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light123
10-20-2013, 06:29 PM
OK before i begin this is my first pst so be gentle AND this is only how I managed to get this device to work it may not work for everyone.(but hope it does)
Firstly if you are installing as a non OS drive problems are minimal unless you have pcie slot issues ie multi gpu setups, then you will have to find out were to fit this in conjunction with other components.
If like me you wanted to install the OS to the RAIDR then this came with some issues i found hard to get my head around.

As some of the posters here have already said it is imperative you install your OS from a UEFI device.(It is essential you understand how to do this)

ok so heres how i did it, make sure your RAIDR is in LEGACY MODE, follow instruction in this forum to do this then in bios set Secure OS to other OS and CSM as enabled.

Save and exit, boot into BIOS you should now see your UEFI bootable devices (NOT THE RAIDR SSD it is in legacy mode remember do not select it) UEFI devices will start with UEFI dvd, UEFI memstick etc
You MUST INSTALL WINDOWS from UEFI device either cd rom or memory stick, leave the RAIDR in legacy mode start the installation of OS from BIOS BOOT OVERIDE is easiest so you would select UEFI dvdrom or UEFI MEMSTICK for example.

Once you are at the select drive section of the install you may only see 1 drive the RAIDR ssd this is were some of you are getting it wrong (me included) Delete the partition, then click NEW this will create 4 new partitions on the drive this is crucial as you will created the UEFI BOOT LOADER partition , select the largest partition at the bottom and install OS.

When your machine has finished installing windows and reboots for the first time enter bios and you should now see the BOOT LOADER as a selectable bookable device. Now goto the CSM and disable it (unless you wish to boot into something else).

F10 save and exit. Boot back into BIOS and make sure the BOOT LOADER is the prefered device and exit bios SWITCH OFF the PC.

NOW flick the switch to UEFI mode on the RAIDR ssd, power up switch on PC, your pc should now boot straight to the boot loader IE the OS, skipping the usual BIOS steps.

I hope this helps .

I have also included a pdf showing how to update Firmware and Guide to marvell utility etc straight of the support CD.

HiVizMan
10-20-2013, 06:59 PM
Thank you for posting this up.

light123
10-20-2013, 10:11 PM
No Problem HiVizMan just hope it helps. just seems very strange that a ROG product was released with so little install information. the little booklet that comes in the box simply says plug in to motherboard in a vacant pcie slot. That is it no info on how to install an OS or even what to expect if its a secondary device. There was more info on the software RAMdisk ROG edition tweak etc.

Torkill
11-22-2013, 08:14 AM
OK before i begin this is my first pst so be gentle AND this is only how I managed to get this device to work it may not work for everyone.(but hope it does)
Firstly if you are installing as a non OS drive problems are minimal unless you have pcie slot issues ie multi gpu setups, then you will have to find out were to fit this in conjunction with other components.
If like me you wanted to install the OS to the RAIDR then this came with some issues i found hard to get my head around.

As some of the posters here have already said it is imperative you install your OS from a UEFI device.(It is essential you understand how to do this)

ok so heres how i did it, make sure your RAIDR is in LEGACY MODE, follow instruction in this forum to do this then in bios set Secure OS to other OS and CSM as enabled.

Save and exit, boot into BIOS you should now see your UEFI bootable devices (NOT THE RAIDR SSD it is in legacy mode remember do not select it) UEFI devices will start with UEFI dvd, UEFI memstick etc
You MUST INSTALL WINDOWS from UEFI device either cd rom or memory stick, leave the RAIDR in legacy mode start the installation of OS from BIOS BOOT OVERIDE is easiest so you would select UEFI dvdrom or UEFI MEMSTICK for example.

Once you are at the select drive section of the install you may only see 1 drive the RAIDR ssd this is were some of you are getting it wrong (me included) Delete the partition, then click NEW this will create 4 new partitions on the drive this is crucial as you will created the UEFI BOOT LOADER partition , select the largest partition at the bottom and install OS.

When your machine has finished installing windows and reboots for the first time enter bios and you should now see the BOOT LOADER as a selectable bookable device. Now goto the CSM and disable it (unless you wish to boot into something else).

F10 save and exit. Boot back into BIOS and make sure the BOOT LOADER is the prefered device and exit bios SWITCH OFF the PC.

NOW flick the switch to UEFI mode on the RAIDR ssd, power up switch on PC, your pc should now boot straight to the boot loader IE the OS, skipping the usual BIOS steps.

I hope this helps .

I have also included a pdf showing how to update Firmware and Guide to marvell utility etc straight of the support CD.

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HiVizMan
11-22-2013, 01:55 PM
LOL I guess it fixed a problem for you Torkill. Red the dude to say thanks too please.

light123
11-23-2013, 10:23 PM
LOL glad it worked..

Boda08
11-26-2013, 12:33 PM
Hi guys,I've followed these steps to a tea with no luck. I'm running rampage extreme IV black edition with the raidr and a gtx 690, I follow the steps then right after the install I go into the bios to boot from the raidr only I can't find it anywhere. The bios doesn't seem to recognise it. Please help this is frustrating having all this top notch gear not working. I'm unable to update firmware on the raidr via the support cd too, maybe that's the prob? I'm not sure if this new motherboard needs anything extra, I'm installing win 8.1 64 bit. Naturally I thought it's all new stuff that should work smoothly. Thanks guys

Myk SilentShadow
11-26-2013, 12:41 PM
What do you see in the BIOS Boda08? if you see Windows Boot Manager you're sweet to go.

