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you have to goto your bios and enable the raid controller. change it from sata to raid.then reboot. there will be a screen to set up the raid .(usually ctrl+ a letter or f key). go into it and setup the raid. reboot and install os of your choice.
note 1. you might need the raid drivers to install the os.
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That would be raid 1.

As for setting up raid, you would have to go into your BIOS and enable the use of raid. Then when you reboot it should show you some sort of option to load the RAID utility. From there you go ahead and setup your raid config. Reboot, install your OS, Enjoy.

One other note about Raid 0, it may be fast, but it has zero redudency. Meaning if you lose 1 disk, you lose the entire array = all data on those disks lost.

Bryan
i think you migh have it back words.
with raid 0 half is sent to one drive while the other half is sent to the other drive.
with raid 1 both hard drives bothe get the infromation, thus the reduncey. so actually the 400g is only 200, but you have the back up all the time.
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Correct, but in raid 0, if you lose a disk, you can't rebuild the disk as "half" the information is gone. Its 100% lose in raid 0
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Correct, but in raid 0, if you lose a disk, you can't rebuild the disk as "half" the information is gone. Its 100% lose in raid 0
that is true. that is why most people will use a raid 0 for os's. games and apps. also having a storage drive for the rest. of backing up the raid drive using norton ghost or similar program.
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so if I was to use raid 0 I would have 400GB of space to use?

what about the raid drivers for windows on gigabytes website? are those used when in the OS?

and what about when installing XP it asks do you want to install raid drivers? what drivers are those?
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If you are installing XP, I do believe you need to put the drivers on a floppy disk. When installing windows, before it starts coping files, it should ask you to press f6 to load raid drivers. You press F6. You then point Xp to the drivers on your floppy,(CD drive might work, not sure) The drivers are located on the gigabyte website.
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If you are installing XP, I do believe you need to put the drivers on a floppy disk. When installing windows, before it starts coping files, it should ask you to press f6 to load raid drivers. You press F6. You then point Xp to the drivers on your floppy,(CD drive might work, not sure) The drivers are located on the gigabyte website.
XP installer doesn't support optical drives.

The other option is to integrate the drivers into the installer (slipstream): www.nliteos.com
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I don't know why I bothered asking about XP there as I will be re formatting and installing vista when I get my new ram and 4870. How does the process work on vista?

I might be getting 2 80GB HDDs then i can use a 250g as storage.

So if i was using two 80gs I would have in total 160GB?
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I don't know why I bothered asking about XP there as I will be re formatting and installing vista when I get my new ram and 4870. How does the process work on vista?

I might be getting 2 80GB HDDs then i can use a 250g as storage.

So if i was using two 80gs I would have in total 160GB?
yes 2 x 80 =160g
vista supports cdroms,usb, floppy drives to get the drivers you need.

if it does not show the hd then you will need the drivers. if it does you can just install on it then update the drivers after windows is installed.
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