Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › wd6400aaks raid0 help please
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

wd6400aaks raid0 help please

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi I will be receiving two wd6400aaks on friday. My system specs are listed below. This will be my first attempt with Raid0 or otherwise. I will be installing vista64.

My MB has a on board Sata raid controler, but I'm not 100% on what to do first.

I plan on keeping one of my two existing 250gb drives and use it for a backup just in case.

Anyway, anyone have any experience with setting up a Raid0 on the P5N32-e SLI plus MB? or a link that goes through the steps?

Thanks
post #2 of 4
Alrighty, well first you need your RAID drivers. Your motherboard either came with a floppy with them already on there, or knowing Asus, they probably just put a utility on the CD that makes a floppy with the drivers on it for you. Silly Asus.

But yeah, first you have to configure your BIOS for RAID. It should be under the option of "Configure SATA" or something along those lines. Switch that from IDE to RAID. Save and exit BIOS. Once your PC is started, hit the key needed when prompted to get into your RAID BIOS. This the BIOS after the first BIOS. So this place gives you a bunch of options for creating your array. Most RAID BIOSes are a little different; I'm used to using nVidia and Sil RAID BIOSes, but they're basically all the same. Select the option for RAID0 (Striped) and leave the stripe size at 128Kb or so. Some people say they notice a difference with a larger stripe but I think the difference is negligible. Let's face it, RAID0 isn't that huge of a performance gain in most cases. Save and exit.

If your boot order is right, the system will now run the Windows installation CD. Run it and fill out all the usual installation stuff and you will come to a screen that asks you where you want to install Winders. Your array should come up, but before you install make sure you hit the 'load driver' button at the bottom. You can use a CD, flash drive, or floppy to load the drivers. But again, knowing Asus, they have the utility that only allows you to put the RAID drivers on a floppy. So if you don't have a floppy drive you'll have to transfer the file(s) over to a flash drive and use that. Once Windows picks it up all you have to do is select and load the driver. Fill out your timezone and whatever and you are done. Good luck with your RAID config.
Hatredcomputer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T6 Revolution eVGA 8800GTS (for now) RipJaws 6GB DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung 500GB RAID0 Plextor PX755SA 7 x64 Samsung 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Arctosa Corsair HX750 Modular Silverstone TJ07-BW Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
Hatredcomputer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T6 Revolution eVGA 8800GTS (for now) RipJaws 6GB DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung 500GB RAID0 Plextor PX755SA 7 x64 Samsung 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Arctosa Corsair HX750 Modular Silverstone TJ07-BW Razer Lachesis 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks Flaking,

I'm up and running a pair of the 6400aaks in Raid 0, and it is like I can see.

Anyone now what I can use to measure some stats on these?
post #4 of 4
How to set up RAID

Its for XP but it'll work with Vista too

Props to www.scan.co.uk for the guide
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ Gigabyte nForce 550 EVGA 8800GT @SSC 2GB OCZ DDR800 Shiny 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor Tractor 200GB XP Maaate 19" LG LCD Flatron ^^ Umm...Aspire? [550w] 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ Gigabyte nForce 550 EVGA 8800GT @SSC 2GB OCZ DDR800 Shiny 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor Tractor 200GB XP Maaate 19" LG LCD Flatron ^^ Umm...Aspire? [550w] 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › wd6400aaks raid0 help please