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Formatting 2 SATA HD's on K8T Neo FSR

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January 6, 2005 3:52:38 AM

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I just need a bit of advise please.
I have 2 120GB WD SATA drives in RAID 0 array at the moment. The thing is,
they are constantly failing for some reason.Especially when playing
demanding 3D games (UT 2004, Half Life 2 etc.). I don't think the drive/s
are faulty. I've run thorough scandisk checks and Western Digitals own tools
and nothing ever shows up as being damaged.

What I want to do, is format the 2 SATA drives and just have them running as
normal. One with the OS(Win XP Home) on and the other as a backup device.
Do I need to disable the raid array in the bios before I begin ? Or will the
options be available to me when I'm reinstalling Windows ?

The mobo is the K8T Neo FSR with the latest bios (1.90).
January 6, 2005 3:52:39 AM

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Delete the array
"redTed" <redted@nthellworld.com> wrote in message
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>I just need a bit of advise please.
> I have 2 120GB WD SATA drives in RAID 0 array at the moment. The thing
> is, they are constantly failing for some reason.Especially when playing
> demanding 3D games (UT 2004, Half Life 2 etc.). I don't think the drive/s
> are faulty. I've run thorough scandisk checks and Western Digitals own
> tools and nothing ever shows up as being damaged.
>
> What I want to do, is format the 2 SATA drives and just have them running
> as normal. One with the OS(Win XP Home) on and the other as a backup
> device. Do I need to disable the raid array in the bios before I begin ?
> Or will the options be available to me when I'm reinstalling Windows ?
>
> The mobo is the K8T Neo FSR with the latest bios (1.90).
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 6, 2005 3:26:01 PM

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> Delete the array

I man of few words, I see.
Ok, thanks. Should I delete the array from BIOS or using the VIA RAID tool
or what ?
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January 6, 2005 3:26:02 PM

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Either way will do.


"redTed" <redted@nthellworld.com> wrote in message
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>> Delete the array
>
> I man of few words, I see.
> Ok, thanks. Should I delete the array from BIOS or using the VIA RAID tool
> or what ?
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 6, 2005 7:31:09 PM

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> Either way will do.
>
Ok.
Let's see what I can break !

Cheers.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
January 17, 2005 3:39:37 PM

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Q for Mark, I have a SATA hd and a IDE hd in my K8N neo2 platinum--non
raided.

Right now the ide is the boot hd. How do I switch all the files to the new
sata and make it the boot hd with my ide as storage??

I tried by cloning my files onto the sata and messed with the bios, but
can't seem to make the sata bootable.

"Mark" <mschal@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> Delete the array
> "redTed" <redted@nthellworld.com> wrote in message
> news:343gedF45ftkcU1@individual.net...
>>I just need a bit of advise please.
>> I have 2 120GB WD SATA drives in RAID 0 array at the moment. The thing
>> is, they are constantly failing for some reason.Especially when playing
>> demanding 3D games (UT 2004, Half Life 2 etc.). I don't think the drive/s
>> are faulty. I've run thorough scandisk checks and Western Digitals own
>> tools and nothing ever shows up as being damaged.
>>
>> What I want to do, is format the 2 SATA drives and just have them running
>> as normal. One with the OS(Win XP Home) on and the other as a backup
>> device. Do I need to disable the raid array in the bios before I begin ?
>> Or will the options be available to me when I'm reinstalling Windows ?
>>
>> The mobo is the K8T Neo FSR with the latest bios (1.90).
>>
>
>
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