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Performing an operating system reinstall to RAID array using the MegaRAID SAS 9440-8i 12Gbs PCIe controller

MegaRAID 9440-8i

Installing operating system with MegaRAID SAS 9440-8i 12Gb/s PCIe SATA/SAS 0YW3J6 controller

For detailed instructions on configuring the Broadcom SAS MegaRAID 9440-8i 12Gb/s PCIe SATA/SAS controller for RAID, reference the following document: Broadcom - 12Gb/s MegaRAID® Tri-Mode Software User GuideSLN309656_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1 .

Once the RAID array is configured correctly, you can reference the instructions in the following Dell Knowledge Base article to install the operating system: How to install Windows 10 from the Dell ISO. Once the operating system is installed, run Dell Command | Update to install the necessary drivers for the computer. For instructions on using Dell Command | Update, reference the following Dell Knowledge Base article: How to use Dell Command | Update to update all drivers BIOS and firmware for your system.

If you have issues installing the operating system by following the steps provided above, the steps below can be used in the Windows Recovery Environment:

  1. Extract the LSI drivers to a flash drive. The drivers can be downloaded from the Dell Support / Drivers & Downloads for your system under the SAS RAID category.
  2. Boot to the recovery media.
  3. Click through the options in the order below:
    • Troubleshoot
    • Advanced Options
    • System Image Recovery
    • Cancel
    • Next
    • Advanced
    • Install a driver (insert the USB flash drive with the extracted drivers)
    • Open MegaRaid35 Setup Information
    • Select the MegaRaid 9440 8i (wait for install to complete).
    • Cancel
    • Troubleshoot
    • Recover from a drive (follow remaining prompts)

The following video can be used as a guide for installing the controller drivers: Installing LSI 9440-8i drivers for Windows 10 - 64 bitSLN309656_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1.