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    Default Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    Where can I find up to date instruction for adding Raid to an existing vista 32 install.....None of the one I can find use the latest ver 8.7 intel matrix storage drivers.
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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    8.8 is out (8.8.0.1009)
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    All you need to do is Install the Matrix Storage Manager, then reboot and enable RAID in the BIOS, then save and apply and reboot back to windows and open the Matrix Program and create your array.

    What guides had you been looking at that made you think it was difficult?

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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    OK When I run it I get the message "This computer does not meet the min requirements ofr installing the software" and exits. I installed the chipset utility. I DO meet all the hardware and software requirements..Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    You may need to manually install the RAID Driver by the .INF file then, and then reboot to the BIOS and enable RAID and then create your array with the program.

    Sorry I have not done this for quite some time so It may be very different now. Let me have a look around and see what I can find you. What Guide had you been looking at?

    You could also do it the cheap and dirty way >>

    Unplug your system drive and set it aside, install the 2 Other disks you want to be RAID 1 into ports 2 & 3 (Physically SATAII 1 and SATAII 2)

    Then Boot into the BIOS and set your Settings for the Intel Controller to RAID, then reboot and go into the Intel RAID ROM (Control + I) and create your array and save it.

    Then plug back in your OS Disk back into SATAII 0 (This is where you should have it). Then boot into the BIOS and be go into Advanced BIOS page, then into Hard Disk Boot Priority and move your OS Disk back to the top of the list.

    Then save/apply F10 and reboot to load windows. Then you should be good to go, you will see the Disks on the AHCI BIOS screen labeled as Controlled By the RAID BIOS and the NON RAID OS Disk will show as NON Member
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 03-14-2009 at 05:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    got it needed to turn on AHCI 1st
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    ok now when I turn raid on in the BIOS vista blue screens.....intel matrix storage mngr is installed and says everything is fine....
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    Rick
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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    System Information

    Kit Installed: 8.8.0.1009
    Kit Install History: 8.8.0.1009, Uninstall
    Shell Version: 8.8.0.1009

    OS Name: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    OS Version: 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
    System Name: ROCKETFISH
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: EP35-DS3P
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
    BIOS Version/Date: Award Software International, Inc. F5, 07/25/2008

    Language: ENU



    Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager

    Intel Serial ATA Controller: Intel(R) ICH9 SATA AHCI Controller
    Number of Serial ATA ports: 6

    Driver Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Serial ATA Plug-In Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Language Resource Version of the Serial ATA Plug-In: 8.8.0.1009
    ISDI Library Version: 8.8.0.1009

    Hard Drive 0
    Status: Normal
    Device Port: 0
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
    Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0
    Serial Number: WD-WCAPW0907385
    Firmware: 12.01C01
    Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
    Size: 465.7 GB

    Hard Drive 1
    Status: Normal
    Device Port: 1
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
    Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B2
    Serial Number: WD-WMAT00012066
    Firmware: 01.03B01
    Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
    Size: 465.7 GB

    Unused Port 0
    Device Port: 2
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Take care,
    Rick
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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    Try it the way I Suggested. You do have your OS disk in Port 0 correct? You did move the OS Disk back to the top of the boot Priority right?

    You have the AHCI Driver installed, since you had AHCI Enabled in the BIOS when you installed the program it installed the AHCI Driver, so I think you will have to do it the way I suggested above.

    Or you can try to update the driver with the system in AHCI mode in the Device manager, storage controller, update manually and point it to the iaStor.inf or iaStor.sys driver that you download from the Gigabyte page (The Pre-install small driver package)

    This is how my report looks, note the BOLD of course

    System Information

    Kit Installed: 8.8.0.1009
    Kit Install History: 8.8.0.1009, Uninstall
    Shell Version: 8.8.0.1009

    OS Name: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business
    OS Version: 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
    System Name: ***********
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: EX58-UD4P
    Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 000 @ 2.67GHz
    BIOS Version/Date: Award Software International, Inc. F7e, 03/13/2009

    Language: ENU



    Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager

    Intel RAID Controller: Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R SATA RAID Controller
    Number of Serial ATA ports: 6

