I have an Alienware 14 (2013) laptop with 750 GB HDD and 80 GB SSD which was by default, configured for speeding up the system. I formatted both my HDD and SSD for some reason and want to clean install Windows 7 now, with the SSD configured for speeding up my system (similar to factory setup).
I searched a lot for accomplishing this task, but i feel there were no complete information regarding this.
Could somebody lend me a hand by providing me with a step by step procedure to accomplish this task ? (Including setting up the RAID size, BIOS settings, Partition Selection, etc).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the reply which was enlightening. I did the following:
1. Set the SATA OPERATION field in the BIOS -> ADVANCE to "RAID" mode.
2. Configured the raid as RAID 0 with the RAID Capacity set to 139.1 GB.
3. Then, I tried to install Windows 7. But, on the way windows asked me the following:
"Where do you want to install windows?" (I'm attaching the screenshot)
I have 750 GB HDD and 80 GB mSATA SSD. Why is the remaining space not displayed ? Should i install Windows in the displayed "139.1 GB" RAID space ?
Please help !
Thanks everyone, I found out what i wanted by myself. I'm posting this for the benefit of someone going through my situation.
The following are the steps I followed to reinstall windows 7 and configure mSATA in RAID 0 Caching Mode.
Be happy !