I bought a PCI RAID controller in hopes of being able to boot an OS from my two SATA II drives in a RAID 0 configuration.
My mother board supports booting from a SCSI device but will not boot from my RAID controller. I know of a work around by adding a EIDE HDD and using that as the primary boot device but that takes away the whole point of what I am tiring to do.
The RAID controller is a SIL3124r and the mobo is a ECS SiS648FX-A.
I can access the RAID controller but the BIOS won't recognize it as a bootable device.
The issue is with the BIOS not picking the controller up, not with the controller itself.
It's a bootable RAID controller that operates as a true RAID.
The card is a SiL3124r5 Host Controller, fully bootable. I am thinking it is just my mobo cannot recognize it as a host controller for booting from. What I don't understand is my mobo supports booting from SCSI but wont boot from RAID. Also I tried booting from a SCSI host controller I have and that doesn’t seem to work either. Hence as I said I think it is a mobo issue and not a RAID issue. But, I could be wrong.