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Thread: SATA Raid Settings in BIOS for EP45-UD3R

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    Default SATA Raid Settings in BIOS for EP45-UD3R

    Hello, I'm using a pair of WD SATA drives, I have them connected to the outboard yellow SATA ports, configured my BIOS to use the RAID, setup the drives as a raid zero.

    I'd like to confirm the BIOS settings and ensure I have them right. My install of vista 64,sp1 is unpleasantly slow. I am using a new DVD drive and cables supplied with the mobo.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: SATA Raid Settings in BIOS for EP45-UD3R

    Which BIOS version are you using? There has just been an F9 release that improves I/O of the southbridge controller prior to driver installation. If you dont install this, you will experience slow installation prior to completion.I also do without F9 :)
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    Default Re: SATA Raid Settings in BIOS for EP45-UD3R

    You should have your OS RAID Drives connected to the first two yellow ports (SATA2_0 & SATA2_1). Your CD Drive, if SATA Should be connected to one of the last Two ports (SATA2_4 or SATA2_5)

    If you do flash as suggested above, please do not use @BIOS, use Qflash here is a guide >>

    You should be using these settings >>

    Integrated Peripherals

    Intel Controller (Yellow Ports)
    SATA RAID/AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10R Southbridge) ............. RAID
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode ................................... Enabled (or Disabled, both will work)

    You should check the back of your drives and be SURE there is no small jumpers, if you find them on the drives please remove them as they limit drive speed to 1.5/SATAI

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