need help now! thanks

Levaing the third one out of RAID could be a way to do it. You can always save the important files both to the third drive, and on the RAID setup, so in case of drive failure, you'll have one copy left.

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Hello, My hard drive crashed and I have restored my system from a non-HP DVD. I am running Wondows 7 home edition and have updated it to the latest version of Windows 7. I want to enable RAID on the AMD controller. In the BIOS I only have enable/disable for the disk controller. I have it enabled and have reconfigured windows to correctly work with ACHI. But I never see any kind of RAID. I have installed the raidXpert package from AMD but it never loads RAID. The motherboard specs from HP says RAID is supported on this board. How do I get it configured? I already have 2 drives (1TB WD - exact same drives) connected to SATA1 and SATA2 ports. Thanks

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Hi,Recently I am thinking to configure two SSD as RAID 0 in my W530 in order to improve its HD performance. My original HD configuration is  a 500G 7200rpm disk which is noisy and slow.My questions are:1. Does the BIOS support RAID configuration by myself or not?2. Does anyone know whether the 'TRIM' is supported in such configuration or not? (I have windows 8 pro upgraded.) 

_____________________________________________________________W530 2436-CTO, i7-3610QM, Quadro K1000M 1920x1080 Display with color sensor, 32GB DDR3 1600 RAM, Intel 256G SSD,500GB 7200rpm Hard Disk, BIOS 2.59


Hello,Less then a week ago, I ordered w530 with configurations as follows. I was looking forward to change hdd`s to ssd:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=PD023763Any suggestions/ opinions appreciated.Processor Intel Core i7-3920XMOperating system Windows 8 Pro 64Operating system Language Win8 P64 EnglishTotal memory 32 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (4 DIMM)Hard drive RAID HDD, 500GB, 7200rpmOptical device RAID 2nd HDD for Optical BayBattery 9cell LI Battery TWL70++Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 w/ antennaWiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300Wireless WAN accessories Mobile Broadband upgradableWarranty Type 1 Year Depot/Express WarrantyCustom images NONEAC Adapter and Power Cord 170W Slim AC Adpt US (2pin)Accessible Optimized Preload NONEAdobe Elements NONECamera TW530 720p HD Camera MicColor Sensor W530 Color SensorCustom Image Language No PreloadDisplay Panel W530 15.6FHD AntiGlare WWAN CSITC - Enhanced Service NONEITC - Harddrive Encryption NONEITC - Imaging Service 1 NONEITC - Imaging Service 2 NONEITC - Imaging Service 3 NONEITC - Imaging Service 4 NONEITC - Imaging Service 5 NONEITC - Imaging Service 6 NONEITC - Project Type NONEITC - Solution using SmartImg No PreloadITC - Vpro Provisioning (VPRO) NONEITC - Who Created The Image NONEKeyboard Language KYB2 (Backlit) US EnglishMicrosoft Office NONEMicrosoft Windows 7 XP Mode NONEPointing device TW530 UNav w/ FPR for CS, SCRProtection Services No PreloadPublication Language Pub2; US E... Read more

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i am going to configure my dream machine. it may not be the top of the line, but that much i can afford.

OS: Win XP Prof 32 bit

PROCESSOR: Core i7 i920 D0 2.66GHz


GRAPHICS CARD: Palit GTX260 896MB GDDR3 SONIC or Sapphire HD4850 512MB GDDR3 (which one is better?)

RAM: Corsair TR3X3G-1333 C9 3GB Kit ( can i go for 4 GB ? )

PSU: Corsair TX 650 (is it sufficient? )

HARD DRIVE: Two Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB hard drives in RAID 1

CABINET: NZXT Guardian 921

is my configuration is all right? my goals are playing games, to learn 3ds max, photoshop.

i want to know does win xp support 4GB RAM? some people are saying that it can support max 3 GB ! is it true?

can anyone guide me how to set up RAID 1?
i was going through tutorials & mobo manual downloaded from MSI website. they are saying i have to put RAID drivers in a floppy from where i should install. but nowadays cabinets do not have a floppy drive & i'm in no mood buying so. so what should i do?
should i configure hard drives in bios to RAID before installing windows? or i can do that later on?
lots of question. don't know whether i picked up right forum category.
many many thanks to all of you. i can proceed whenever i will get green signal from you all.


A:need help regarding configuration & RAID setup

I run XP Pro and have 4 gig installed. My system sees only 3. I am told it varies between 2.5 and 3.5 depending on your computer configuration. The computer uses all 4 gig they just are not available for windows programs. See http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html for a quick lesson on RAM usage.

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Hello All

I have a Compaq Proliant ML370 G3 server that I would like to setup for use. I require that I have mirroring for all drives but I cannot find any options that allow me to do so in the BIOS, during startup and when I have loaded Server 2k3. Please advise how I can achieve this.

Compaq BIOS P28

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New PC
ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58
Intel Core i7 Nehalem 2.66 Ghz
Corsair Dominator 12 GB DDR3 1600
Cooler Master HAF 932
Corsair 750TX 750W
2 Western Digital Caviar 640GB SATA Raid 0
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 1GB
ASUS Triton 81 CPU Cooler
2 Dell 1707FP
2 months old, now my RAID 0 is failing, during POST there is an error in one of the disks in the RAID scrren also I am getting a lot of errors in VISTA 64 Ultimate, like: GrooveMonitor.exe unable to locate component, am I loosing one of the new disks already or is some kind of software failure between vista and the Intel Matrix Controler?
Please help me, this is too soon for all this effort and investment!

