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Well I know exactly how to setup RAID and everything on my system w/ my board but my Floppy drive doesn't want to work.

Is there any other way to install the drivers in WinXP setup?
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I was under the impression you can't RAID on ICH8 south bridges. Thats why I didn't get raid...
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Not possible without a PCI RAID controller, or a motherboard with an ICH8R southbridge.
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Well, even AFTER you get a PCI raid controller, you can make a slipstream version of XP.

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/51568-...ght=slipstream
 
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Before you tell someone that something isn't possible, try doing a little reasearch first.

You DO NOT need a third party RAID controller for use on a GIGABYTE DS3/S3 mobo.

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Originally Posted by From GIGABYTE's website
RAID Function for Storage Device
Supporting RAID 0, 1,JBOD function, GIGABYTE SATA2 and PATA Controller delivers completely solution for storage interface to increase fault tolerance, improve data access performance and provides additional interface for more IDE devices

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...me=GA-965P-DS3
From this, and the info I read in my S3's manual, I'm gleaning that RAID 1 or 0 is possible, but only on the two purple SATA connections on the mobo. They are the one's that are operated by the GIGABYTE SATAII controller, which, unlike the Intel ICH8, is capable of RAID operations.
    
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In answer to your original question, you can either use the slipstream option Krunk_Kracker listed, or use a program that will make a USB key appear as a floppy & drop the drivers on that.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchfire
Before you tell someone that something isn't possible, try doing a little reasearch first.

You DO NOT need a third party RAID controller for use on a GIGABYTE DS3/S3 mobo.



From this, and the info I read in my S3's manual, I'm gleaning that RAID 1 or 0 is possible, but only on the two purple SATA connections on the mobo. They are the one's that are operated by the GIGABYTE SATAII controller, which, unlike the Intel ICH8, is capable of RAID operations.
I heard from chozart that the ICH8 southbridge, which is on The S3 and DS3 do not support raid. However, the ICH8R southbridge (guess what the R stands for ) DOES support raid and is in the P5W Deluxe amongst others.
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Quote:
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I heard from chozart that the ICH8 southbridge, which is on The S3 and DS3 do not support raid. However, the ICH8R southbridge (guess what the R stands for ) DOES support raid and is in the P5W Deluxe amongst others.
The GIGABYTE DS3 mobo uses the ICH8 southbridge, but it also has an additional controller, dubbed the GIGABYTE SATAII controller. This is the device that allows SATA RAID functionality on the DS3 and S3 motherboards. It has nothing to do with the Intel ICH8.
    
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post #9 of 11
Why not just buy yourself a new floppy drive and save yourself the headache of trying to outsmart Microsoft? Nobody can figure out what or why Microsoft does what it does. But if you can't beat em join em?

A new floppy drive costs $6 at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103109
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchfire
The GIGABYTE DS3 mobo uses the ICH8 southbridge, but it also has an additional controller, dubbed the GIGABYTE SATAII controller. This is the device that allows SATA RAID functionality on the DS3 and S3 motherboards. It has nothing to do with the Intel ICH8.
oh... then why cant he make it work? lol j/k, nvm mate
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