Can anyone point me in the right direction for documentation which tells me how set up 2 x 1.5 TB HDDs in RAID 1 configuration for a Foxconn P4M8907MA-KRS2H motherboard? Or is it easy enough for someone to tell me in a few short words how to do it?
Thanks for your reply, Ghislain. I'm using Windows XP Home SP3 on a separate HDD to the ones I'm RAIDing. I'm wondering whether I'll need to reflash the BIOS because I can't see RAID controller in the Device Manager list under Computer Management. Any thoughts?
You can't see a Raid controller because your motherboard doesn't have one. You are using an inexpensive motherboard; therefore you can't expect features like a Raid controller.
Unfortunately Windows XP doesn't support software Raid, but you can read http://www.vttoth.com/mirror.htm as it might be of interest to you. Make sure that you have a good backup just in case you make an error.
Reflashed BIOS with latest firmware as a precaution but it probably wasn't necessary.
Set BIOS to see SATA channels as a RAID setup.
Downloaded RAID driver from Foxconn website - VIA VT 8237A chipset DOES support RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD.
Used Foxconn utility (came with driver) to configure HDDs on SATA channels to RAID 1.
Went to Disk Management (Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management Disk Management) and formatted volume (appears as 1 drive, not 2 because of RAID 1 configuration). Full 1.5 TB of storage visible (well, 1.36 "proper" TB).