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so im going to instal raid 0 first time tomorrow night likely and am getting everything ready as this hd is part of the two. i dont have a raid install floppy but i dl'd it from the msi website. do i just copy and paste the unzipped folder onto the floppy or do i need to make it bootable or anything? also what is the difference between long and quick format?
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Unzip it to the floppy. It will ask you if you would to install a 3rd party raid, but be fast and hit the f8 when it asks
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Originally Posted by Lone136
Unzip it to the floppy. It will ask you if you would to install a 3rd party raid, but be fast and hit the f8 when it asks

Its F-6 It dosn't have to be bootable.
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sorry on the thread invasion, but if you plan on running raid 0, do you need to have 2 of the same HD and have them both wiped?
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sorry on the thread invasion, but if you plan on running raid 0, do you need to have 2 of the same HD and have them both wiped?

As long as they have the same specs, capacity, cache, rpm's.
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what is the diff between the quick format and the not quick format? also when i change the bios to raid do the hd's begin working in tandem with the format or do they need to be both done seperately?
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Quote:
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what is the diff between the quick format and the not quick format? also when i change the bios to raid do the hd's begin working in tandem with the format or do they need to be both done seperately?
When you do a full format, Windows will check the drive for bad sectors. Both will delete all the info.
Once you setup your Raid Array, you only need to do the format once.
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uh i was getting ready to start the process and after i booted it asked if i wanted to setup a radi array, so i said yes, then it gives me a screen where i put both drives to the right and choose striping size etc. i chose 16k and now it is a blue screen that says striping width 2 and then it says something about adapt, channel etc.
1. what is this?
2. will i not need my floppy?
2. is it all correct?
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(just read last post for actual question, not whole thread)i just accepted this configuration and then it went to the setup screen and even though i pressed f6 many times it didnt accept it and went on with install anyway, is this normal.

also it looks like my raid floppy isnt correct, it says it cant find the text setup.exe or something.
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