A:loosing RAID configuration.....new PC

Originally Posted by jbasagoi

New PC
ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58
Intel Core i7 Nehalem 2.66 Ghz
Corsair Dominator 12 GB DDR3 1600
Cooler Master HAF 932
Corsair 750TX 750W
2 Western Digital Caviar 640GB SATA Raid 0
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 1GB
ASUS Triton 81 CPU Cooler
2 Dell 1707FP
2 months old, now my RAID 0 is failing, during POST there is an error in one of the disks in the RAID scrren also I am getting a lot of errors in VISTA 64 Ultimate, like: GrooveMonitor.exe unable to locate component, am I loosing one of the new disks already or is some kind of software failure between vista and the Intel Matrix Controler?
Please help me, this is too soon for all this effort and investment!

Hey jbasagoi,

You seem to be talking about more than one problem here,

I have never heard of this before but;
GrooveMonitor.exe appears to be a program from Microsoft that is installed with Office 2007 It also appears to be spyware. Not only that it is apparantly used to conceal Viruses and Trojans.

I think some scanning against Virus's, Trojans and Spyware is called for

As to the RAID Problem you would be advised to back up your Files in case of total failure as your PC is just a couple of months old I suggest that you take it back for repair

I hope this helps


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I am in the process of restoring some bad sectors on a drive that is in a RAID 0 configuration using HDD Regenerator by Dmitriy Primochenko. Assuming I am successful without losing any data, I have the following question. Forgive the ignorance on this issue.

What is the best method to backup a RAID 0 configuration on to a drive on an IDE controller? What are the best moderate cost utilities to do this? Ultimately, I would like to be able to schedule a daily backup from within Windows 2000 and automate the backup process.

I have Norton Ghost 2003 (haven't used it yet). If it is installed on the RAID 0 drives running Windows 2000, can I simply have it take an image and put it on the other drive. If possible, how is this done? Each of the drives in my RAID configuration are 40Gb and the drive I plan to put on the IDE contoller will be larger (i.e. 120GB).

Will Ghost take an image of the entire 80Gb partition and allow me to put in on the 120Gb drive or do I need to partition the drive into two 40+ Gb partitions and image each drive. Now the question is does this have to be done from a boot disk? Windows sees the RAID 0 Configuration as one 80Gb drive.

Out of curiosity what would Windows 2000's backup utility do for me that is of value considering I am using RAID 0? I am not clear if it would backup all my data and put it on another drive.

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A:Backup RAID 0 Configuration ?

I just found this site by typing ""backup a raid 0" and "to a single drive"" in a search engine... This was the only result of the search.

I like the professionalism of the posts and replys I've seen so far here. I think I'll stick around for a while.

I have two 74 gig Raptors.... I want to set up Raid 0 with them.
The reason is not to benifit from any performance possibilities... I know it probably ain't gonna happen. What I will get is a 150 gig (approx) 10,000 RPM SATA WD Raptor hard drive. I also know there is no fault protection with this setup.
Additionally, I have a 7200 RPM 150 gig SATA drive and a Kingwin SATA Mobile Drive Rack.

I want the performance of the Raptor with the volume of the 150 gig drive.
I religiously do my full system virus scans (yes, real time scanning is always on for front-line protection), and system defrags every Sunday evenings.

It's not a big deal to engage the internet lock after the system is done doing it's thing, take advantage of "hot swapability", slide the carrage with the 150 gig drive into the rack and do my system backup while I get ready for bed. In the morning, pull the 150 gig drive out of the rack and put it on the shelf / in the safe, disengage the internet lock and get on with my life.

I do have the onboard RAID controller. This will accomidate my RAID 0 setup. My question is, are there specific things I should look for when I pick up a secondary... Read more

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It comes a time when you get bored by the usual computer set up (Primary HDD for OS and Backup HDD for all your media).......

Currently I have some unused hard drives lying around so I decided to have some fun.......unfortunately, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT SETTING UP RAID CONFIGURATIONS......so please start from the basics

1. What hardware do I need?
2. How do I set it up?
3. How do I test?
4. .....Just random but is it worth it? Pros and Cons

Feel free to recommend hardware, I might do some shopping!
Thnx in advance.

A:What do you need to setup a RAID configuration?

1. You need a motherboard with RAID capability or add-on RAID controller
2. I suggest you Google for types of RAID Arrays, and Data redundancy
3. The RAID controller will do this for you. You will have to reload the operating system if you change or add a RAID array drive if you don't use an array with data redundancy.

I have a stripped RAID array with no data redundancy. This is for maximum data access speed. It is made up of 3 500GB drives, giving me 1.36TB single drive. You think it would be 1.5TB, but because of "overhead" the total usable space is 1.36TB. I have a 4th 500GB drive for back up that's not part of the RAID array

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Hello I want to add a second HDD (mSATA SSD) on my laptop and create a RAID. They are no option on the BIOS for activate RAID Does VN7 791G is compatible? I have find tutorial for activate RAID by a USB key with grub and the cmd "setup_var 0x39 0x2" (0x39 is the variable for controller mode, 0x0 is the value for IDE mode, 0x1 is the default value for sata and 0x2 is the value for RAID) but when i activ RAID mode, no disk are detected.

A:vn7 791G RAID configuration

Hi, 791G does not have any RAID support. Also be careful, the second slot is an M.2 slot not an mSATA.

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Hi Guys.

I am wanting to setup a raid system with vista.

i have 3 400g/b sata drive and i am looking for some advice on which raid
configuration to go with.



A:help choosing a raid configuration

This article might help: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid5_gci1034458,00.html

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