Boot Camp and SSD + Highpoint Rocket 640L

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2013
    So, in the end i pulled the trigger and bought a RocketRaid 640L, pci 4x with 4 Sata III ports, to make my 840 pro sad run correctly on my mac pro 5.1.
    What I'm not understanding now is: how can i install Boot Camp on it?

    I assume that being the 640L plug and play, the SSDs through it are seen as external, but i don't figure out why i don't see the SS in the Boot Camp available disks.

    Any help appreciated
  2. DanielCoffey, Oct 18, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013

    DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    Can you install windows to an external drive though?

    With my 640L non-raid I just used a spare sata 2 from the ODD until I had win7 installed.
  3. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    I can't remember what I did now, but I know for a fact that I can boot windows 7 x64 from it.

    I *think* I installed Windows straight to the SSD connected to the card, but I also might have installed it on one of the Mac Pro SATA bays and then moved the card over.

    But either way, whatever I did results in AHCI & SATA III enabled and it boots windows 7.

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