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How to setup IDE Raid on Asus M489GTD PRo

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Okay so I got two 200gb IDE Harddrives_ that I wanted to setup in Raid on my Asus M489GTD Pro/USB3 motherboard_

I got them both hooked up to the IDE Cable and both setup as Cable select on the jumpers_

Now what do I do?

I plan to use these two HDD for storage purpose only and I wanted to Raid them for a bit of better performance off them.

I Deleted all the partitions on both HDD so they are not Partition yet_

To setup raid do I have to partition these two HDD's? How do I go about setting it up as Raid? I dont know what to do lol

I am very new to raid, if anyone can give me info to help me set this up that would be great_

Thanks in advance

** Note** I am running my OS on an Intel X-25M 80GB SSD & using a Sata 2 500GB HDD as my storage for programs and such**

I want to use these two IDE HDD's for my other things like Music/Videos

Thank you in advance
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you create a RAID Disk in BIOS then format it after that in whatever app you use to do that.
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You don't. It doesn't support IDE (or PATA) raid. It would require having two IDE ports on the motherboard to do that. That board only has SATA Raid.

Of course, if you take the time to read the owners manual/user's guide you would know exactly what capabilities it has and how to set everything up.
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You don't. It doesn't support IDE (or PATA) raid. It would require having two IDE ports on the motherboard to do that. That board only has SATA Raid.

Of course, if you take the time to read the owners manual/user's guide you would know exactly what capabilities it has and how to set everything up.
lol thanks, yeah I decided to pull out the good ole manual_

It doesnt support IDE raid so I just had to do a software setup for it which worked great =]

I end up googling how to setup software raid in windows 7 and apparently its a lot easier than I thought_ got it working =]
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Just don't put anything on it that you aren't prepared to loose. Software raid is one of the worst ideas ever on a computer.
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I don't have anything on there, except some really OLD games that I install on there like NFS Porsche Unleashed and a few other games like age of empires and Command and conquer_ Its a good setup to run old games off =]

Thanks for the headsup tho =]
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