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I finished my first build last night, and it works flawlessly (thanks to many of you on OCN). However, there is one little annoyance I'm not sure how to deal with. When I was setting up RAID with my hard drives, I used the Gigabyte controller and followed the direction in the manual. The RAID works, but the annoying RAID BIOS keeps happening at my startup, adding a good 10-15 seconds. I was wondering if there was any way to get rid of this without loosing RAID functionality, or if other users are having this problem. Thanks!
    
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lol ... the RAID controller BIOS *HAS* to initialize during system startup, there is no way around it

This initialization process is what detects the presence of your drives, and if the integrity of the drives that make up your RAID array check fine...
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Weak! I can't speed it up at all? That stupid "press ctrl+g for RAID" crap takes up half of my startup...
    
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Sorry man, yes, that's the way it goes ... that's the ICH9R BIOS initialization process.
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Even though I'm using the Gigabyte RAID and not the intel one? Oh well ill just have to deal. Haha thanks though, +rep for your time.
    
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Even though I'm using the Gigabyte RAID and not the intel one? Oh well ill just have to deal. Haha thanks though, +rep for your time.
Your board has an Intel ICH9R RAID controller...
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Weak! I can't speed it up at all? That stupid "press ctrl+g for RAID" crap takes up half of my startup...
you have to press that key combination everytime on boot up? O.o don't think you really need to, its just a message while it's booting up, no need to press the key and get into the setup
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