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  1. SO what if I disconnect my RAID array after I shut down. If I replug it in should it be recognized immediately as RAID? Sometimes you have to re-enable the array or something? I'm not too sure.
  2. Thanks! I think I'm set. When I read the previous response telling me to use the LEGACY method, I was already burning the slipstream with SATARAID. Glad to know you did it that way... although I used the latest version of nLite. Are you saying it's unstable as in the program crashes or as in it produces bad Windows ISOs? I already burned mine, so should I worry about this being a possibly bad disc and needing to re-slipstream or should I be fine as long as my nLite didn't hiccup on me? I'm about to go pickup my 7200.10 drive from UPS and once I do I get to start ^^. I haven't been this worried since I built my system.
  3. Gotcha tahnks.... I have an Ultra-D, so I ONLY have NVRaid. My question was which ports I need to plug my drives into because I heard certain ones operate together and when u use RAID-0, you should have the drives on certain ones and non-RAIDed drives on certain ports... Thanks a lot!
  4. Gotcha but which do I slipstream? Looks like you used Legacy http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=51140&st=0 Should I be using SATARAID or Legacy? Iwas about to start SATARAid slipstreamming.. dunno One other question.... Aren't the ports on the Ultra-D linked in pairs? So like 0 & 1 and then 2 & 3 are either RAID or NON-RAID? I'm not sure where to plug my 4 drives 1) Raptor 2) 7200.10 3) 7200.10 4) 7200.9 I want to raid-0 drives #2 and #3
  5. I read the RAID guide but I dont have SP2 slipstreamed with my XP and I would like touse my original disc anyways, so I usually use Seagate Tools to partition a small XP drive like 16GB or so and then create the rest once I'm in Windows and SP2 is up and running. If I RAID-0 2x 7200.10s, how do I create a small partition? I guess I could use Windows installation, but would Seagate's tools be able to do the trick or would it not have RAID drivers to recognize the drives as 1 device? Finally... My setup is as follows: 1) Raptor 74 GB ADFD 2) 2x 7200.10s in RAID-0 Raptor is my OS drive, but if I reformat it one day and reinstall Windows, what happens to the 2x7200.10s? Do I need to install drivers for Windows to recognize it? I was told to just setup Windows as normal, and then once I'm inside Windows, install the RAID drivers and the array will show up... Question is how will I install drivers? Are there drivers that are to be installed in Windows? The only drivers I'm familiar with is the ones on DFI's site/RAID floppy designed so you press F6 when you boot up.. Can someone help me out? Config is in my sig, so these drives will all be plugged into the NF4 SATA ports...
  6. Yea I guess there's Best Buy or what not, but that's kinda far, and coming from Silicon Valley, I'm a Fry's kinda guy.. My point is does DFI at least cover the cables and will give me new ones? I had a few Vantec IDE cables before that were lifetime warranty (roudned ones) and they sent me new ones after my old ones died. I thought that was pretty cool.
  7. I have 3 SATA drives right now after I got my Raptor, and I have it on my old DFI yellow cable. I have another drive on another DFI SATA cable too, and they both work fine... However, I had to buy another SATA cable from Fry's since I need 3. However, I realized I'm getting some errors once in a while from the Raptor (disk read error) when I boot up. If I isolate the drive, it has trouble booting up once in a while. I ran WD diagnostics as well as checked for SMART errors.. no problems. However, I swapped SATA cables and it worked fine. Conclusion? I believe my SATA cable is defective. Thus 1 of my two of my DFI SATA cables doesnt work because I swapped that "bad" SATA cable with another yellow one as well as with the one I bought with Fry's and my Raptor had no symptoms at all. The other SATA cable gives my SEagate 7200.9 (bootable) some troubles too.. Is there some quick way I can get a new cable from DFI? I cannot really afford to drive 1 hr to Fry's in the next few weeks...
  8. So people are still using 704bt over 406? Isn't 406 the latest official one? But I guess it's not as good?
  9. I've done quite a bit of research and I know the best place to put my page file is on the MOST USED partition of the LEAST USED physical drive. If people still wonder what that means, go ahead and ask me. Basically, I have my page file on a 2nd drive (7200.9 drive instead of my Raptor) but I have heard the argument that you should keep a small page file (2 - 50mb) on your primary Windows drive, and the rest on your second drive. So for example, I was told to put 2-50mb on C:, but the other 1.5gb on my other drive. Good or bad? All I'm wondering is whether I should even bother with the 2-50mb or just go with the fat 1.5gb and thats all I need.
  10. Question: If I don't use a slipstreamed SP2 installation, and I have 2 x 250gb 7200.9s in RAID-0, I will have a problem creating partitions right? (without RAID, I usually have the partitions created with Seagates tools, and so I will have the first few partitions show up, and the rest won't because of the 137gb problem, but once I install SP2, everything is fine) Also, can I use Seagate's tools to create the partitions on the RAID array or do I need to do something special?
  11. Answer to my own question: D'oh! I forgot 7200.9s have a jumper where you can turn it into SATA300 or SATA150 mode. The jumper is left in so its default at SATA 150.. Hahaha. =P
  12. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...84&postcount=36 I see here that ur supposed that Ch. 1 should be used, but I hear people telling me that I should use 3 + 4, but blah.. I don't get it Which one should the boot drive use? What about the secondary?
  13. So I got my 7200.9 drive to replace a 7200.8. Both are 250GB models, and I believe they are the same drive basically except for SATA II capabilities on the 7200.9 I was wondering if I could just use RAID 1 and copy the data over from the old drive to the new drive. Good bad? The Seagate utility is giving me trouble, so that's why I'm asking this. I hate reinstalling XP. Also, how would I go about doing this in the Ultra-D?
  14. Ultra-D DOES have SATA2 at stock. I also do have nforce 4 software installed...
  15. I just popped in my 7200.9 Seagate drive and I know that is SATA 300 while my 7200.8 is SATA 150. However I ran a simple speed test in Windows, and its telling me both drives are running at SATA 150. Well why can't my 7200.9 run at SATA 300? Is it because it's limited by the 7200.8 that's also plugged in? Also, which 2 plugs should I use on my Ultra-D? Thanks!
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