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P5B Deluxe and Intel RAID Matrix

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alright so i have my raid-0 setup going great, but now I've learned about "slicing" and am very intrigued and interested in doing it, but now i have questions but what else is new

so the questions are as follows:

1) how do i enable Volume Write-Bach Cache (see attached picture)
2) how would i go about slicing my raid array for the best performance as described Here
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When first configuring your system in the bios you are going to first:

1. Enter the bios and enable Raid as your primary boot device.
2. Enable the Matrix Boot Rom
3. Upon the next system restart, press "Control + i" to enter the Matrix boot rom.
4. You will configure your array by first pressing "Create Array"
5. Select the Configuration (Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 5)
6. Select the amount of drives to use in this array.
7. Select the Capacity to use for the first Raid 0 slice. Example: 20GB
8. Select the stripe size.
9. Press Create Array

It will now let you know that you can not use the matrix without using all capacity on the drives so you are going to click "Create Array" again.

10. Now, you will go ahead and use the rest of your drives capacity to make the Raid 0 or Raid 1 by using the procedure I just noted.

After that, everything is fine. You can disable the boot rom if you prefer, I leave it active by default. Now, you simply boot from CDRom, install your operating system and make sure you have a Raid/AHCI driver floppy disk created for the operating system. When you enter windows you are going to want to install the latest Intel Matrix drivers and configuration utility.

11. Go into advanced options in the Windows Matrix Configuration Utility and enable write back caching on both the Raid 0 slice and Raid 0/1 slice.
never mind i got it
post #3 of 3
you could have done it from device manager i beleive. by either double clicking the harddisk in device manager or the controller, i forget off the top of my head but one of the two has the options.
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