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Okay, I am trying to set up RAID with my EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 680i Motherboard. I have two WD 160GB SATAII drives in the 1 and 2 SATA slots (the two by themselves that face towards the front). In the BIOS, I go to integrated peripherals and to RAID config, where I enable it, but then the list shows:

EDIT: (fixed list below)

SATA 0 Primary..........[Disabled]
SATA 0 Secondary......[Disabled]
SATA 1 Primary..........[Disabled]
SATA 1 Secondary......[Disabled]
SATA 2 Primary..........[Disabled]
SATA 2 Secondary......[Disabled]

What the heck am I supposed to do with these? This isn't in the RAID setup utility, it's in the BIOS....

Anyone have this Motherboard and done this before?
    
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In the main part of BIOS, in which SATA ports are the drives recognized? Enable the matching ones for SATA.
    
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post #3 of 11
enable them all, thats what i did, then restart and go into the raid bios and setup the array as you wish, i am almost positve the 2 ports you are talking about are 0
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post #4 of 11
that sets the ports to standard ATA mode... or RAID mode...

enable RAID mode on all channels you plan on having your RAID array attached to

(you can also mix-mode the array with IDE/PATA and SATA HDDs)
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post #5 of 11
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Okay, it's kinda wierd but are SATA 1 and 2 ports actually "SATA 0 Primary" and "SATA 0 Secondary" then in the BIOS?? Why would they label half of them "secondary". Also, I have a SATA CD/DVD connected to SATA port 3, I probably don't want to enable SATA on that port, right?
    
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post #6 of 11
RAID you mean

In the main part of your BIOS (where time and date can be set), you should see which designation your SATA drives got.
    
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post #7 of 11
you see that Sata riser? that is your sata 0 primary and secondary....you have to use those to use RAID0.....
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post #8 of 11
when u have them enabled, you need to hit f-10 or f-7 something like that on restart and it will give you the option to set them up and all that.
    
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
you see that Sata riser? that is your sata 0 primary and secondary....you have to use those to use RAID0.....

Incorrect

SATA 0-3 are just the port numbers... and all ports can be used with RAID 0/1 1+0 or 5 or whatever else your raid controller supports...
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
you see that Sata riser? that is your sata 0 primary and secondary....you have to use those to use RAID0.....
I think this is right actually - the two riser ports are SATA 1 and 2 according to the EVGA website, and SATA 0 Primary and Secondary are the two first ones in the list in the BIOS. I'll try it and see what happens.

Thanks guys, I always appreciate the help and hope I can return the favor sometime!
    
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