Building a brand new PC... Here are the specs
MSI K9N Platnium mobo
Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2GB OCZ Gold 677Mhz Ram
BFG GeForce 7900 256MB OC VCard
600 Watt OCZ Power Supply
x2 Western Digital 10k RPM 74GB SATA Raptor HD's
Problem - I'm currently attempting to install windows. BIOS recognizes BOTH of the harddrives listed as SATA Channel 0 Primary and Secondary. I went in and striped the hardrives using the utility that came on the motherboard. It lists the raiding as healthy.
I put in the xp cd, press F6 when it tells me, insert the floppy disk, load the nvidia RAID Class Driver and the storage controller just fine.. press enter... it gets to the point where it asks you to press enter to setup windows on a new volume or repair.. i press enter... no hard drives detected.... AHHH help!!!!!!!!!!!
Not true. Sometimes SATA controllers will be recognized as a regular IDE controller [sometimes they are recognized as scsi controllers and require a driver too] but I know of no raid controller that will do that, yet.
Not with that mobo, and no problem at all also with SCSI controllers if they implemente true hardware RAID.
I'll take your word for it, but I've never once seen it work that way in other OS's. Not tried it in XP admittedly since I've never set up RAID in XP, but I have with w2k3 and it too requires drivers, at least it did for the controllers I've used which are hardware controllers.
IRT topic, try it without F6 and see if it works, like I said above, you never know.