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How do I seamlessly swap a raid card?

Q: How do I seamlessly swap a raid card?

I want to swap out my promise parallel raid card for a silicon image raid card without having to reload my OS.

Is there a seamless way to load the new silicon image raid driver into WinXP, then swap the card itself and boot back up??
Any help is appreciated!

A: How do I seamlessly swap a raid card?

Seamless? Probably not.

Here's something that will probably work, but it's not seamless. Install the Silicon Image raid drivers on the current setup. Do an Image backup with something like Acronis True Image or Norton GHOST to a non-RAID drive. Install the new RAID controller, restore the image back to the new RAID array, and boot up.

I've installed a couple of RAID systems by first installing the O/S onto a non-RAID drive, then GHOSTing it to the RAID array after the fact. Worked just fine...

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My Antec Neo480 p/s quit working the other day and i bought an Antec Neo550 to replace it. Everything went smoothly with the swap but when i turn it on it won't find my boot drive. It states something like no boot drive detected insert boot cd, etc.. I have 2 WD 80g sata drives in raid 0. I quadruple checked all connections, then i unhooked everything and just hooked up the raid drives and vid card power, still the same thing. I also tried disconnected the sata power cables from the drives and hooking in molex power cables, nothing. I can't figure out why this is happening with just a P/S swap. Do i need to change something in the bios? Do i need to stick in my spare 80g ide drive and install windows on it, then replug in my satas and see if they'll be detected? Could the new P/S be causing this, it seems to be working properly though? I'm really outta ideas. I'm guessing its something to do with the boot drive being raid, but i've had this setup runing great for a couple years now and all i did was swap P/S. My drives are full of data i can't lose. Any and all ideas are most welcomed. Thanks!!

My specs:

WinXP Pro, Asus A8N-SLI Premium, AMD Athlon 64 3200, 2 gigs OCZ Plats (2x1g), eVGA 7800GT, SB Audigy 2, 2xWD 80g 7200 SATA (raid0), 1 WD ide 320g (storage drive), NEC DVD/RW drive, Pioneer slot DVD drive

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can someone please explain to me how to change out and transfer my files and folders from my 2 - 30gb hdd /w RAID to my 2 - 300gb hdd w/ RAID? i'm running windows xp pro, and i have an external maxtor 80gb hdd.

A:how to swap 2 -30gb hdd to 2 - 300gb hdd w/ RAID

tim4604 said:

can someone please explain to me how to change out and transfer my files and folders from my 2 - 30gb hdd /w RAID to my 2 - 300gb hdd w/ RAID? i'm running windows xp pro, and i have an external maxtor 80gb hdd.Click to expand...

Is it hardware RAID, or software RAID? Is Windows installed on this RAID setup, or is it just for data?

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This is a great site, been lurking for a few days now...

I am putting together a new system and through an accident I have 4 HDD, 2x300GB SATA and 2x320 GB SATA II. The idea was a 2 HDD RAID 0 setup, but now I have a question.

What would get me the best performance:
- RAID 0 with 2 drives
- No RAID, but WinXP Pro swap file on the non-OS HDD
- RAID 5 with all four HDD (this is RAID 0 with redundancy, right? How's the performance?)
- Another option, keeping in mind speed is the goal. Does RAID 0 really give that much of a performance increase?

Any help will be greatly appreciated...I may just send two back and get some $$ back!

A:RAID or Swap File move for new system?

The swapfile performance depends on how much you actually use it. If you have plenty of RAM, then you could keep your swap on any slow disk and you would barely notice.

Can you actually do RAID5 on your controller? Or is it software RAID? RAID5 is slower than 0 when writing and it is optimal when you have an odd number of drives. I wouldn't recommend it across 4 HDDs.

If you have a kickass system that can do RAID5 then perhaps it can do RAID 1+0 - a mirror of stripes. This way you would get the speed of 0 with redundancy of 1. You'd lose half of your disk space of course.

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A:PCI Card Swap Issues

Go to Start/Search and type in devmgmt.msc Right click the devmgmt.msc icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Device Manager right click your sound device and Uninstall it. Shut down your computer and unplug it, then remove the sound card. Now restart the computer without the sound card in. Once the computer loads shut it down again, and replace the card in the PCI slot you had it in Now restart it and load the driver.

