Originally Posted by pvp309rcp
Don't think RAID should be that hard to setup...but I've never used an AMD motherboard so I wouldn't have full experience with everything. You usually just setup the RAID via BIOS whether your in the BIOS menu or its own personal RAID BIOS Configuration. From there you choose the drives you want to RAID and the type of RAID you want (in your case RAID-1). Once that's done you should have the RAID drivers ready if Windows doesn't detect the drive during installation (should usually be seen as one drive...since it's automatically being mirrored via RAID-1 when you configured it). You should be set once you hit the desktop where you can install any type of RAID software that goes with your RAID configuration to know if something has degraded or not...basically know the status of your RAID setup. Everything might not be in your case though since this is the way I setup back on my onboard RAID via Intel chipset...sadly there isn't much else I can help out with since I'm using hardware RAID now.
I personally never touched the Windows Disk Management to setup a RAID as that's like full-on software RAID that I don't really want to deal with. Unless that's working for you then be my guest and use it.
For this board, which I found interesting, is that In order to create a raid I had to set the SATA ports to RAID and then restart and boot into raid setup. But.. for this board I had to set all of the ports as a raid, non could be IDE ports.. so, when that happened, my boot drive wasnt being recognized.
I was able to make 2 ports IDE and 4 ports raid, then my boot drive worked but the 2 hard drives in raid 1 on the raid sata ports werent showing up (even after I configured them as a raid 1 and they are shown to be working but dont show up.
for now, the windows 7 mirror took 2 minutes, so im assuming that since it shows both the drives in a mirror mode and shows them as one drive in My Comp. then its working? and I guess that is close to a raid 1, hope even when one fails I still have the data on another. Any way I can test this?