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[SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

Q: [SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

Hey guys,

I just purchased a samsung sata dvdrom - this is an upgrade from my old failing IDE drive. My motherboard (an Asus A8V Deluxe) has 2 sata connectors, and another 2 raid sata connectors - the 2 regular connectors are being used up by HDD's...

The question is, can I use one of the Raid Sata's for the dvdrom? (I've tried this already with no luck, I'm wondering if there are any bios settings that'll help with this?)

If this isn't possible, can I plug the hdd's into the raid sata's and not use the raid functionality?

Thanks for your help, I look forward to replies!

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A: [SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

No the raid sata port need a raid driver and won't work with optical drives, you would be able to use the non-boot hard drive on it however and put the DVD drive on the standard sata port. Unless you already have the hard drives in a raid config.
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A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

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A:xp install is not recognizing SATA Raid nor single SATA hd

hmm, strange - have you formatted your hard drives already? Do you have Win XP with SP2 - SP2 is needed to recognize large hard drives.
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A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

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A:Is two 200gig (SATA RAID) better than one 400 SATA (master)?

The way I would do this is like so:
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I use two sata drives in a hardware raid 0.

What RAID are you using? RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 5
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A:Solved: Sata Raid

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A:Solved: Raid 0 Sata's

If you are setting up raid AND going to install the os to the raid drives, then follow this procedure.

1 Connect both drives and connect power to the drives.
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4 Once the raid array is created, restart the system with your xp cd in the cd drive. Note you must have the raid driver on a floppy disk. If your board did not come with one, you most likely can create one from the support CD.
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A:[SOLVED] please help - RAID SATA problem

"the bios says no IDE HDD detected"

That's because you have a SATA drive...You will need the drivers for your HDD and tell xp setup you have them.

- You need to get drivers from your HDD manufacturer

- When you run the xp setup, press f6 when prompted to configure your drives
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A:[SOLVED] SATA hard drive not recognized after F6 during XP Pro install

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F6 is only needed when the drivers are not slipstreamed on the CD. If you let it go further does it find your drive ? If not check that the drive appears properly in the BIOS.

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The tab option is when the bios first starts up. It is there to setup the drives, but when I go to it I can't do anything.

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I've attached the whole description.

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Quote: Originally Posted by bob lobla

Are they saying they can RAID using the Intel chip as opposed to the Marvell chip?

They are saying that you can use both for RAID

Quote: Originally Posted by bob lobla

I thought you could only RAID SATA 6 using Marvell, and only RAID 0 or 1.

You can also use the Intel SATA 6 for RAID 0 or 1

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This is my understanding of it
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What hardware do you have and what hardware are you looking at obtaining?
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we dont see your system specs.
We cant answer your question unless we see your system specs.

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What type of SATA drive?

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A:SATA + RAID advice please....

ive checked and his MOBO supports SATA300 drives - upto 4 of them

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Which exact model are you talking about?

Do not buy an Adaptec HostRAID device - those are rebranded fakeraid cards, not real Adaptec products.

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A:problem in sata raid

To be honest I really don't understand everything you tried to say. Are you in the process of trying to install Windows XP? Not Vista, correct? It seems like you haven't installed the proper SATA/RAID drivers but I could be wrong if I've misunderstood the nature of the problem.

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A:Creating RAID 0, SATA II

Eventually it goes through and I then set up the RAID array as per manual then it freezes


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A:Sata Raid Problem

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