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    Default Re: How about a Raid installation guide....

    On the Pre-install version I do not see anything higher than an ICH8R driver? Will that be OK for my ICH10R UDP3?
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    Default Re: How about a Raid installation guide....

    NO, you must use the ICH10R driver for RAID, it is in there you just must scroll up or down when you get to select the driver version during the install. See here I show images of where it is in the list (under ICH8R so scroll down) >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-x...67/#post265977

    And here for another version, but just to show you ALL ICHxR Drivers are included you just have to scroll >>>
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    Default Re: How about a Raid installation guide....

    so all I need is the 8.5.0.1032 or 8.6.0.1007 files extracted onto a floppy and then F6 at startup, select ICH10R Raid on install and I'm good to go right?

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    Default Re: How about a Raid installation guide....

    Yeap, be sure you grab the latest version, for your system 32/64 and put on floppy and you will be good to go. Dont put them in a folder on the floppy as I think that may cause issues

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    any recommendations on stripe/cluster size. Mainly just gaming, benching and surfing.... no graphics (large files) type of work.
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    Default Re: How about a Raid installation guide....

    I'd seriously recommend having a separate (200Gb or so or maybe a smaller SSD) OS drive and then have the RAID volume for the data only. You can move your whole "Documents and settings" (XP) or Users (Vista) folder over to the RAID volume using an unattended install file at install time.
    This will prove useful if later you run into issues with the RAID volume - you will still be able to boot the machine and do possible maintance on the RAID via the intel matrix raid software.
    Also Id recommend getting RAID specific drives (Western digital have a good RAID series). They cost a little more but you will greatly reduce the risk of drives spontainously dropping from the array (a problem I have experienced a lot - although still not sure of exact cause).
    Make certain as well to install the intel matrix raid software so you can monitor the volume from within windows. If something goes wrong with the array - you can fix it here.
    And dont forget that RAID is not backup... have a good backup solution as well...
    Last edited by Ricibob; 11-21-2008 at 05:35 AM.

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    Default Re: How about a Raid installation guide....

    I use 64kb stripe and find it very fast. But since you game you may want to use 128kb as game files are usually pretty large

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