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im done with ctrl i used 128 stripe , but when im installing windows it says i dont have a hard drive sad
    
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did you press F6 when the Windows installer pops up? you need to make sure you first have RAID set up in the Intel Matrix Controller (by pressing Ctrl-I during POST). also, on the first page of your BIOS, go into IDE configuration and set SATA as RAID. on the Advanced page of your BIOS, make sure the JMicron controller is NOT set to RAID, as that will be controlling your optical drives.

if this becomes too frustrating for you, you can always plug your hard drives into the orange SATA ports on your motherboard and use the Asus EZ RAID feature. it isn't quite as fast as the Intel RAID, but it's completely painless. all you have to do is set the jumper on your motherboard and you're done configuring.
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it was named volume 1, set to stripe , 128, i forgot the last option.. Seems to be working fine but when i reach the windows setup the hard drives cant be found?
    
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Did you install the "F6" Raid Drivers?

You need a floopy drive or a USB drive to install them.

I'll try to find instructions.
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it was named volume 1, set to stripe , 128, i forgot the last option.. Seems to be working fine but when i reach the windows setup the hard drives cant be found?
i've done this before and you just have to set those two options in your BIOS. then it will work.

on the first page of your BIOS, go to IDE Configuration and set SATA as RAID. enable Onboard Serial-ATA BOOTROM.

then go to Advanced/ Chipset/ Onboard Devices Configuration and set JMicron Controller Mode to Basic. the JMicron controll will only be used to control your IDE optical drives (assuming your optical drives are IDE and not SATA).

also, "Volume 1" is a boring name for your new RAID array. i recommend giving it a saucy name.
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post #16 of 26
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First off, jmmicron used to be set to raid i changed it to basic (thank you). then when i was in microsoft setup i pressed f6. There was 2 choices, the first one made sense the other option said "other" so i chose the first option. Am i doing it right? and what drivers? the cd which came with the motherboard which holds all my drivers?
    
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post #17 of 26
Read your manual for the EZRAID jumper settings. It's all in there. You shouldnt have to install drivers. I didnt anyway.
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okay, we're getting there. after you press F6, your next option will be to press "S" to Select SCSI or RAID drivers. you will need a floppy disk with your RAID driver on it at this point. it will tell you to put the disc in Drive A and press Enter. do this.

now you're looking for Intel Matrix ICH7 Desktop RAID driver. it has to be ICH7 and it has to be RAID - not AHCI. if you don't see it in your list of options, scroll down. you might only see a list of several different drivers, but you can usually scroll down further to see the rest of the list. this is not intuitive at all, as there is no scroll bar on the right letting you know that you can scroll down further.
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post #19 of 26
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mate do i need to download anything or just look for it there? thanks a lot!!
    
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post #20 of 26
like Mike said, the EZ RAID is the easiest way to do it, but i've tried the Intel RAID and the EZ RAID and i can vouch that Intel RAID is faster.

if you haven't already gotten the most current RAID driver, go here http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-021728.htm and get it. click the left Download link to get the Software Installation Utility. look for the driver that says F6 Installation on it. it will allow you to make a floppy disk that has many different Intel drivers on it. the only one you need is ICH7 RAID.
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