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Any advice on installing this new video card? Will it work with my computer?
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A:Video Card Swap

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I was told it is easy to do. Can you please advice me how to do it. I have two computers. Both running xp prefessional. I was told it would be beneficial to swap the memory cards because my older computer didn't except the full 512, and I would benefit from putting that memory card in my newer computer, and vise versa. Currently specs are 601 mhz and 128 ram (newer computer), and 400 mhz and 256 ram (older one that didn't except full amount).

I haven't looked in my computer yet to even see where the memory card is or what it looks like. If you need to know more I will do my best to find the answer.

Thanks for your help!

A:memory card swap?

Can you give us the make and model numbers for both computers?

Need to first see if the PC's can handle that much memory by refering to their user manuals from the manufacturer's website.

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During this period I hadn't attached my speakers on, so I don't know when exactly this happened, but after re-attaching the speakers (after swapping the cards) I realise I'm not getting any sound. My Realtek HD Audio control panel FAILS to detect any jack plugged in.

Volume is turned on, drivers are installed correctly, default sound is set to the Realtek HD onboard sound card.

I don't know what is wrong with my computer.

If I turn on the speaker volume to full blast, I can hear loud hissing coming out of the left speaker. If I mute/turn down the volume (in windows, not speaker), I hear a slight pop when it mutes/the volume reaches 0. If I try to play something I hear some very faint droning from the right speaker (hiss from left speaker still present), even at full volume.

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Has anyone had this problem before? Please help!

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I know that I'll must not remove the SD but infact I intend to use a SD card always IN (the SD slot is PC-internal), like an second hard drive of 4GB. Under "Windows 2000" this usage gave me a great performance improvement during an heavy memory load process (with the internal HD often an intensive swap usage is a very pain ).

My SD card reader isn't an USB device but a mini-pci expansion slot (sdbus.sys).

I know that the better choice should be the RAM, but unfortunately my beautifull mini-laptop support at maximum 1GB: for the 90% of the my usage 1GB is a good quantity, but sometimes not. In this latter cases the swap could be a very pain due to the low performance of the 1,8" HD, the use of a good class 6 SD card is better (I can confirm you that because I already use it with Windows 2000; this limit exist only from XP on).

Following a Toshiba indication, the best HD swap solution is with an HD of 60 GB (unfortunately also this with quite low performance ), and for this reason that isn't a real good solution.
I've already tried to use/modify the following regkey:
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management,Key = PagingFiles
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A:Using on XP a SD card for a part of the swap file

Strange. My laptop was quite willing to take my USB drive for it's swap file.

Is your system recognising the existence of the card in My Computer?

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Thanks in advance!

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I put the other graphics card back in and now that doesn't work. Not sure what to do.

I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate, not sure about the service pack or any other details atm/

A:Graphics card swap problems.

Hey JordD and welcome to TSF.

What PSU are you using (Power supply unit) and what is the name of your graphics card?

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Regards Robert.

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These are good guides to performing a repair install

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Right, so. My sis got a computer a couple of days ago. We're both very new to vista, but I'm a bit more of a comp wonk, so when it started to bug up a little, I thought I'd play around with it to get a handle on the system.

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It's a 32 bit os, multicore processor, 4 gigs ram, Nvidia 7600 GT card. Every driver is up to date unless I made a mistake with the updating processes, and the audio chipset is the intel soundmax hd audio(I couldn't find any drivers for this chipset, so it's probably running at out of box drivers. The auto update told me they were up to date, but I've never trusted that thing, sooo.)

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A:My audio is lagging seamlessly in fullscreen games

You should uninstall the audio drivers and then google them for the latest, Microsoft won't always detect the latest drivers. Also check your event log when you get a chance and see if it mentions anything about driver performance. You can also check this in the performance panel of the Contreol Panel.

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A:Want to uninstall Avast and install Avira (seamlessly)

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A:Can i swap out my nvidia graphics card in my Dell XPS 15 L502X laptop?

