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Please help P5B RAID0 question ICH8

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I just ordered a P5B (vanilla) from newegg, but I have been reading that it has the ICH8 chipset, not ICH8R... Will I be able to do RAID0 with two of my drives with this board?

The two Micron ports support Raid0 but one is external..so im not sure how well that will work...
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You'll have to buy SATA optical drives then, if you expect a RAID with the JMicron and definitely, using that controller will be a bad idea IMO.
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yeah, setting up RAID withe JMicron controller is ok, but not the best choise.... esp. when one of the ports is external.

IT will work, but you'll need a special cable for it.
    
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yeah, setting up RAID withe JMicron controller is ok, but not the best choise.... esp. when one of the ports is external.

IT will work, but you'll need a special cable for it.
ah, hmm not bad.. as long as it works and theres no performance loss!, what sort of cable would i need? would u mind if I immed u on AIM and asked u about that since u have this setup?

edit: is this the cable i'd need? esata to sata?

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ah, hmm not bad.. as long as it works and theres no performance loss!, what sort of cable would i need? would u mind if I immed u on AIM and asked u about that since u have this setup?
Woops.. forgot to update a system spec there

My bad. Given the fact that I didn't have the eSATA cable, I didn't set up RAID on the P5B Deluxe.

Here is a cable that you can use:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812200092

Since the jmicron is used by other boards also (although not with the eSATA port), and performance seems to be pretty good, I don't see any reason not to try it out.

Again, my apologies for the mistake in my system specs (did change mobo, forgot to remove 'RAID' from the hard drive specs)
    
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and ill be able to boot off this RAID array???

will it harm performance at all?
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and ill be able to boot off this RAID array???

will it harm performance at all?
You shuold be able to make the array bootable yes.

And performance will still be WAY better than a single drive on the ICH8 southbridge.
    
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sweet thx, ill pick up that cable tomorrow at frys and update u on the situation when the board comes in on tuesday
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