Windows Installation on RAID with mSATA SSD

Be sure you have RAID driver for target storage – e.g.: Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

  • Add RAID driver to Windows installation images (boot.wim, install.wim). It cannot be installed later.
  • Enable option for RAID controller prompt in BIOS (e.g. allow Intel Rapid Storage Technology prompt).
  • Enter RAID configuration and synchronize cache to hard drive.
  • Remove hard drive acceleration with cache.
  • In Windows disable using ssd as cache (e.g. in Intel Rapid Storage Technology select ssd and disable cache and destroy RAID).
  • Keep SATA RAID mode in BIOS and install new OS.