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Is RAID 5 possible with 3 WD1600JS SATA II drives

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March 29, 2006 1:53:50 AM

Greetings

Having problems with new build. I tried to install XP pro and set up halted stating that it could not find any hard drives.

My system:
CPU: AMD 64 x2 4200
Mobo: Asus A8n32-sli deluxe
Memory: 2 gigs Corsair pc 3500
psu: Enermax liberty 620
Video card: EVGa 7800gt
hard drives: 3 WD 1600JS SATA II

I enabled Nvidia Raid function in Bios and in Raid setup screen, I set it to RAID 5.

I don't know where to go from this point. Is Raid 5 possible with 3 SATA II drives?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

bpeagle
March 29, 2006 2:29:04 AM

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Greetings

Having problems with new build. I tried to install XP pro and set up halted stating that it could not find any hard drives.

My system:
CPU: AMD 64 x2 4200
Mobo: Asus A8n32-sli deluxe
Memory: 2 gigs Corsair pc 3500
psu: Enermax liberty 620
Video card: EVGa 7800gt
hard drives: 3 WD 1600JS SATA II

I enabled Nvidia Raid function in Bios and in Raid setup screen, I set it to RAID 5.

I don't know where to go from this point. Is Raid 5 possible with 3 SATA II drives?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

bpeagle


Once the blue screen comes up (not the bad one, the good one) after you boot into the XP CD, hit F6 and pop in the floppy diskette with the NVRAID RAID Drivers on it, that's the only way to get an OS on a RAID (Although some older SCSI's drivers are inside some chipsets/mobo's, but not SATA2 at all AFAIK).

~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time
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