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July 25, 2011 2:16:26 AM

My new build is encorporating 2 500gig hardrives and I want to set them in RAID 0. How do I go about doing this?

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a b G Storage
July 25, 2011 3:17:07 AM

Hardware specs? On-board RAID? Hardware controller?
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a b G Storage
July 25, 2011 4:58:31 AM

If you haven't already, read the manual, specifically Appendix B.

I am going to presume that the hardware is connected, a successful POST sequence, familiarity with changing BIOS settings, and hard drives have no previous OS installed.

Overall, the process is 1) enter the BIOS, 2) change the SATA configuration mode to RAID, 3) save and exit out of BIOS, 4) reboot the computer, 5) during the POST sequence there will be a prompt to enter the Intel Rapid Storage, you will see the two 500GB drives and there status, enter the RAID configuration utility, 6) follow the prompts and commands to set the RAID type, create and name the array, refer to the manual for the sequence of the prompts/commands, 7) reboot the computer if it doesn't auto reboot, 8) success! the array has been created and you are ready to install the OS. At the next reboot, you will see the array listed at the RAID configuration prompt.

Overall, it's a pretty linear process. Anything done can be undone. When creating the RAID array, recommend going with the default settings.
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July 25, 2011 12:33:54 PM

chunkymonster said:
If you haven't already, read the manual, specifically Appendix B.

I am going to presume that the hardware is connected, a successful POST sequence, familiarity with changing BIOS settings, and hard drives have no previous OS installed.

Overall, the process is 1) enter the BIOS, 2) change the SATA configuration mode to RAID, 3) save and exit out of BIOS, 4) reboot the computer, 5) during the POST sequence there will be a prompt to enter the Intel Rapid Storage, you will see the two 500GB drives and there status, enter the RAID configuration utility, 6) follow the prompts and commands to set the RAID type, create and name the array, refer to the manual for the sequence of the prompts/commands, 7) reboot the computer if it doesn't auto reboot, 8) success! the array has been created and you are ready to install the OS. At the next reboot, you will see the array listed at the RAID configuration prompt.

Overall, it's a pretty linear process. Anything done can be undone. When creating the RAID array, recommend going with the default settings.


Alright that sounds pretty straightforward. The parts should ship in today and I'll assemble them. I don't know if that changes anything in the above process or not.
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a b G Storage
July 26, 2011 1:20:35 AM

Parsnip said:
Alright that sounds pretty straightforward. The parts should ship in today and I'll assemble them. I don't know if that changes anything in the above process or not.
Doesn't change anything.

Post back if any issues.

Good luck with your new build!


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