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hey ocn,

i went to install a second hard drive in raid 0 and everything went fine.........

except that when i go to install vista it prompts me that i need to update my cd drive drivers

that's fine and dandy if i could find my driver cd!!!

i can only find the nero trial that came with it...not the actual driver cd

i tried dling the drivers and then getting them on via flash drive, but they only have driver updates on the samsung website

my DVD drive is a samsung SH-S203B, if anyone wants to copy their driver cd and mail it to me i would pay them handsomely, lol

any suggestions?
    
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That's strange to me, but not surprising. You don't have a drive to swap just for the OS install?
    
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Vista should automatically recognize the drives... it has drivers built in :\\
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I don't know about software drivers but there is a firmware update out on the web. Actually, it popped up on a few sites like softpedia, techspot, etc.
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It shouldn't need drivers for your optical drive, the only thing I can think of is its a sata optical drive and vista is looking for drivers for your sata controller.
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It shouldn't need drivers for your optical drive, the only thing I can think of is its a sata optical drive and vista is looking for drivers for your sata controller.
i actually think that is the root of the issue because in my bios the Disc Drive is recognized as RAIDTTMSC-DVD294U (made up the part after the word raid, lol)
as opposed to just TTMSC-DVD294U like it used to before i made the 1TB virtual drive

it still reads the vista install cd though so i don't know what's up......

a friend of mine with an IDE dvd drive is coming over and i'll see if i can load vista off of that drive and figure it out from there

I'm just hoping that someone with my MOBO and RAID0 sees this thread and tells me what their settings/used sata slots are, i don't see a problem with where they are at now but then again it's not working.

i'll update with my results
    
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i hooked up my friends DD and it gets me past the previous error screen.... but it stops again when vista fails to detect my hard drives at all.

if i boot with my normal disc drive hooked into a sata slot, i cant even get into the bios, it justs brings up the raid prompt and scans the drives until i get the error 'Something wrong with your hardware'

alternatively, if i only have the ide DD hooked up, it lets me go into the bios and it shows the 1TB drive.

i now realize that my problem lies in my sata ports / master/slave configuration.

i need help here, i dont see any obvious changes i can make in the bios as the DD isint hooked up when i am in there... and the manual stops helping once it ekplains the 'fastbuilder' raid utility.

any ideas?
(i'm desperate.... i'm typing this from my Wii.)
    
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???

Can you manually enable/disable your sata ports for raid?
    
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ok, i'm in the same spot but i have some specific questions based on the physical sata hookups

on the M2R32-MVP, there are 4 sata ports

________ ________
____|_sata3_|_|_sata1_|
____|_sata4_|_|_sata2_|

1 and 3 are Red and the manual says they are the master ones, and are used for the "Boot disk"

2 and 4 are black and the manual says that they are the "slave" ones and are used for "Data Disk"

i have them hooked up as follows
________ ________
____|_sata3_|_|_DVDRW_|------->master ports
____|_HDD1_|_|__HDD2__|------->slave ports

i want to know if i have them backwards or not

are they good?

EDIT (@polo224): it only gives me the option Main/Storage Configuration/Sata Type.....my 4 options are Native ide, legacy ide, RAID or AHCI..............no singular changes

The other menu in "storage configuration" is "On Chip sata channel", and my options are "enabled or "disabled" but i don't think that will change anything (i think it just lets me see the sata type option)
    
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post #10 of 14
My board has descrete RAID SATA ports but from what you put in your previous post, i would try:
________ ________
____|_DVDRW_|_|_HDD1_|------->master ports
____|_sata4_|_|__HDD2__|------->slave ports
    
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