Boda08
11-26-2013, 01:07 PM
Hi Silent, yer all i see is the optical drive, other than that i've only got the raidr installed but it's not displaying

Boda08
11-26-2013, 01:12 PM
Got to sleep fellas, hope to talk to you about it tomorrow :) Thanks again for the support hey

light123
11-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Hi basics first is the SSD in legacy mode or UEFI mode if you have tried both with the bios set to defaults then the drive may be DOA especially if you press ctrl+M and you cant access the drive............ do you have another pc or even a mates just to try to see if it pops up, then its the board.

Boda08
11-28-2013, 01:22 PM
The drive is in legacy when i begin the process, i can get into the drive with ctr M. I've secure erased the drive on a few occasions now and re made the raid array. I can get everything working in legacy mode,. it's just trying to get it working in UEFI thats the prob.

light123
11-28-2013, 07:33 PM
ok sounds like the drive is ok is the CSM Disabled in Bios, and secure boot set to OTHER OS ????

TheOmegaPixel
11-29-2013, 12:58 AM
Hi there. You'll have to excuse the dumb questions but this is my first time dealing with this type of hardware. I am having a simialr issue as Boda08. I have installed windows 7 in legacy mode and it boots fine but when I switch it over to EUFI mode it can't find the drive to boot from in the BIOS. I noted though when i was installing windows that instead of getting four partitions as mentioned in the first post i only had 2. I have done everything previously suggested in this thread but with no results.

Is it worth running the Raidr in EUFI mode? will it have a serious performance differencein the os between EUFI and legacy?

My setup for reference is: Rampage iv formula (updated bios), 3930k, Asus 560ti, Raidr, a dlink PCIe network card and a PCIe tv tuner card. Do the other two cards affect the RAIDR's ability to use EUFI?

light123
11-29-2013, 08:52 AM
TheOmegaPixel yes this is possible there are as far as iam aware no issues with regards to speed once the system has booted to be honest i originally installed that way my self simply because it was just out and the boot times were acceptable .

Boda08
11-29-2013, 09:37 AM
I'll try Nodens & Light's advice & come back with some feedback..Fingers crossed. BTW these ROG forums are great.

zeiman111
02-13-2014, 04:18 PM
hello and excuse if i am in the wrong thread but iths my first time writing on a post... i just got an asus raidr and i cant get it to work. i know musch from pc's and i have installed windows on many pcie ssds before but nothing like that. i follow tour guide step by step but when i go to the install window where tells you to choose drive to install i cant see the raidr. it is set on legacy mode and the bootable usb drive is formated for uefi windows install.please help!!!!!my rig is asus crosshair formula v z, asus 7970 matrix platimunx2, amd fx8350, corsair dominator 32gb ram. thanks in advance!

greywarden13
02-13-2014, 08:11 PM
Ok, I've been beating my head against a wall all day with this thing.

I followed the instructions OP posted and the ROG drive is recognized in the UEFI, but not by Windows. I even plugged my old SSD in with Win8 on it, and installed the drivers, et al, and the ROG drive is still not recognized by Windows or the Firmware updater.

System specs:

i7-2600 (upgrading to 3570k or 4670k soon)
Max V Gene mobo
8GB Corsair Veng LP 1600mhz
EVGA GTX760
OCZ 120GB SSD (has Win8 installed)
RAIDR Express

I need some help. TIA

greywarden

[EDIT]: Well I feel like a n00b, the drive is recognized by windows (While in Windows 8) but is not being recognized by the Firmware Updater. Do I have to switch over to DuoMode for that?

[EDIT 2]: I've got one last trick up my sleeve before I give up...

[FINAL]: Windows is installing...

greywarden13
02-14-2014, 03:45 AM
Once you are at the select drive section of the install you may only see 1 drive the RAIDR ssd this is were some of you are getting it wrong (me included) Delete the partition, then click NEW this will create 4 new partitions on the drive this is crucial as you will created the UEFI BOOT LOADER partition , select the largest partition at the bottom and install OS.

When your machine has finished installing windows and reboots for the first time enter bios and you should now see the BOOT LOADER as a selectable bookable device. Now goto the CSM and disable it (unless you wish to boot into something else).

This is not happening for me, what am I doing wrong? I delete the partition, click "New" and only get one partition... subsequently, there is no "BOOT LOADER" partition or anything resembling it.

Xyzzy Frobozz
02-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Ok this guide was hugely helpful.... but....

Now my system hangs at the Starting Windows splash screen.

If I wait it will cycle back through POST.

Anyone else encountered this?

Help!

Please help!

jaggerwild
02-23-2014, 03:06 PM
List your full system specs, is the motherboard bios up to date?

Xyzzy Frobozz
02-23-2014, 03:28 PM
Asus Rampage 4 Extreme BIOS v4802
i7 3820
16Gb Corsair Doninator GT
2 x Asus GTX 680ti
Corsair HX1050 PSU
Corsair H100
4 x Corsair Force 3 GS 240Gb SSD
2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1Tb HDD
Corsair Carbide 400t with more fans than Michael Jackson
Windows 7 x64

All components are unoverclocked for the moment.

Graphics cards are installed in PCIe lanes 1 and 3, with RAIDR installed in lane 4.

Xyzzy Frobozz
02-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Worked it out!

Set CSM to Auto.