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Alright, so i've ordered my 2 320gig seagate drives(sata) and a dfi p965-s dark motherboard (matrix raid)

What steps will i need to take to set up RAID 0? I'm a raid noobie
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Windows XP I assume?

1) check if you have everything necessary: two hard drives, floppy drive, floppy with RAID (intel matrix) drivers.
2) boot PC. Go into BIOS and set SATA to RAID
3) save/exit BIOS. After POST you'll see the bootrom for the RAID controller and a key combo to enter it. Likely <CTRL> +<I> (or <A>)
4) build the RAID array in the bootrom menu. Should be self-explanatory.
5) reboot
6) start Windows installation from the CD
7) right after installation starts, you'll see a notice to hit F6 for SCSI/RAID drivers. DO THIS (I just tap it a few times). Nothing seems to happen. this is normal.
8) Windows will continue loading tons of drivers
9) after a while you'll be asked for the floppy. Insert and pick the correct RAID driver.
10) Install happily ever after
    
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:QFT, put that as an FAQ lol.

People keep asking about it
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lol i forgot i can't rep you
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post #5 of 12
Good list Chozart =)


I don't know about DFI, but the CD's in ASUS boards have a utility to "Make a Driver Disk". Makes it easy for you to make that floppy. It's really easy if you just follow the steps. One thing to remmeber is thta important step of setting the configuration in BIOS for "RAID", and remmeber whenever you flash your BIOS you have to do that again.


You'll like those Seagates. They are working great in my RAID, and I just ordered 2 more to add a RAID to another system I am re-building.
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Are floppies mandatory for RAID? Do CDs or USB drives work?
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For XP, need floppies.
    
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Excellent info Chozart!

Thanks!
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
For XP, need floppies.
Or create a SlipStream XP disk.


Slipstream = create a modified XP install disk with add-on drivers and other customization. It takes about 10-20 mins to create. www.nliteos.com

XP does not support optical or USB drives for driver installs. (Well, sort of... there is ONE type of USB that it allows but it is a special IBM one.)
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For XP, need floppies.
Can Vista use CDs or USB flash drives?
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