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#1 zungkono

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:15 PM

Dear friend, I have problem with my system, dfi expert + wd raptor.
Usually I put my WD Raptor (as OS) on SATA 1(nv chipset).

This day I want to change it to SATA 5(sil 3114) because I want to install raid 0+1(4x250GB Hitachi Desktar SATA II) on SATA1-4(nv raid0+1), but it couldnt boot.

When POST appear message "Disk read error occured, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del"
I have enabled "Sil 3114" as SATA and installed Sil 3114 storage mass driver.

The strange thing is my Seagate can boot on Sil 3114 (SATA5)

Is WD Raptor not compatible with Sil 3114 ?:confused:
Is there another way to boot with WD Raptor on Sil3114 ?

#2 chynn

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:53 AM

Did you install the SIL RAID drivers?

I noticed you are using one Raptor drive. I think, in that case, you should install the SIL non-RAID driver ... it would be the IDE driver on the NF4 but I don't remember the name for the SIL driver.

#3 zungkono

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:20 PM

First time, I installed WD Raptor on SATA1(nv chip) and Seagate on SATA5(sil 3114 chip).
When installing, windows only detect WD Raptor then I choosed WD Raptor for my OS. After finished and booted into windows again, Windows give a message to install driver then I inserted disc that contain nf4 driver, so Mass storage driver installed.
I turned off my computer, changed the WD Raptor to SATA5 (sil 3114 chip).
I turned on my comp, but won't boot into Windows "Disk write error occure
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del".

But this methode worked for my Seagate.

Note : I wan to install non-raid sata driver, but I don't know which one?

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:26 PM

Note : I wan to install non-raid sata driver, but I don't know which one?


It should be listed on DFI's main website, just choose the one that says non-raid and DOESN'T say 64 bit. :) If its not listed in the Expert board section you could try the Sli-DR as it should also have the same driver.

You'll also need to set the controller to SATA in the Bios, its on the Genie Bios menu.

#5 zungkono

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:38 PM

It should be listed on DFI's main website, just choose the one that says non-raid and DOESN'T say 64 bit. :) If its not listed in the Expert board section you could try the Sli-DR as it should also have the same driver.

You'll also need to set the controller to SATA in the Bios, its on the Genie Bios menu.


I have set the controller to SATA in Genie BIOS menu, I can use my Seagate as OS on SATA5(sil3114 chip) but WDRaptor have problem, is it the HDD problem?

#6 chynn

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:10 AM

I have used two 36G WD Raptors in RAID 0 on the SIL3114 controller without problems.

I agree with the previous poster ... you need two 74G Raptors to use the RAID drivers on the SIL3114 controller chip.

The problem appears to be that the DFI Drivers disk contains only the RAID drivers (0, 1, 0+1, and 5) for the SIL3114 chip.

You need to go to the Silicon Image website ( http://www.siliconimage.com/ ) and download the non-RAID driver from there.

But why would you do that? The SIL3114 runs drives slower than the NF4 chip does.

#7 zungkono

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:53 PM

I have used two 36G WD Raptors in RAID 0 on the SIL3114 controller without problems.

I agree with the previous poster ... you need two 74G Raptors to use the RAID drivers on the SIL3114 controller chip.

The problem appears to be that the DFI Drivers disk contains only the RAID drivers (0, 1, 0+1, and 5) for the SIL3114 chip.

You need to go to the Silicon Image website ( http://www.siliconimage.com/ ) and download the non-RAID driver from there.

But why would you do that? The SIL3114 runs drives slower than the NF4 chip does.


Usually I use my Raptor on SATA1 (nv chip) and 2x160GB Hitachi SATA2 on SATA3+4 (raid0), but now I want my Raptor on SATA5(sil3114) cause I build new raid0+1 (4x250GB Hitachi SATA2), so no room anymore on my nv chip
I have install the drive for non-raid, If I use my Raptor on nvchip then I install 3 HDD(non raid) on SATA5,6,7(sil 3114), they are detected as 3 HDD,
but my raptor still cant boot from sil3114. Its different with my Seagate as OS can boot from nv chip or sil3114:confused:

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:03 PM

Once drives are part of a RAID array, you need to "break" the array before separating or moving the drives. Otherwise they drives will always tell a RAID controller that they are part of an array and cause problems.

You will need to wipe the drives that were part of an array before trying to build a new array.

Use the search to find the threads that cover this topic.

BTW The SIL controller is not as fast as the nVidia SATA controller. You should try to use the nVidia controller whenever possible.

#9 zungkono

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:02 PM

Once drives are part of a RAID array, you need to "break" the array before separating or moving the drives. Otherwise they drives will always tell a RAID controller that they are part of an array and cause problems.

You will need to wipe the drives that were part of an array before trying to build a new array.

Use the search to find the threads that cover this topic.

BTW The SIL controller is not as fast as the nVidia SATA controller. You should try to use the nVidia controller whenever possible.


my WD Raptor(as Windows operating system) is not in Raid mode.

now, my configuration :
mainboard : dfi expert
proc : opt148
mem : geil tccd 2x512
hdd :
SATA1 (nv chip) --> WD Raptor 74GB (as OS)
SATA2 (nv chip) --> WD Caviar 320GB
SATA3&4 (nv chip) --> 2 x Hitachi Desktar 160GB SATA II on Raid0
SATA5 (sil3114 chip) --> Seagate 80GB (has an OS on this drive)


I bought 4 x Hitachi Desktar 250GB SATAII that I wanted to build as Raid0+1, need 4 SATA that can run as SATA generation II so I choosed nv chip(4 SATA fully used), then I moved the WD Raptor contained OS to sil3114.
the config became :
mainboard : dfi expert
proc : opt148
mem : geil tccd 2x512
hdd :
SATA1-4 (nv chip) --> 4 x Hitachi Desktar 250GB SATAII in Raid0+1
SATA5 (sil3114 chip) --> WD Raptor 74GB
SATA6 (sil3114 chip) --> Seagate 80GB
SATA7(sil3114 chip) --> WDCaviar 320GB

if I choose boot priority --> Seagate 80GB then work normally
but if I choose boot priority --> WD Raptor 74GB then wont boot

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:06 PM

Put the single Raptor with the boot OS back on the nVidia controller with no other drives installed.

Boot to Windows.

Download and install the SIL drivers.

Make sure the SIL device is loaded in Device Manager.

Put the single Raptor with the boot OS on the SIL controller. Change the BIOS settings to make that a boot drive.

See if the OS boots.

Post back with your results.