Nothing you could buy on the open market. You should really contact Dell and see if a better replacement is available for that model.
From the NVidia forum on this exact subject:
"Some laptops are fitted with MXM modules, which are basically mini PCIe graphics cards. These modules are replaceable, yet rarely upgradeable. Normally the laptop will be designed to support a particular module, both in terms of power & cooling as well as well as form factor. Unfortunately despite the fact that 'MXM' is a standard, there are enough differences between module and laptop design that you are probably stuck with what you've got.

For laptops which are not fitted with MXM modules, the only option is to replace the motherboard as the graphics chipset will be built in.

Caveats for others:

- If the laptop you bought had faster graphics options at point of purchase - i.e. the 580M was offered but you only went for the 540M, then it is possible that a higher performance MXM module may be available. It might take quite some trial and error and time on Google to find this out.

- If the laptop was available with an NVIDIA graphics card, but you only opted for the Intel on-board at the time, then it is possible you could find a replacement motherboard which has the NVIDIA chip fitted."

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.

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I just bought a Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter card, it has the Promise PDC20269 chip ver 2.20, is there any way to do a software RAID setup on this card?, it doesn't mention anything about it in the maual, but can I flash it with something else, thanks for any help

A:IDE RAID card?

heemid said:

I just bought a Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter card, it has the Promise PDC20269 chip ver 2.20, is there any way to do a software RAID setup on this card?, it doesn't mention anything about it in the maual, but can I flash it with something else, thanks for any helpClick to expand...

If you're running Windows 2000 or XP you can set up software RAID (it's built into Windows).

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My only query is that I wont be able to setup RAID 10 with 320Gb and 300mb/s or RAID 0 with 720Gb and 600mb/s and have my OS put onto this setup. [My motherboard (g33mo3 foxconn board) does NOT support RAID to my knowledge(Feel free to correct me if you know different)] so would this card be able to boot from the HDD's attatched in RAID10 / RAID 0
P.S should I go with a faster and more storage or more reliable and less power etc...

Thank you again

A:Raid card

If you're going to go RAID don't do it with the cheapest RAID controller money can buy. I can almost guarantee you won't have a great experience if you do. I've never seen a good $10 RAID controller before (unless times have really changed) and the controller you linked only has 2 SATA ports so you won't be setting up RAID10. RAID10 requires at minimum 4 drives.

nevermind - upon closer inspection it does have 4 SATA ports - but I still think if you're going to go with a RAID controller you should get a higher quality one than this.

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Actually do i even NEED one? becuase my motherboard (ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo) supports RAID 0,1,5,10 and im getting 2 hard drives to be in RAID 0 soo do i need a RAID card thats preferably not over ,ike 50 bucks because im on a budget here. whats the main difference?

A:What RAID card should i get?

Don't bother. Remember if you use RAID in one controller, you need another controller for the dvd drive.

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I need advice about RAID cards...

My uncle wants to boost his hard-drive setup
I built him a new good-spec PC but he didnt buy a new HDD..
he just used the IDE 80Gb 8Mb cache one sharing the DVD-RAM IDE port

now he wants faster....
we want to setup 2 x SATAII drives in RAID O ARRAY but I dunno where to start with RAID cards that support SATAII..

he has a PCI-E x1 slot spare (as im aware in plugs into that)

any advice would be greatly appreciated...please and thank you

A:which RAID card...?

Personally, I like Adaptec among a few other brands. On Newegg you can find some cheaper models if this card is out budget, relatively easy to find.

Here's a Newegg link - just make sure when looking that it is PCIe x1

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I have Inspirion 3537 laptop currently. And it has got rt3290 wireless card which has got very bad reputation. The card does not work on Ubuntu based OS even if the laptop was ubuntu approved. I also have another laptop Inspirion N5010 which has damaged motherboard, but its wifi was working pefectly when last time I used it on both windows and Ubuntu OS. So here is my question, Can I swap internal wifi card from above two laptops to make wifi working again in Inspirion 3537 laptop. 

