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Ok, so this if for the pc with the specs below, not my pc. I built my pc with RAID 0 about a year ago with no probs. Now, I'm at work right now and I just built a custom pc for the business and I can't get things working correctly. So I know the gurus on here can help me.

My problem is this, pc starts fine, raid has been enabled, ports 3 and 4 are enabled as they are on the mobo, the raid has been set up with both hard drives, I cleared the disk data, I hit the set boot (made it bootable) and then I begin the process of installing windows. Now, I hit the F6 a kajillion times lol. Then when it comes to the part about installing any scsi adapters, etc etc for mass storage devices, above those two paragraphs with *asteriks in front of them, it says <none>, shouldn't it say something there? So I hit S to install the support drivers and it says "Please insert the disk labeled Manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk into Drive A: *Press ENTER when ready. I hit enter with the floppy in and it acts like it's reading it, but comes back with that same message over and over again. I then try just skipping that and going on to format the drives. Well...it stil has my two drives listed separately, but is that because the RAID drivers have not been installed so that it sees it as one? When I'm in the RAID setup utility before bios, it has it listed as one, healthy, boot yes, everything is set right there...

I can't figure this out, but need to get it working for my business so they can start using it. You guys almost always come up with the answers! Thanks!

Specs:
-DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
-AMD x2 4400
-OCZ GameXStream ATX12V 700W Power Supply
-4gb CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
-XFX GeForce 7950GT 512MB
-SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
-2 in RAID 0 -Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
-Thermaltake Armor Case
-18x Dvd Burner Samsung
-Wireless Network Adapater Linksys
-Smart card reader for the drive bay
-Firewire PCI card
-ViewSonic Q19wb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
-Win XP Pro

Let me know if you need anything else. I can't seem to figure this out yet, and like I said, it was like a year ago when I installed my RAID 0 and everythinbg went perfectly. I have the tutorial from this forum for RAID 0 printed out next to me as well, followed it perfectly like I did a year ago, yet I have the problem above.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 17
RAID0 Raptors for a business PC? Isn't that overkill plus the effort of backing up and cost any downtime during a restore?
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Have you got the Raid Array as the first bootable device in bios?
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I work at a graphics business. And if you've ever worked with some of the bigger files we do, you would know why we need a higher en pc. It's not just some office pc for typing or browsing the internet. We usually have Corel, Illustrator, Photoshop, Postershop, and a couple other things running at once with all of those graphics programs having files open at the same time. Plus, we HAVE to have RAID 0 to be able to run the big Mimamki printer that we use. We have to be able to read and write at the same time.
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Where is the floppy disc from? OEM or did you make it yourself? You might want to go to dfi street and see if there is any drivers for raid on their site.
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Have you got the Raid Array as the first bootable device in bios?
One sec, let me go check. I remember switching it before for the Cd deal. It will probably be a simple answer like this to my problem lol. Brb.
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Where is the floppy disc from? OEM or did you make it yourself? You might want to go to dfi street and see if there is any drivers for raid on their site.
It's the raid floppy disk in the DFI box. That's what I used before when I did RAID 0 on my pc.

And I put the hard disk as the first boot device, and it still has the two separate drives for some reason. Aren't they separate when I'm ready to format them due to the fact that I can't get the RAID drivers to install and control them as one?
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Has raid been enabled in the bios?
Sorry I don't have time to stay and help more. It sounds like something simple tho. I gots to go back to work.
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Has raid been enabled in the bios?
Sorry I don't have time to stay and help more. It sounds like something simple tho. I gots to go back to work.
Yes, I enabled RAID and I also enabled ports 3 and 4 as that is where I have the sata cables plugged into on my mobo.

Yeah, I imagine it is something simple. Just can't figure it out yet.
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RAID 0 Raptors in a graphics business? Using AMD processors? lmao I was a graphics designer years before i took up my childhood hobby of I.T. If you had any sense you would use Macs and SCSI drives for the h/w. Those hard disks are slow compared to 15k rpm scsi drives, plus they are far too small for dealing with the demands of large files. Also why have an overclockable enthusiast motherboard? You need to go back top the drawing board with that h/w lol
 
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