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    Default How about a Raid installation guide....

    My UD3P is on the way from newegg along with four 320gb Samsung SATA hdds for Raid 5.

    Could we get a guide for Raid installs for the sake of clarity on installation and bios settings?

    Sorry if I missed a guide, but I took a little time and searched around for one.

    TIA.

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

    I would like to know as well. A guide would be really helpful.

    In my 18 years of using computers, I have never once run raid. But with the 2 x 640GIG hard drives I have coming...doesnt sound like a bad idea.
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    Default Re: How about a Raid installation guide....

    The boards come with a manual that shows you with images how to setup RAID, it is pretty simple. I dont really have time myself to make a guide out, but I can for sure help you if you need it when the time comes.

    Here is TONS of RAID info (Each section super expands) for anyone interested >>>
    Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID)

    As for BIOS settings you will just need to set your BIOS integrated Peripherals page And set the controller to RAID. >>>

    SATA RAID/AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10R Southbridge) ..... RAID

    Then reboot and go into your RAID BIOS (Control + I) and make out your array. Then reboot back to the Main BIOS and go into The Advanced BIOS section and then into Hard Disk Boot Priority and move your Array to the top

    The BIOS settings at the bottom of that page are for the Gigabyte (Purple) ports, and can be set however you want (Like if you want a Extra RAID there, set RAID and go into the Gigabyte RAID BIOS Control + G)

    Plug your Disks into the Yellow Ports and use the Intel F6/Load drivers in vista to install with. Your manual shows you how to get these drivers onto a floppy. If you plan to use a USB to load them with Vista then you can grab them from your Boards page Be sure to get the Preinstall drivers (and the correct one for your system 32/64. Here is your driver page >>>
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2919

    If you need more help, I can help you for sure. While you wait for your board you can download and read your manual. Here is the page if you did not already grab it >>>
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...l&FileID=18772

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

    So....

    I have to make my own floppy to F6 with if I'm installing XP Pro?

    If so, exactly how should I plan on doing this with a new build when I only have a SATA CD/DVD-ROM drive. My laptop only has a DVD-ROM and no floppy drive.

    Couldn't you just include the Raid floppy for us? That would be nice!
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    read the raid in manual ... do show you how to do with USB ... i use that .. work good

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

    Quote Originally Posted by godto View Post
    read the raid in manual ... do show you how to do with USB ... i use that .. work good
    with XP? It says to use the USB with Vista if I'm reading correctly?
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    Last edited by godto; 11-20-2008 at 02:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPB View Post
    In my 18 years of using computers, I have never once run raid. But with the 2 x 640GIG hard drives I have coming...doesnt sound like a bad idea.
    I'm always scared when someone says "RAID" without specifying the mode. It does scare, because I cannot tell if the significance of choosing the mode is understood. Each mode has a purpose, and trade-offs.

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

    USB Cannot be used on XP. You will have to buy/borrow a floppy, I do suggest you buy one (They are only $5-10 new) and it can save you from a RMA later.

    The only other way is as mentioned above Slipstream the drivers

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

    USB Cannot be used on XP. You will have to buy/borrow a floppy, I do suggest you buy one (They are only $5-10 new) and it can save you from a RMA later.

    The only other way is as mentioned above Slipstream the drivers

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