Current laptop is use Inspirion 3537
Old laptop with damaged motherboard Inspirion N5010
N5010 was damaged 3 years ago
My current laptop is not under warrenty

Will the Wifi card of old laptop fit into new one and will it work on new laptop? 
Here is system information of new laptop if needed.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 ProVersion 10.0.10586 Build 10586Other OS Description Not AvailableOS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name xxxxxxSystem Manufacturer Dell Inc.System Model Inspiron 3537System Type x64-based PCSystem SKU Inspiron 3537Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, 2301 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A08, 4/30/2014SMBIOS Version 2.7Embedded Controller Version 1.01BIOS Mode LegacyBaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.BaseBoard Model Not AvailableBaseBoard Name Base BoardPlatform Role MobileSecure Boot State UnsupportedPCR7 Configuration Binding Not PossibleWindows Directory C:\WindowsSystem Directory C:\Windows\system32Boot De... Read more

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I ordered a raid card named Highpoint Rocket 640L Lite version 4-Port PCI_Express 2.0 x4 SATA 6GB/s Raid controller. I would like to know if I can simply use it to connect more data hard drives ( Not Raid Mode), as all the sata ports on my mobo are used up and I want to put my hard drives into my box.

A:Question about Raid PCI-E Card

If it will work with your system (a few people have reported incompatibility issues), then you can use it for individual non-RAIDed drives. Based on Newegg reviews, even though it advertises it's PCI-e x4, it will run at only x2 speed which means you will not get SATA III's full 6Gbs speed. Still, it should be faster than SATA II and, as long as you are running HDDS on it, you are not likely to be able to tell the difference (SSDs might appear to be slower). Be aware that it has its own BIOS that will be introduced into the boot lineup, making overall boot up time a bit longer (my own HBA, an LSI 9211-8i, does the same thing).

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My kid did something evil to my computer and he won't fess up to it. So now I get an error message that pops up every two minutes saying:"GetDriveLayOut: CreateFile fail!The system cannot find the file specified"I also get an "Interactive Services Detection" error saying a program is trying to display a message.In the show program details button, the program message path comes from Programfiles\VIA\RAID\vialogsv.exeI have a raid card on this system, but not for RAID. It's so I can run all of my old IDE drives on a SATA board.Any pop up windows in Internet Explorer pop up but don't do anything. If I knew what my kid did, I could probably fix it, but he's got a case of the "I dunno's."I've ran several different virus programs and online checkers and it got almost all of the viruses, but there's something hidden below everything that nothing detects. The Library section of the GMER lit up red all over the place.ANy help from a genius would be greatly appreciated! You guys ROCK!my DDS.txt file is as follows:___________________________________________________________________________________________DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Brick at 12:03:57.82 on Sat 08/14/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Extreme Edition R1 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1201 [GMT -7:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Wind... Read more

A:Virus trying to take over my RAID card

Hello dischgWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan or rootkit.This type of infection has the capabilities to allows hacker to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identity Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.If you still want to clean it please do the following===================Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Extract its contents to your desktop.Once extracted,... Read more

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I have an old PC that I use as a file and media server for storing backups and streaming FLAC audio files to my Squeezebox devices. It has three identical 250 gig IDE hard drives installed and, at the moment, I'm using Linux on there and using symbolic links. However, what I would really like to do is to put Windows 2000 on it (Linux is driving me CRAZY) and raid 5 the three drives together. In the quick bit of research I've done, it seems that most raid cards are for SATA drives these days. Are there any PCI raid cards still out there that will support raid 5 and work with IDE drives?


A:Raid card for IDE drives?

Google gets plenty of hits on ata raid cards -
(ata = ide).

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I have bought a Maxtor Plus 9 80Gb Serial ATA hard disk drive and as I have an older computer I have also had to buy a PCI ATA133 RAID controller card. Will it matter that I don't have two disks (as normally forms a RAID array)?

A:RAID controller card

Yep. but you need to buy a SATA PCI controller too as ATA133 controller doesn't control it. It should be obvious to you if you take a look at the back side of your new disk.

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Hi there techspot people. I have a question in regards a sata raid controller card. Currently am searching for a decent card to allow me to build a RAID 5 array, with atleast 3 disks, expandable on the next few months to more than 4-5. I've noticed that adaptec has a reasonable choice for a sata raid controller with 6 ports, however i would like to know what the experts thing about these cards and this manufacturer. Also is there any alternative to this card? I have no pci-x slot on my mobo, its a common old MSI K8N Neo Platinum with an althon 64 3.4Ghz.
Any recommendations much appreciated, or maybe an ebay listing of the card to check the price too. The one i mentioned goes for 50-70GBP new.


