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I just got a new MB to replace my old fried one, and that's great, but the problem is that I have a RAID 0 setup, and this new motherboard only supports nVidia RAID. With my old MB I used the Silicon Image RAID Controller to make the RAID, and then added the second HD to use as storage by plugging it into a different set of SATA connectors, and Windows had no problems. Now with the new MB (in sig) It doesn't have seperate ports for RAID and single SATA drives, and for whatever reason, my HD I want to use as D: for music and stuff doesn't show up under computer management at all. System tray shows the drive as being connected, because I can "Safely Remove" it, but it doesn't show up in Windows as a disk. I hate nVidia RAID, and I know that's where the problem lies, but I can't seem to fix it. Any help? Also, I can configure the D: as a JBOD raid in BIOS, and then it shows up as D:, but the NTFS on it is gone and it says it needs to be formatted, but when it finishes, it says the drive cannot be formatted. (There's nothing wrong with the drive itself) Why do I have to add it as a JBOD, when clearly it's not, it's just a single drive? Thanks in advance.<br />
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Unfortunately a previous RAID setup wont work on a new motherbaord. It will have to be re-done mate. However for the HDD not showing up in Windows make sure that you have SATA enabled and SATA RAID disabled to seeif it shows up.. <br />
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Also follow this FAQ that may help. <a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/89757-how-get-windows-xp-recognise-your.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/faqs/89757-...nise-your.html</a>
 

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I had the same problem .. go into bio and down at the bottom with the raid options disable sata 3 and 4. . . this enables raid for sata 1 & 2 but allows for single drive recognition on 3 and 4<br><br>
ill elaborate more when i get home. . .at school and recalling from memory<br><br>
EDIT >> do this: BIOS -> IDE configuration -> Enable nVidia RAID Function -> Enable SATA 1 -> Enable SATA 2 -> Disable SATA 3 -> Disable Sata 4<br><br>
>> This will allow for raid on sata 1 & 2 (so obv plug the raid drives in the top two slots, and allow 3 and 4 for single drive use.<br>
>> alternativly there is an eSATA prot on the mobo but i couldn't/ didnt try toi figure if that could work for internal drives
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had the same problem .. go into bio and down at the bottom with the raid options disable sata 3 and 4. . . this enables raid for sata 1 & 2 but allows for single drive recognition on 3 and 4<br><br>
ill elaborate more when i get home. . .at school and recalling from memory</div>
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Nice and Informative. Well done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool">
 

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Thanks Dan! Greatly appreciated, I'm still getting used to the new MB, and I must have missed that in BIOS. You're my hero, dude. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br><br>
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haha . . . netime . . . after all thats why were here . . . to help each other
 
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