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IDE Boot drive and SATAII Raid0 DATA

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  1. avvs

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    I have the opposite need. I already have an IDE Boot drive for XP and programs. I would like to setup a Raid0 for my data(videos). My MOBO is GigaByte GA-965G-DS3 which has GSATA2 controller to set up the Raid0 and a PATA port working on the same chip. The manual for setting up SATA RAID0 leads me through to the installation of the OS which I do not need. Once I set up the BIOS and Raid0, the machine does not boot as it cannot see the IDE boot drive. It sees it as a SCSI. Do you have a method of setting up the raid such thatit does not become the boot drive and simply functions as a striped DATA storage ?

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  2. crjdriver

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    I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem, please start your own thread rather than posting on an existing thread. The reason for this is that with one problem per thread it is difficult to follow what has/has not been done; with two or more it becomes impossible.
     
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    As to your problem, you would need to enter the bios and select the ide drive as the boot drive.

    FWIW I never recommend using onboard raid. It has always been my opinion that if you want raid, buy a real raid card. If you are just looking for fast drive access, I would go with one of the new seagate 7200.11 drives. They have 32meg of cache and they are just about as fast as a raptor drive.
     
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    One other item. Does your board have two ide connectors that are not controlled by the raid controller OR are all of the pata [ide] connectors controlled by the raid controller?

    This is one of the many reasons I dislike onboard raid.
     
  5. avvs

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    Thanks crjdriver,

    I have only one PATA. MY OS IDE is Master and a DVD writer is the slave. This PATA is controlled by the GSATA2 chipset along with two SATA II connectors for the Raid0. I have four other SATAII non-raidable connectors ICH8.

    Since starting my thread, I downloaded GBB36X driver from Gigabyte, upgraded my BIOS to F5, got hold of a spare IDE drive, reinstalled WIndows XP Home SP2, used the F6 option to install the third party raid driver ( GBB36X) and found it possible to actually boot up my system.

    But I ran into a new snag. I can see my raided drive in the Disk Management console but it is unallocated. It cannot be seen in the MY Computer Display. Do you know how to initialize it ? Apparently it can be striped in an XP Pro.and not in XP home.

    You know of any solutions ? Thanks

    AVVS
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Did you partition/format the array in disk management?
     
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