A:SATA PCI card for RAID

Which exact model are you talking about?

Do not buy an Adaptec HostRAID device - those are rebranded fakeraid cards, not real Adaptec products.

Actually, don't buy any fakeraid device - RAID5 on these is slow, 1990s desktop computer kind of slow. Excellent information on SATA RAID cards here:

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I have added a raid pci card to my xp setup. When I boot up with no hhd's connected it posts fine and shows the raid card info (along with the inbuilt raid on the motherboard) and boots into windows. But if I boot with 2 hhd's attached the system hangs at the point where windows normaly loads.

I'm not sure what to do to correct this, all seems fine if I go in to the raid setup before it boots windows and create a raid array but I still have booting problems.

I have checked in my bios and the hhd with windows is set to be first booted...

Any help would be great, tell me if you need more info.


A:Raid card problems

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I recently got a promise stex4650 raid card and couldn't get it to work on my vista ultimate, giga p55 ud6 sys...spent almost aweek working with tech support...i saw that you guys had recommended promise and highpoint....any particular highpoint model comparable to the promise ??

and 2 velociraptors for raid 0


A:help with raid card choice

This highpoint card should do the job for you. You will also find the highpoint bios easier to use/understand.

Note this is pci express. If you need a pci type card, post back.

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I purchased a "Silicon Image" card and it worked for a while but now all of the sudden it does not work. I take the card out and windows xp starts up fine, i put the card in and windows will not even boot up, bad card?

A:Raid card not working?

When you remove the card, is anything attached to the card? If you have nothing attached and remove the card, now the system boots fine. I would say a bad card; something died on it. If there is a drive attached to the card, try booting with the drive disconnected completely from the card.

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hey guys I recently bought two ssds with these specs

Sequential Access - Read up to 230MB/s Sequential Access - Write up to 150MB/s
and put them into raid 0 with my on board raid. My average read time with these in raid 0 is only 123mbs, I don't know but i was expecting faster with them striped together. So i came to the conclusion that it is probably my onboard raid controller.

So i was wondering can anybody suggest some raid controllers, preferably in the 75 dollars or less range.


A:Raid card suggestion

Well, it seems like you have some other issue going on here. 1 drive alone should be scoring in the 200+ it seems like you either have SATA 1.5Gbps controllers or something isn't configured correctly. I would expect with a RAID 0 configuration, you would be around 420-470MB/s.

What motherboard do you have?

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I am soon building a small server computer and for this computer, I am getting 2 7200rpm drives. I am going to setup raid 1 for these 2 drives so if one fails, I have the other. I have never used any raid arrays before so I was wondering if it was worth getting a raid card supporting raid 1, or should I just stick with software raid. What are the downsides of using both? Thanks to anyone who helps.

A:Is a raid card worth it?

jobeard Will probably know best, but I can offer the little insight I know. RAID cards tend to be expensive, so that is something to take into consideration. Software RAIDs tend to slow down the CPU since the CPU must spend computing power driving the virtual (emulator) RAID array. I would personally avoid RAID, but for reliability purposes especially on servers, it may be worth looking into.

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hi all im a bit new to all this.i have just added a 120gb wd hardrive fitted to a pci raid controller card.since then programs take ages to load first time after boot up on my main c drive..something seems to be slowing things down.i have tried stopping all programs from loading but it is still very slow after bootup.any ideas would be well recieved.,i have amd 2800 1 gb ddr ram on windows xp .gigabyte motherboard ga-7n400. raid card is ,sil 0680 ultra 133 medley ata raid controller pci slot 7 (pci bus 1 device 9 funtion 0) i have 2 drives on my main pc and this new one on the raid card.if i disable the raid controller in device manager and reboot everything is fine,aol launches very soon as i enable the raid card driver again and reboot,everything is very slow loading,aol takes ages to load.


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Thank you for looking at my problem I put in a a sata card for my friend, and a blu-ray burner. But for some reason the computer seems to see it as a cd drive. I open computer and it says BD drive, and I can click eject. It will open but will not see any dvd I put in. The sata card is Silicon Image Sil3512 2-Port Serial ATA PCI Controller Card, and the blu-ray is LG WH14NS40K. Is this card only for hard drives? Thanks for any help!

