ga-8inxp raid setup

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Zrom

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I plan on building a system with the gigabyte 8inxp motherboard. I was going to set up a raid 0 array with 2 40gb ata133 hard drives (IDE3 & 4) and have another 60gb ata100 hd as a backup (IDE1). I planned to install winxp on the array however the manual says to use a floppy disk to install the drivers, but the damn thing is on a CD. I downloaded a 5mb+ zip file from the company support page (but i cant put this on the floppy). Will it work if i just pick out the winxp files and put it on the disk or will i need the whole thing? Also would this raid configuration work?
 
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Nice choice of boards!

What you will need to do is browse the CD to get the drivers for your operating system. you may also check thier website, I believe that they have a driver download that will extract to a floppy.

I run mine as ATA-133 instead of RAID, so all I had to do when I set mine up was load the drivers during XP setup.


NOTE: There is a BIOS Setting to toggle between ATA and RAID. Check that and once that is set correctly, Windows should install and setup RAID without much difficulty!


Good Luck!

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Thanks for the reply... I just have one more question, how can I get the system to install the os to the raid array instead of the primary ide channel? Do i have to make changes to the boot settings or would it automatically install to the array after I load in the drivers?
 
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