First, stay off the Marvell and use the Intel sata ports.
Rev 1.0 motherboard:
Rev 1.1 motherboard:
Make sure you use the correct link for your motherboard.
1. Setup in bios the raid and size, select AHCI.
On that difference in size, there maybe 2 partitions - I've not played with that idea of 2 stripe sizes, someone else may want to chime in.
2. For RAID:
You need the Intel SATA Preinstall driver (For AHCI / RAID Mode)
For Win 7 - you extract the files and then copy to a standard formatted usb or cd on a separate computer.
Just copy all files, not the folder:
The point you load them is as per this guide
, see image 1.9, Load Driver
option at the bottom left of the screen.
It will list the drivers - now I'm not sure for Intel, but for me, I need to select this option twice to install both drivers;
Someone who uses Intel maybe able to clarify, but looking at the extracted files, you also have 2 drivers
Both will not load at once, you do 1 then go back and do the other via the same method.
Then just continue on with the install of Windows and let it process as per a normal install.
3. HDD STORAGE
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
driver is all that Win7 might have already, but it wouldn't hurt to download the latest off the site.
This is for when you are in Windows, some install them and some don't. I do not believe in the Windows 7 has the drivers already. The z77 chipset was not around when Win 7 came out.
It might have a basic version that will run, but the latest drivers for the newest motherboards and chipsets are there for a reason.
Some do and some don't. Let it run without them create a back up and run a HDD benchmark. Then install the drivers and then back up, then do the HDD benchmark again to see if they work for you or not.--
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