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Installing Windows 8 on UEFI to RevoDrive X2 issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    Hello znod,

    Interesting. I'll have to play with that.

    Did you setup the RAID for the Revo with the Intel controller or with the built-in Revo controller, or did you just enable Intel and still used the Revo controller?

    Did you install Win7 as UEFI w/GPT or legacy BIOS w/MBR on the Revo?

    For me the Revo works just fine installing Win8 using legacy BIOS w/MBR. It just will not continue installation after the first restart using UEFI w/GPT.
    I used the built in controller for the Revo. I set the Intel controller for RAID because of my dual boot--RAID 0 SATA 3's on the Intel controller and the Revo RAID 0 on its built in controller. Well, hummm? I am not aware of using the legacy BIOS, etc., in regard to the Revo. I first set up the SATA 3's RAID and later acquired the Revo. I was unsure what would happen when trying to install the Revo RAID so I disconnected the SATA 3's when installing the Revo. From there I simply, I think, accessed the Revo interface and set up the Revo RAID. After playing with it for a while, I reconnected the SATA 3's, and somewhat to my surprise everything worked perfectly UEFI/BIOS-wise AFAIK. Tell me how to tell whether I used the UEFI w/GPT. I'll try to check it out. I am hazy. I haven't used that machine too much in a while. We moved to a new house, and it now is upstairs.
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    I guess the easiest way to tell is to use the Diskpart command in an elevated command prompt below to see if your Windows 8 drive has a * in the GPT column for the disk or not like below. MBR is default.

    Type and press enter after each command below. You can just close the command prompt when finished.

    • diskpart
    • list disk



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    Don't bother to answer here?--except to note that my dual boot (both RAID 0's) is Win7/Win7. No Win8. See next post.

    The rest erased.

    Nope, no *. So, no GPT, right? Apparently, I used the legacy BIOS for my Revo, right?
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    Yep, that means you installed as legacy w\MBR instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yep, that means you installed as legacy w\MBR instead.
    I didn't know there was an alternative to what I did. Where would I have encountered the alternative? Did I just miss it in the Revo interface? I'm happy with the setup whatever. Sorry my experience, etc., didn't help you.
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    Thanks Shawn I'll check them out, particularly the UEFI ones.
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    You're welcome. Please let us know how it goes for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It's not looking good for UEFI and PCI-E cards.
    I got the same result with the newer OCZ Revodrive 350, I had to turn on compatibility support mode in my bios - legacy mode. :-(

    Another thing to look out for is that there is no way to clone your current system to this PCI-e storage device. My computer was due for a clean install but I wasn't.

    I had the drive formatted as a GPT disk but Windows 8.1 told me it could not be installed on that drive. I had to delete the drive and let the Windows install program create the drive and format it - MBR.

    Outside of that this drive work great!
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