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The manual of my motherboard(sig) says: Press Ctrl+F during POST. I've pressed Ctrl+F during the boot process, repeatedly, many times in many attempts, it does not work.

How can I access the menu to configure a RAID? I've installed two Seagate ST2000DL003 2 TB.

Thanks.
Edited by 12Honk34 - 8/1/11 at 6:35am
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You might have to go in BIOS and set HDD from IDE or AHCI to RAID in order to be able to access the RAID BIOS.
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post #3 of 14
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Thanks, it is set to IDE but I can't change it.

I have the two Seagate drives I want as RAID 0 in SATA port 5 and 6.

I have 6 SATA ports total. All I can do in BIOS is set SATA ports 1-4 to RAID or all of them. If I set only 5-6 to RAID 1-4 changes to RAID too, automatically.

There's data on all the other drives, I can't make a RAID out of them. So how can I set just the two ports I need to RAID?
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I think you have to have your RAID drives plugged into ports 1-4. On my Asus board the options are RAID 1-4, IDE 5-6, or RAID 1-6.
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I think you have to have your RAID drives plugged into ports 1-4. On my Asus board the options are RAID 1-4, IDE 5-6, or RAID 1-6.
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post #6 of 14
I would honestly put them on sata ports 1 & 4. As ports 5 & 6 or actually for sata dvd drives, etc. Here is how to do raid-0

* Enter the bios
* Onchip Sata Channel {Enabled}
* Go to the Main
Sata port1 & Sata port 4 {change from IDE to Raid}

Exit and save. during post hit {Ctrl + F} to get in the raid setup config. Also note you will have to make a raid driver , as you need to use it to put the raid drivers in before you install the os.
post #7 of 14
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I won't install an OS on the RAID 0, do I still need a RAID driver?

I need only 2 RAID ports. So I can't use 2 ports, when I set 1-4 to RAID.

I have 2 more HDDs and 1 SSD drive that are not going to get in RAID. I need at least one more port that is not RAID.
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I believe you can still use ports 1-4 for non-RAID volumes even if 1-4 are set to RAID.
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post #9 of 14
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I just ripped out my SATA port 1.

Btw, Windows does not boot, when my Win drive is on a RAID SATA port. Also in the RAID setup I don't see how to join the two HDDs to a RAID 0.
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post #10 of 14
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313676

This may also apply for RAID.


Flipping to RAID mode does not instantly nuke the data on your drives and put them all in a big array. It just changes the drivers required to boot, and allows you to put your separate drives into an array. (clearing them in the process)

So you could have 5 drives plugged in, flip to RAID mode, then toss any number of them into arrays. (or even none of them)
     
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