A:Blu Ray not working off raid card....

Quote: Originally Posted by stephenstud

Thank you for looking at my problem I put in a a sata card for my friend, and a blu-ray burner. But for some reason the computer seems to see it as a cd drive. I open computer and it says BD drive, and I can click eject. It will open but will not see any dvd I put in. The sata card is Silicon Image Sil3512 2-Port Serial ATA PCI Controller Card, and the blu-ray is LG WH14NS40K. Is this card only for hard drives? Thanks for any help!

If you look under drive properties tab for the LG in the Computer windows and the devices name and model number and type are listed then the SATA card is identifying the LG drive correctly. So the drive will play CD's? Will it do anything when you put a DVD in? Does the drive try to read it? Try a program like VLC VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework! This will play CD's, DVD's and Blu Ray discs. It is possible the LG drive is just plain DEAD ON ARRIVAL and does not work. Your SATA card will be fine with any SATA device as long as you don't try to boot from them without your main bios giving you the option as add in card.

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argh! i been tryin for ages to find someone who can help me.. i hope you guys can. sigh. i currently have this card. "PCI ATA 100 IDE Card (Raid Optional)" ATA 100.jpg

the problem im having is that i runnin win 98, i installed the driver, shutdown, installed the card, plugged the ata cables into teh card. i have 2 optical and 2 hdd's. with another 4 hdd's ready to be put in. im connected to a new 450w power supply which im pretty sure can handle 10 hdds easy if it wanted to..the problem now is that seeming the card has its own bios it takes over the ide ports on teh motherboard, this leaves me with teh ide card being primary, it works fine being primary mind you. the original ports WONT work anymore on teh m/b. i i have tried every combo with a drive, from master on IDE-1 to slave on IDE-2. The boot sequence will read the drive and tell me waht it is, (ive only been testing with just one hdd , an 80gig WD). it goes through that then boots the controller bios. it THEN will do one of 2 things,... hang, itll just stop and go, "no", or itll boot into win98 and the fkn thing will be functioning as though the ide card was the primary in the motherboard... it cant find the hdd it found in bootup...

now. in partition magic i can see the drive as well.. ive tried it with it being active and it being inactive (set).

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A:HELP!!!!!!!! PCI ATA 100 IDE Card (Raid Optional)

did you try the Silicon Image site? (since your card has one of their chips on it)

There product support.

try the ide and raid card support -siI064x-based cards support.

maybe the jumper is not set right.

You can email them too and ask.

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I am trying to find a driver download for a Belkin F5U098 ata/133 raid/ide card. All help is greatly appreciated.

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i got a new intel D915GAVL motherboard which has 4 sata slots but only 2 ide slots (1 for the hard drive & other for floppy drive). used the motherboard ide for an older hard drive and have some older dvd/cdrw & cd rom that i wanted to still use so i bought a ultra ata/133 ide raid controller card and thought it would be a easy thing to have them up & running. hooked up everything & even installed the raid card driver (via driver on external hard drive).

now, the confusion part. under "my computer" on win xp, i can't see the drives for the dvd/cdrw or cd rom. have i missed some absolute obvious thing? i am going to be completely naive and say i thought with this plug & play thing, the drives would be automatically detected after the hardware and drivers were installed. obviously, i was wrong.

anyone have any insights or suggestions?



A:Solved: IDE RAID Card Confusion

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I have an old ish computer with no SATA plugs. I am wondering whether buying a SATA RAID card meens that I can have SATA hard drives or whether it just meens that I can have extra sockets if my motherboard already has RAID.

Any Help Apreciated

Thanking in advance


A:Solved: Sata raid card

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Hello All- my question is fairly simple I believe with a compatibility question.

I want to buy a SATA / IDE / USB Combo Card RAID for my Dell Dimension 3000

issue is that.. I don't know if it is compatible with my motherboard,
I "downloaded" EVEREST so I can supply a correct information.
Below is an attachment of the information in notepad.

