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If i use THIS raid controller, will i still have to press f6 before windows installation to install 3rd party RAID/SCSI drivers?
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Not sure, but do you really want a card like that without an onboard processor? If you buy that, you really provide little advantage other than being able to do RAID 5....All the RAID work gets offloaded to the CPU, slowing everything down.
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Not sure, but do you really want a card like that without an onboard processor? If you buy that, you really provide little advantage other than being able to do RAID 5....All the RAID work gets offloaded to the CPU, slowing everything down.
hmm i see. Could anyone show me a descent raid controller? No budget limit, i just dont want to keep pressing F6 the rest of my life =P
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You WILL still have to F6 when installing windows with a raid card. Windows has no way of seeing a raid array without loading drivers and controller files. If you are adding the array as a second hdd(not bootable) after the windows install then the software with the card will install the drivers when installing the card. The F6 command needs to be used when installing any second party drivers weather it is for onboard or add-on raid.
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You WILL still have to F6 when installing windows with a raid card. Windows has no way of seeing a raid array without loading drivers and controller files. If you are adding the array as a second hdd(not bootable) after the windows install then the software with the card will install the drivers when installing the card. The F6 command needs to be used when installing any second party drivers weather it is for onboard or add-on raid.
darn it. I really do hope the abolish F6 in the future. Wish is could just be (in exact terms) : Buy Windows> Insert CD> Click install> Play
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