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post #11 of 39
Not for the HDDs

Did you install all the nVidia drivers that came with your motherboard?
    
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nVidia as in GPU drivers? I didn't install anything from my motherboard CD. I just downloaded from the internet.
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post #13 of 39
When you set up Windows XP. It asks you to hit F6 to install RAID driver. Thats where you're suppose to do it. I guess you didn't

Actually I just re-check and you're running Vista. Just load the RAID driver to windows and you should be set
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post #14 of 39
No... not that

He did the F6 thing, otherwise the RAID would not even work

There are nVidia drivers for the motherboard chipset (which is nVidia)

Look them up on the CD... and install those (within XP).
    
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post #15 of 39
yea if your drives still have the jumpers on- take them off--
edit: i hope you can do this while the drives are in RAID- i didnt think about if it would mess anything up- could someone confirm that its alright to power down computer and take jumpers off?
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I'd power off and remove it. Don't have the computer running while doin it. Bad idea
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post #17 of 39
I didn't know you could run more than 2 drives in Raid-0, Unless they are 2 separate Raid's. I would recommend getting a Raid-5 card and running all 4 that way.
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post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by Mr Bear View Post
I didn't know you could run more than 2 drives in Raid-0, Unless they are 2 separate Raid's. I would recommend getting a Raid-5 card and running all 4 that way.
Raid 0 can be run with as many drives as you want (within reason and limitation of the number of channels you have), but it does have diminishing returns after 4 or so drives. Raid 5 is not great performance. Raid 0 for performance, or Raid 10 if you controller supports it for performance/redundancy are a much better choice.
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post #19 of 39
Depends. With onboard controllers, RAID5 indeed doesn't perform well (esp. writing performance is abysmal). However, with a true hardware RAID card, it performs very well. Note that onboard controllers are not true hardware, but actually software RAID at the BIOS level.
    
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post #20 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Depends. With onboard controllers, RAID5 indeed doesn't perform well (esp. writing performance is abysmal). However, with a true hardware RAID card, it performs very well. Note that onboard controllers are not true hardware, but actually software RAID at the BIOS level.
really?, wow never knew that- so performance wise would that put onboard in between software and hardware?
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