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Thread: Raid & Windows XP




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    Windows XP Pro
    Asus A7V133
    Maxtor ATA100 40 Gig

    I'm running a maxtor ATA100 and I have a raid capable MB(asus A7V133). When I move the jumpers over to raid, and boot up,I hit F6 (or what ever it is) to set it up. But when I reboot I just get the Blue screen of death.

    This worked fine in 98se RAID 0, although I did not have it jumpered when I installed XP and did not hit F2 at the time (I know it was stupid of me)

    Any thoughts?

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    how many HD's have u got - if its only one don't bother wasting time with raid

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    I just have the one, I thought it was supposed to be faster then normal IDE.

    But thanks

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    Only if ya run two HDD's in a RAID 0 setup. ;)
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    you can't do raid with one disk - so i'd just leave it off

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    also if u really want to use raid with winxp you'll have to format and start again - winNT/2K/XP will not detect the change in hardware setup (win9x does)

    The same problem occurs when u try and ghost from one machine to another one - unless mboard is almost identical (same chipset) u will get BSOD - which is the reason we have about 13 images at work - just for different chipsets

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    although in actual fact...u should have separate images for each independant system configuration (diff vid cards/ nics...etc.. but who does that...)

    and just a rebuttal re: RAIDing one drive, u can infact setup a Single Drive RIAD array, BUT, there is no advantage to doing so...unless of course you IDE Raid controller didn't actually support PnP IDE mode....that'd suck!
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    How about this stupid question....

    I have 2- 40gb IBM hard drives with the MSI k266a-ru board that has the promise raid onboard. In my manual it states that I have raid 0 and 1 as my options. I know Raid 1 will use both drives as one (40gb+40gb+raid 1= 40gb of free space). Now will raid 0 give me the the total 80gb of free space?

    Thanks guys

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    RAID 0 doubles your space - but at the cost of reliability, if one drive crashed or gets corupted somehow, all you data on the RAID array is lost

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    ok...I am kinda confused...Doubles your space? with my 2-40 giggers I will be able to utilize the true physical space?
    But with a higher performance?

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