    RAID Option ROM Version: 8.0.0.1039
    Driver Version: 8.8.0.1009
    RAID Plug-In Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Language Resource Version of the RAID Plug-In: 8.8.0.1009
    Create Volume Wizard Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Language Resource Version of the Create Volume Wizard: 8.8.0.1009
    Create Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Language Resource Version of the Create Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard: 8.8.0.1009
    Modify Volume Wizard Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Language Resource Version of the Modify Volume Wizard: 8.8.0.1009
    Delete Volume Wizard Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Language Resource Version of the Delete Volume Wizard: 8.8.0.1009
    ISDI Library Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Event Monitor User Notification Tool Version: 8.8.0.1009
    Language Resource Version of the Event Monitor User Notification Tool: 8.8.0.1009
    Event Monitor Version: 8.8.0.1009

    Array_0000
    Status: No active migrations
    Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
    Size: 698.6 GB
    Free Space: 198.6 GB
    Number of Hard Drives: 3
    Hard Drive Member 1: ST3250410AS
    Hard Drive Member 2: ST3250410AS
    Hard Drive Member 3: ST3250410AS
    Number of Volumes: 1
    Volume Member 1: Da-RAID-0

    Da-RAID-0
    Status: Normal
    System Volume: Yes
    Volume Write-Back Cache Enabled: Yes
    RAID Level: RAID 0 (striping)
    Strip Size: 64 KB
    Size: 500 GB
    Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Number of Hard Drives: 3
    Hard Drive Member 1: ST3250410AS
    Hard Drive Member 2: ST3250410AS
    Hard Drive Member 3: ST3250410AS
    Parent Array: Array_0000

    Hard Drive 0
    Usage: Array member
    Status: Normal
    Device Port: 0
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
    Model: ST3250410AS
    Serial Number: ******
    Firmware: 3.AAA
    Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
    Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
    Size: 232.8 GB
    Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Number of Volumes: 1
    Volume Member 1: Da-RAID-0
    Parent Array: Array_0000

    Hard Drive 1
    Usage: Array member
    Status: Normal
    Device Port: 1
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
    Model: ST3250410AS
    Serial Number: ******
    Firmware: 3.AAC
    Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
    Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
    Size: 232.8 GB
    Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Number of Volumes: 1
    Volume Member 1: Da-RAID-0
    Parent Array: Array_0000

    Hard Drive 2
    Usage: Array member
    Status: Normal
    Device Port: 2
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
    Model: ST3250410AS
    Serial Number: ******
    Firmware: 3.AAC
    Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
    Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
    Size: 232.8 GB
    Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Number of Volumes: 1
    Volume Member 1: Da-RAID-0
    Parent Array: Array_0000

    Hard Drive 3
    Usage: Non-RAID hard drive
    Status: Normal
    Device Port: 3
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
    Model: ST3250310AS
    Serial Number: ******
    Firmware: 3.AHC
    Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
    System Hard Drive: No
    Size: 232.8 GB
    Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
    Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes

    Unused Port 0
    Device Port: 5
    Device Port Location: Internal

    CD/DVD Drive 0
    Device Port: 4
    Device Port Location: Internal
    Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 1
    Model: ASUS DRW-2014L1T
    Serial Number: Data not reported
    Firmware: 1.02
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 03-14-2009 at 07:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    You know, you could easily just add these two disks to the Gigabyte/J.Micron Controller (Purple Ports) and then enable that in the BIOS and install the driver/program in windows and then reboot and create the array (Control +G)

    While this would not be best, it would save you all this trial and error hassle would be easily done. I do not think you need to reinstall your OS to do the things mentioned above, in my last post, or my first one. Both methods I noted should work fine, the driver update via device manager, or the method I outlined in my second reply

    Settings to enable >>>
    Integrated Peripherals

    Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) ............. Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) ........... RAID/IDE

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    Default Re: Addin Raid to existing vista 32 bit

    While these methods get an array built non of them have the OS on the array.......I want to mirror the current OS disk. I realize copying the disk is no big deal, but what if i only have 2 drives, not 3?
    Last edited by HemiRick; 03-15-2009 at 01:11 AM.
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    Rick
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