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post #11 of 25
Go to Advanced Chipset options. Or the Chipset options menu
post #12 of 25
It's a little different on a P4P800 series board Enterprise

On the main menu, go to IDE configuration. Set Enhanced Mode Support On to [P-ATA + S-ATA]. Then, Configure S-ATA as RAID should be [YES]

Then, save and exit, reboot, let the system POST, and right after the BIOS is done, the RAID controller should show up (Still black screen with white letter). It'll give a key combo to enter it (I believe it's <CTRL> + <I> if I remember correctly on the P4P800 series)

That should do it.
    
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under the option of "configure sata as" I have got only IDE or AHCI.
a little bit earlier I said I have got a p5pl2 mobo but it has no raid so I just took a P5B mobo which surely has raid controller. (I am working in computer shop and i have plenty of computer stuff around).
I am following the instructions of the user guide that came with the mobo but I can't enter in the "raid bios utility". user guide says press ctrl-J to enter it but nothing happens when I push those buttons.
I don't know what to do now, I am desperately needing some help.......
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Press 'Ctrl & I' to enter the raid utility.

Press it at POST and again just after post to make sure

I did all this yesterday on the same board
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Maybe you are right but here at my rig nothing happens even after CTRL & I.
Should i leave any CD or floppy inside, anything i don't know......
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post #16 of 25
No disk needed at this point.

In Bios for the P5B there are two RAID options. One is under IDE Config which I think you already have selected, the other one is JDMicron RAID Config which is found in the Onboard options in the bios.......select the RAID option there too (that is exactly the same way I did it yesterday?
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still nothing.... do u advice any bios update? Can this help me?
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post #18 of 25
Err.. is that a P5B? If so, then there is only RAID support on the secondary controller. The P5B has the ICH8 southbridge which does NOT support RAID. Setting up RAID on the secondary controller of that board is tricky also, since one of the SATA connectors is onboard and the second connector is an e-SATA connector on the backpanel. The P5B is thus not a good board to set up RAID.

Now, if you have the P5B-E or the P5B Deluxe, then you can set up RAID on the southbridge (ICH8R)

Maybe, just maybe, you have the P5B, connected the HDD's on the main controller (ICH8), and then set up the secondary controller as RAID. Since no hard drives are connected to this controller, the utility won't work, since there are simply no hard drivers for RAID
    
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I believed and in fact I was sure that p5b had raid support.
well this option of having one sata connector onboard and the other at the back-panel to make up raid is really useless. the external sata connector is a benefit but why should that be used in raid with another internal HDD. couldn't they use raid in the onboard connectors and live out the external one? really inconvenient. I really don't understand what ASUS had in mind when designing this board.

Anyway thanks to you all for your suggestions and advices. we'll met, maybe, in other threads.
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post #20 of 25
I agree that this is a silly design aspect of that board.

Just for future reference, for Intel boards it's easy to recognize which southbridge supports RAID and with not. The letter R should show up in the ID of the Southbridge: ICH8R (yes RAID) v. ICH8 (no RAID).

I made a FAQ about RAID support for Core 2 Duo boards, since this is an issue that did show up quite a few times.

Another popular board that has RAID only on a secondary controller is the Gigabyte DS3. However, in that case, both connectors are onboard
    
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