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Windows 7 doesn't realize OS is on a SSD

by reed4fun / May 22, 2014 7:56 AM PDT

I have Windows 7 installed on two Samsung 830 series SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration. It was working perfectly and all disk settings were optimized for SSds (TRIM, etc.) before I managed to erase Windows whilst trying to do a side-by-side install of Linux (worst mistake ever). Now Windows doesn't realize that the RAID 0 drives are SSDs, thus not allowing me to run software that optimizes Windows' use of the drives to extend their lifespan and boost performance. Any ideas on what I could do?

So far I have made sure the Intel C600 chipset is up-to-date (I think), but I don't know what else to do.

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Usually that's a blown OS. I start over
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2014 7:59 AM PDT

And either restore from backup the entire OS or just the files as needed.

In parting, no detail of the RAID controller was supplied.

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RAID controller
by reed4fun / May 22, 2014 10:19 AM PDT

The computer has a C600 series Intel SATA RAID controller. The computer sees the model of the drive as "Intel RAID 0 Volume SCSI Disk Device."

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So it's likely the drivers and OS were blown.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2014 10:39 AM PDT
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I took a quick read of and see the initial install is a lot of fun.

That is, I'm sure you know all about the use of F6 and OS repair plus how this is not a sure thing. But I'd try booting my Windows 7 DVD, follow the steps to use F6 and see if repairs can be accomplished. If not it's the same sad story and you need to execute your disaster plan.

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