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Seagate ST3808110AS 80Gb

AVG transfer rate: 60.8 MB/s
Access time: 14 MS
Burst rate: 108 MB/s

WDC WD800JD-00LSA5 80Gb

AVG transfer rate: 49.7 MB/s
Access time: 13.5 MS
Burst rate: 143 MB/s

RAID is new to me. Never tried it before. I have 4 hard drives in my PC and I just want to use 2 of them in raid. That way the 2 drives will become one 160 GB drive to Windows. I should be able to select just the two drives through the BIOS and put them in the RAID? Is there a BIOS hotkey I have to use to get into the RAID setup screen? Or this all done through software? I thought I had a hardware raid controller.
Edited by aweir - 8/22/11 at 11:15pm
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RAID is new to me. Never tried it before. I have 4 hard drives in my PC and I just want to use 2 of them in raid. That way the 2 drives will become one 160 GB drive to Windows. I should be able to select just the two drives through the BIOS and put them in the RAID? Is there a BIOS hotkey I have to use to get into the RAID setup screen? Or this all done through software? I thought I had a hardware raid controller.
You can put just the two drives in RAID-0 to get 160GB of space.

After enabling RAID mode, it should tell you what to press to get into the RAID BIOS when POSTing. It's usually something like Ctrl+F, Ctrl+I, etc.
     
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post #13 of 17
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I was able to use the newer Rapid Storage manager, but only for AHCI - in RAID it gave issues.
What would the difference be between selecting the sata mode to AHCI or RAID? And there are 2 different places in the BIOS to selct the sata mode.

onchip sata device>onchip sata controller>sata mode: IDE, AHCI, RAID

and

onboard PCI device>storage controller>sata mode: IDE, AHCI, RAID

Do I set them both AHCI or RAID?
post #14 of 17
Onchip SATA controller is probably the Intel one.

PCI SATA controller is probably the Marvell one. (I didn't look up whether your board has a Marvell SATA3 controller, but most of those Intel ones do.)

Which to set depends on which ports you're plugged into. But it's recommended to run RAID off the Intel controller.
     
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post #15 of 17
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I have installed the jmicron sata drivers and the INTEL Application Accelerator RAID Driver (from the Abit site), set the bios to RAID the two drives but windows does no recognize the drives in My computer. When I set the bIOS to ACHI or IDE the drive will show up.

When my computer boots up there is a warning in the post screen and it says "ACHI BIOS not installed!!" then it proceeds to boot into windows after displaying a list of the drives that are in the raid.

when I launch the Intel Matrix storage console, it detects the raid but I can't access them at all.
Edited by aweir - 8/23/11 at 10:19pm
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Ok, I deleted the raid and I want to start all over from the beginning. What do I do first? Set the BIOS to RAID or install the raid drivers?
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Ok, I deleted the raid and I want to start all over from the beginning. What do I do first? Set the BIOS to RAID or install the raid drivers?
I sent you a private message. Will be easier helping you that way.
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