Vista x64 won't Install on RAID 0 Array

By TJNash09 ·
I have a striping array set up between a WD1600ADFD and a WD3000HLFS. These are 10k rpm drives one being a 160GB and the other a 300GB. I know it's dumb but the 300GB just came back from service as a replacement for my old Raptor X (150GB).

I tried installing windows vista and after restarting and booting into the final step of the installation it said that windows cannot be configured to run on current hardware.

Any ideas?

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RE: Any ideas?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Vista x64 won't Install o ...

Don't use a RAID Array here or change the other Drive to another WD 300 GB Drive of the same Make and Model as the other 300 GIG HDD.


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Or Limit the capacity of the new drive to the full capacity

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to RE: [i]Any ideas?

of the older drive.

With RAID Arrays like this you need Identical Drives ideally but failing that you can use the same size drives here. But they need to be exactly the same size when Formatted up not what is shown on the sticker on the outside of the drive. Hitachi Drives tend to be bigger than other makes so if you had one of those you need the same make & model drive as the 80 GIG SCSI Drives are actually 82 GIG Unformatted Capacity where as the other makers are some what smaller so they can not be used with the Hitachi when the Hitachi was the original drive formatted up as the other drives are smaller.

Yep I know that you have WD Drives but you need to make them the same size before attempting anything else.

If the Old drive in the RAID is still working you could maybe rebuild the RAID and that would solve the issue but this all depends on what the RAID Controller is and how it was originally configured.


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