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I have just bought two WD RE4 5003 ABYX 500GB
I have win7 64 on caviar green
I want to setup Raid 0 for my main OS on this two RE4s
how exactly do i do that?
Do i just go to BIOS change settings in hardware controls > storage config>chose sata 1-4,5-6>Options and choose RAID (others are IDE,AHCI)
What else?Any drivers? How do i choose between Raids?
Basically could someone guide me through the process of installing RAID 0
( i want to wipe my win clean as well )
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I really need some help i have no idea how to setup raids >_<
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BIOS settings are correct. Now once you enable RAID and reboot, when the RAID screen pops up and says press ctrl+l/g or whatever it is, do that. when the setup menu comes up, select create raid, once in this menu you can change the name of the config if you feel like as well as the size. Leave everything else the way it is (0-stripe / 128kb) and now save the config. Reboot and start reinstalling Windows 7. If Windows 7 doesn't pickup your RAID config have your RAID drivers ready (motherboard driver disc or the driver on a usb) and load driver (bottom left corner) if needed. If Windows 7 sees the config just continue installing and your done. Keep in mind Windows will see the drives as one drive when properly configured. So your 500's will show up as a 1TB (formatted to 931GB or whatever 1TB's format to).

EDIT: sp mistake.
Edited by MM-K - 5/6/11 at 8:30am
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Ok well if you have your manual it could save me tons of typing.

Anyway, what you want to do is use the AMD SATA controller for your RAID as it supports RAID 0 on your mobo. Once you got them connected and boot up your computer go to BIOS and change type to RAID mode, once restarted on POST you will see something like <ctrl> + <F> and press that down where you will enter the RAID configuration utility.

Better yet just refer to your manual it explains there how to do all these steps, if you tun into problems just ask for help.

You can download it here
http://ca.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID...Le7&templete=2
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post #5 of 7
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Okay sorry did not refer to the manual did not think it would have the RAID guide >_>
I have a question though which was not explained in manual
i have 2 x1tb hard drives and a disc drive but if 1-4 sata gonna be running in RAID is it okay to just leave out other 2 hard drives and not set Yes on them in Rom utility? Coz 5-6 are my disc drives >_<
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i thought you said your only using the two RE4's for RAID 0 so how is ports 1-4 for RAID? do you plan on Raiding the 2x1tb HDD's as well ? or just use the separately.
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i thought you said your only using the two RE4's for RAID 0 so how is ports 1-4 for RAID? do you plan on Raiding the 2x1tb HDD's as well ? or just use the separately.
No no i mean in BIOS it says Sata port 1-4 and Sats port 5-6
in ports 1-4 right now ive got my 2x1tbs and i will connect 2xRE4s. So my Raid 1-4 will be set as RAID in options in bios.
I only plan to raid 0 my RE4's and use 2x1tb for multimedia. As i will set my ports 1-4 in RAID is it okay that my 2x1tb will remain as normal drives?

this is what i mean
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