[Can anyone help me with this issue, and give a little knowledge for me too]

~Reason why I want the Card is so I can buy an external HDD for my computer; all new external HDD use only ( USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA )

Let me know if you need any other information__Thank You in Advance

A:MotherBoard~ Controlers/Raid\PCI Card

DO I Need more Information for a response*

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Hi I was hoping to avoid an onboard conflict with adding this new PCI Raid card and 4X WD Raptors in Raid 0
The Bios settings I question are:

OnBoard IrDa-Controller- should this be disabled?
OnBoard Serial Port ??
Any Bios recommendation will be appreciated.
Do you think the supplied Bios and drivers will avoid a conflict?

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First of all, I would like to say, I have a LSI 3ware 9690SA-4I RAID card, and yes, I understand this is overkill but that's not the point here.

So, I've just recently Bought a RAID card (the one I mentioned above), and I'm looking to do some nice RAID arrays (possibly RAID 10 or RAID 5).
Now my question is, What happens if I'm doing a RAID and the card breaks, Would I be locked into that specific card and only be able to use that card for recovering my RAID (or even just LSI). Can I somehow use a third party program to recover the Files or just use another RAID card, (what conditions if so. ie: same manufacture, same Brand, etc,).
What if I were to just use RAID mirrored, would the first drive be exactly the same as the other so I can just freely take that drive out and use it on another computer without any RAID.

Also, If I had one Array of four drives and then had an extra one without raid, (where I could store backups). Would that drive be affected or could I just easily take that drive out and then plug it into another computer without any problem either?

I'm building a home NAS here, and I was curious, because I most likely rely on that storage solution for most of my file storage, and if that breaks down, then I'll be in a very tight squeeze.

I would be very thankful if someone could help me as soon as possible.

-Michael L.

A:Solved: Broken RAID CARD

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I need additional IDE support and decided to go the add-on route with a generic card with Silicon Image chip. All I want is to be able to switch a Zip drive to the card so I can add a backup hard drive to mainboard. I am not wanting RAID option, just manual backup of system. I have an

ECS K7S5A mainboard
1333 AMD CPU
512 PC133 RAM
ATI 7000 Video card
Samsung SV4002H (40.06 GB) HD
External Sport-Modem

I installed the card and then the drivers for non-RAID setup, shut the system down, connected the Zip drive and re-powered. The SI BIOS recognizes the Zip drive, but Win2000 will not start the card. System check shows the infamous yellow "!". I have also tried the Samsung on the card and tried to bootup using SCSI boot option (necessary for an IDE card bootup configuration). Different jumper settings were tried, but only Cable Select for Samsung and Zip will work when used as individual drive connections. Only individual drives were connected to card at any one time. SI help here is minimal, since they did not make the card. Jumpers on card are hard-wired.

System will not boot past the blue screen with Mandrake Linux option boot. Am I missing something on installation of card or drives?

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I'm a computer nerd with moderate experience in computers(In no way related to IT), I have built, troubleshoot, Quality Control, many computers. However, when it comes to stuff that people are using in business, Virtual machines, Massive server Racks, Infrastructure. I would have very minimal understanding of such things.

(the Computer is a Core 2 Duo with 8GB ram, with 5 WD REDs)

What I want to know is on a topic regarding RAID cards. People use them because of redundancies so all data is safe from hard drive failure. My question is that, How long is the lifespan of a RAID card, and What kind of RAID card replacement (be specific)would one need to look for if their current one fails, (to allow your current array to still be used). Also, is it practical to use it for home file servers when running RAID 5 or should I just use software RAID?

Thanks in advance
: D

A:Solved: RAID Card Practical?

You can check the manufacturer's website for their estimated MTBF but you can have a card fail straight out of the box, to a few hours, to months, years, or even decades. I have some HP RAID cards going over 10 years and I have a failed Dell Perc4 that was closing in on 10 years. I also have several Adaptec controllers that didn't make it past 3 to 5 years. You generally have to stay with the same manufacturer to migrate RAID arrays and many will have a list posted on which cards can be used for migration as well. But migration shouldn't also be a given nor should RAID ever be considered a full safe guard for data or as a substitute for a true and proper backup. You can also have complete data corruption if the controller fails or in some bad cases lose all your data even if a single drive fails. And don't forget that anything beyond RAID-1 makes data recovery harder as you need multiple drives to rebuild the data.

