Question Asrock X570 Taichi - RAID 0 NVME - Win 10 Install

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Yesterday I spent way too much time trying to get Windows to install as I want it on a RAID 0 stripe set to TWO identical Samsung 970 1 TB NVME drives. System specs:

Asrock X570 Taichi
3900X
2x Samsung 970 1TB NVME drives - Installed in M2 slots 1 and 2
16GB DDR 3600
RX550 GPU in PCIEX Slot 1.

I first started with the original BIOS. I quickly updated to BIOS P1.80 which is the latest official BIOS. This changed many of the screens but here are my settings:

NVME RAID Enabled
AHCI set to RAID
UEFI Boot Storage Op ROM selected
Single arrays deleted and one RAID 0 array created. Can clearly see the array in the BIOS under RAIDXpert2 with no issues.

HOWEVER, I can never see the array as a possible boot device in the BIOS. I can start the Win10 install, I can install all 3 drivers necessary, and I can see the array but Win10 will not let me install to it (because of UEFI issues).

I have followed the material by Asrock to the T and no go. I have been able to install Win10 if I turn LegacyROM on, but then the box will never pick up the array on reboot to boot from. I cannot seem to use ctrl R to access the Legacy BIOS during boot if Legacy mode is operational. I don't get any RAID info at all.

To add to this, with a reset BIOS settings, if I turn off the CSM, the machine will no longer boot and the LED display shows me 0d which doesn't reference anything in the list of codes.

Has anyone gotten this to work? This shouldn't be complicated and I'm not stupid so this is pissing me off! :D I have scoured the BIOS looking for ANY setting that might solve my problem but I simply cannot find it.

Also, the habit of these companies to produce manuals that have sections that are completely blank except for a picture of the BIOS screen is absolute BS. How do we let them get away with this shieeet?

Thanks!
 
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kanewolf

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The consensus here, if you read the threads, is don't do what you want to do. The probability of a failure with loss of everything is too great. Keep it simple, One NVMe for C: and one for D:. Then be smart when you do installs and think about where you are installing.

There is no performance benefit to what you want to do. Just because it is possible, doesn't mean it is a good idea.
 
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I'm not here to ask for questions about what I should or should not do. I am fully aware of the possibility of data loss. I simply want the hardware to do what it's supposed to do. Just because it's not a good idea to some has nothing to do with hardware that is sold that supposedly supports such features that apparently does not work.

I am fully aware of KISS which is the true acronym you want to use.
 

kanewolf

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I'm not here to ask for questions about what I should or should not do. I am fully aware of the possibility of data loss. I simply want the hardware to do what it's supposed to do. Just because it's not a good idea to some has nothing to do with hardware that is sold that supposedly supports such features that apparently does not work.

I am fully aware of KISS which is the true acronym you want to use.
I am just going to say you won't get much support. Nobody here thinks what you are doing is a good idea. That is just the way it is. You can vote me down, but it won't change the answer.
 
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I guess you guys like to buy Ferrari's and leave them in the garage or date porn stars and never shag? I'm really not trying to be a douche, but basically saying "We frown on that behavior and you won't get help" is pretty stupid.
 

kanewolf

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I guess you guys like to buy Ferrari's and leave them in the garage or date porn stars and never shag? I'm really not trying to be a douche, but basically saying "We frown on that behavior and you won't get help" is pretty stupid.
I won't say frown on, but I will say "don't encourage". Just like there is no reason to encourage other bad practices. We don't encourage users modifying their power supplies. But there are questions like that on this board. We don't encourage liquid nitrogen as a cooling mechanism. Again, lots of questions here.

We might buy a Ferrari but there are still speed limits that keep the bystanders safer. Should we encourage people to break those laws? The Ferrari owner says, it makes 800HP on the dyno (benchmarking a RAID0 NVMe) . And I say, but you won't benefit from 600 of those HP (time to load something goes down .2 seconds). Is the cost of ownership of that Ferrari ($10K oil change on a Bugatti) worth it? Some people will say ABOLUTELY. Some people will say, I never looked at the long term costs... So we recommend to buy the Corvette (using the NVMe as independent volumes) rather than the Ferrari. You still get 90+% of the fun without the negatives.
 
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I push limits, period. I always have and always will. It's why I have national championship trophies for road racing cars I've built. Telling me to be safe is like telling a SEAL operator to try and not get shot. Things happen in the course of duty. You don't even know what my purpose for this machine is yet you group me in with the n00blets. I've been around since WAY before Joe let go of overclockers.com and Tom actually wrote the articles for this website.

All this back and forth is stupid. If you guys don't have the experience or knowledge to help me accomplish what I'm out to do, just don't post. Telling me about the dangers is not necessary.

Oh and my weapons of choice on the road are always AWD so yes, I DO PUT THE POWER DOWN.
 
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Not giving up pays off. Problem was stupid. Old version of Rufus used to create install USB. USB formatted with MBR instead of GPT.

Win10 now on RAID 0 NVME drives. A nightly imaging to a rather large NAS should take care of any potential data loss problems. ;)
 
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There is no benefit to what you are doing? LOLOLOL Man my opinion of this community seriously went into the toilet thanks to this mod of yours posting what he knows not. Just wait until I redo this and make it 3 NVME drives in RAID 0. :D
 

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