I want to create a RAID 0 array on two WD Caviar black 500gb hdds I bought.
My system drive is a SATA Hitachi 500gb with vista business 64 already installed on it.
My mobo is an ASUS p6t se; I went into the BIOS and set SATA as RAID, then configured the two WD hdds as a Raid volume in the Intel Matrix Storage utility.
I went to boot from my system drive but Vista would not start.
I went back into the BIOS and my hitachi drive has [RAID] next to it where I can choose my boot drives.
Although it's set as a NON-RAID drive in the Intel Matrix Storage utility, I think Windows thinks it's a RAID disk because I chose the option to have SATA set as RAID and all of my hdds are SATA.
Is there any way to specifically choose which SATA drives are recognized as RAID? I was wondering if it is because my drives are not formatting through Vista using the Disk Management Utility.
I want to use the RAID 0 for storgae only for video editing so I do not need the OS installed on them. Any help with figuring out how to get the RAID 0 array to work without affecting my system hdd would be great.
If you motherboard has 6 onboard SATA, sometimes only the first 4 are of RAID-type, the other two operate in AHCI mode, without RAID. If this is true, you should re-connect your HDDs so that your boot disk won't be on the "RAID enabled ports" on your motherboard.