I'm setting up a sata raid system, specifications are
Foxconn Winfast n48kers? nforce 4 board
2 WD 250gb 300mbps jumpered to 150mbps for the above boards sata raid controller.
Only issue is my video card covers the first two sata plugs, so I'm using the second set of plugs.
After post, the raid bios/post say's "invalid response" from the second set of drives so this might be the root of the problem but in the raid setup it configures the stripe and say's "healthy" and "bootable"
problem I'm having is when booting windows xp setup, xp doesn't recognize the drives as a stripe set, it see's them individually. Even after setting up the onboard raid stripe,... even tried the WD's drive utillity disc to setup a single stripe NTFS partition prior to running the xp boot/setup but the xp setup still see's two drives. Even after loading the raid controller drivers from the diskette while booting the xp setup disc...
I'm not sure if xp sp2 has the same problem as 2000 where you have to setup a single drive, then create the stripe after loading 2000 or if I need to get the 64bit version of xp or whatever.
I also haven't been able to verify that this controller/system supports drives over 130gb but it apears to detect them just fine and reports a stripe set with total size of 500gb so????
I'm all ears at this point.
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