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Searched, but didn't find out whether this is possible.

I'd like to setup a RAID Zero array using NV RAID.

I'll be using two drives for the RAID Zero Array, and would like to use the other two ports for regular SATA.

Is this possible?

I'm familiar with Promise RAID setups, and you can use two ports for RAID, and the other two can be used for regular SATA.

Not sure if this is possible with the Nvidia chipset.

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Yes. I'm not sure how it is with the Ultra D's. However, with the DFI Experts, SATA 1-4 is controlled by NV RAID while SATA 5-8 is controlled by the Silicon Image RAID driver (in your case, the Promise driver). Try this, plug the 2 HD's to be put in RAID into SATA 1 and 2. And the 2 spare HD's into SATA 7 and 8.

 

If that seems like too much work. Let me tell you I have RAID 0 on SATA 1 and 2 and a separate SATA deepstorage drive on SATA 3. NVRAID has no problem detecting it.

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been creating/benchmarking/destroying/redoing the whole process for 2 month be4 i find the best cluster/stripe size and stuff for my system and for what i need the computer to do ...

 

but you can do it and its POSSIBLE

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Searched, but didn't find out whether this is possible.

I'd like to setup a RAID Zero array using NV RAID.

I'll be using two drives for the RAID Zero Array, and would like to use the other two ports for regular SATA.

Is this possible?

I'm familiar with Promise RAID setups, and you can use two ports for RAID, and the other two can be used for regular SATA.

Not sure if this is possible with the Nvidia chipset.

 

I'm currently running this way on my two ultra-d rigs. Both machines have dual 74GB Raptors in RAID 0 on ports 1&2, with single SATA drives attached to the SATA ports 3&4.

 

In the BIOS, under Integrated Peripherals - RAID config...

Only enable the two drives you'll be using in the array. Leave the other SATA ports with non-RAIDed drives disabled. Then reboot, hit F10 when prompted and set up the RAID 0 array.

 

hth

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