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ULI RAID Problem?

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basically i get good performance *SOMETIMES* with the ULI SATA RAID drivers.

 

I'm running the 2 seagates in a raid 0 off the ULI m1575. I downloaded the 2.20 driver package off their website and installed the ATI chipset drivers. I also installed the AMD dual core optimizer.

 

Basically, it seems like disk performance is great in some areas and terrible in others. I know the spikes and dips are normal in HD tach, but notice how sometimes the performance is pretty much 0. I experience stops in games pretty often, where it seems like the computer crashed, but it's just reading from the disks...it is infuriating to say the least...

 

Also, every time I start up the computer, windows loads maybe 1/3 of the time. For the other times, windows stops and says some file is missing or what not. This is a fresh install (and good media) so I don't understand what's going on.

 

Anyone shed light on this?

 

I did change the SATA settings from the BIOS from PATA Emulation to AHCI. What else do I need to install to get this working properly?

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You have the dreaded uli errors no fix for this problem but seems from what i have read vista has much less disk errors the xp. You may have already read about this in the forum but like the rest of us me included bought the problem when we purchased this board.

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I sometimes run into the "cannot find ntloader" I think it's called as well. The ULi controller is sketchy especially when running a RAID array. After switching my Hitachi's to SATA150 to no avail, next step is just reformatting on the SI3114 controller. I'll have to split up the RAID because the 3114 is on the archaic PCI bus which saturates easily. You could try an RMA and hope for the best, but all DFI did for me was send my board back without so much as an explanation. The timeout errors actually seem worse after getting my board back. I'm done with this POS controller. Soon the motherboard as well.

 

Since you've only tried the 2.20 package so far, try these and setting PCI latency to 64 or 32. SB voltage to 1.85v, etc... something might work for you. My A00 board is hopeless.

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