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Sata Raid-0 And And Ide Drive


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Okay, if you go here you'll see the problem i am having posting, and the reason for this thread. So far, everyone who I've asked that has SATA drives do not have an IDE drive as well.

 

So if you have both SATA and IDE, and you POST in normal times, what's your secret? What settings have to be implemented, or what procedures, etc etc. If you specifically have a SATA Raid-0 array and then a "third" harddrive, an IDE, on your primary ide channel, that's even better cause that's what i have. I just don't know what i could have done wrong. Once I'm in windows everything SEEMS to be running fine (i haven't installed any benchmarks yet). But it's VERY VERY annoying that it takes so long to post, because 1) with all the updating/installing i've done (and still have to do), i have to restart often, and 2) i don't keep my comp on 24/7, so i'll have to deal with it at least once a day.

 

So any suggestions you may have would be very useful. I made this new thread because I have a feeling it's a harddrive setup problem, since most of the posting time is eaten up when it hangs on "detecting ide" or "detecting harddrives" (one of those...i can't remember the exact wording now). Remember, I'm using an MSI Neo2 Platinum mobo for this.

 

Thanks.

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I have a SATA raid 0 setup with a IDE HD on the master IDE channel for extra storage (BTW, I am using a DFI infinity). It sounds like you have done some considerable steps in order to get your rig running smoothly. My best guess is to check the jumpers on your IDE HD and try different jumper settings. I once accidently set my jumpers on my IDE HD to slave and it would take forever to post. Make sure the IDE HD is plugged into the master portion of the IDE cable.

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yep, after all this work, i've found a LOT of articles about the impracticality of raid 0. Oh, well. It was interesting setting it up and learning from that. I'm going to keep it, because in the end if I just had one drive and it failed, i would lose the data anyway. At least this way every once in awhile i get a performance edge.

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Not certain if this has any relevance to the MSI Neo2 Platinum, but its worth a shot seeing as it mentions a fix for S-ATA RAID 0 in the v1.1 BIOS:

 

1. This is Award BIOS release.

2. This BIOS fixes the following problem(s) of the previous version:

- Supports CPU FSB to 350MHz.

- Fixes incorrect message during POST after CPU over clocking.

- Supports Sempron CPU.

- Fixes ghost rate running slow with RAID0 under DOS mode. <-----

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Yes I can see advantages of using 2 hard drives so if one fails, I have been thinking about doing it with one of my asus boards or machines for the office, not that the information is that important but there are a lot of hours to get what I have on the drive and would hate to loose it all, I guess I could back it up but who wants to back up daily or weekly, I think 2 drives would be the way to go and set them to what is it raid 0+1 so you get both?

 

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Well I ran a Hard drive test on my 2 raptors raid 0 and this is what I get

heh, well i dunno if that chart's good or bad. lol. is that program available here at occ?

 

anyways, it winds up that my ide drive had the jumper set to master w/ slave instead of single, so that's why it was taking forever for the mobo to go thru the checks. After changing the jumpers on my other drive, I guess I overlooked this one. doh!

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heh, well i dunno if that chart's good or bad. lol. is that program available here at occ?

 

anyways, it winds up that my ide drive had the jumper set to master w/ slave instead of single, so that's why it was taking forever for the mobo to go thru the checks. After changing the jumpers on my other drive, I guess I overlooked this one. doh!

I do not think it is here, I think I had to google it back when I got it but it looks as if there is a newer version out anyway.

 

 

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anyways, it winds up that my ide drive had the jumper set to master w/ slave instead of single, so that's why it was taking forever for the mobo to go thru the checks. After changing the jumpers on my other drive, I guess I overlooked this one. doh!

 

I had a feeling it was the jumpers on the IDE drive as stated in my earlier post. Im glad things worked out for ya.

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