RAID generally doesn't make sense for a home user; RAID is best suited for an environment that requires little to no downtime. RAID-1 isn't too bad as cost isn't that bad and recoverability and migration is easier but you still need a proper backup and for most people a backup is the better and safer solution anyway.

Home RAID solutions, either those built into the motherboard or those cheap RAID capable cards are nowhere on the same level of performance or reliability as expensive RAID controllers. Even if you place an expensiv... Read more

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I just won an Adaptec RA1200A IDE RAID card on eBay and, bearing in mind that it normally, as far as I can tell, retails for about £45 and there are cheap ("software" ones I assume) ones available I wonder if anyone knows if the card is any good?

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Did a clean install with OEM Ultimate to a card based SCSI Raid 0. Formatted drive and windows recognizes without drivers. During partitioning windows automatically created two partitions a very small partition and second which is deemed bootable primary. Install went fine and can boot without dvd. Attached a 500 storage drive to the primary (also tried secondary). Bios recognizes it and set last on the boot order. Now system will not boot UNLESS the dvd is in the drive. Installed the OS to that IDE drive and left the OS on the raid - now will boot using the SCSI. Also tried installing the raid cards native drivers (vista based) same result - still creates a phantom partition.

When I looked at the small partition of the RAID it has a bunch of files - bootmgr,etc on the partition. I'm assuming that when the system boots it goes somehow thinks initially the IDE is the start drive. Tried all combinations of start drive in the bios - still does the same thing.

Question: How can I fix this so that I don't have a copy of the OS on both drives. Be more than happy to provide more information if needed.

A:Can't boot without DVD with SCSI Raid Card and IDE


Try a startup repair. You may need to run it as many as 3 times.

Be sure to have the drive attached when you run it.

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Will I require a dedicated RAID card?

I have an EVGA 750i board with the nVidia chipset.

I currently have an Mtron SSD as my D: drive which I would like to make part of a RAID 0 pair.
This excellent drive averages about 100 megs/sec both reading and writing.
The UDMA6 bus of the motherboard clocks, of course, at 133 megs/sec.

Query: Assume a RAID setup can potentially both read and write at nearly 200 megs/sec.,
will employing the nVidia chipset's RAID controler limit it to less than 133 megs/sec,
such that I must also purchase a card like the Areca 1200 just to get my RAID off the
UDMA bus and onto the PCI-e bus (even if it is only 1x)? tia

A:Must I buy a dedicated RAID controller card?

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I own a dell dimension 8400 and I just installed a seagate 160Gb sata hard drive. I am having a problem reinstalling windows xp and I think I need the SATA/RAID card driver. I feel like I have tried every other possible solution... Does anyone have the link to the driver, or some tips on loading it? I have access to a floppy drive, which I think is needed. Thanks, I appreciated the help!

A:Sata/raid Card Driver

jd5,Take a look at this link. Also note item # 2 at the very bottom under references. hthBe (RAID) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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Hi guys,

Just picked up an XFX Revo64 SATA RAID card from eBay in the hope of adding some extra SATA ports to my HTPC to add some extra storage.

Plugged the card in and connected a working HDD to it and nothing happened. Had a look at Device Manager which is finding a "Mass Storage Controller" but cannot seem to set it up properly and cannot find any drivers for it.

Upon doing some Googling it seems that XFX didn't make any actual drivers for this card so I am now a little stumped as to what I can try next. I have tried running a program called SlimDrivers to try and find a driver that way but to no avail.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

Many thanks!


A:Win 8.1 Cannot setup XFX Revo64 RAID Card

What is this computers complete specs, make and model, including motherboard model?

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I'm wondering if I've made a schoolboy error here...

I'm trying to add more disks to my desktop and have run out of SATA ports the motherboard has 6.

I've just added a SATA RAID card (Semlos 4 Ports PCI Sata Internal Raid Controller Card Sil3114 Chipset with 2 Sata Cables: Computers Accessories) but when I boot up the PC sees the new card but doesn't see SATA portsthe motherboard (so I'm left with 4 SATA ports as opposed to the 6 I had )?

Should I be able to use the onboard SATA ports and the new card?


A:Adding a SATA RAID card

I have no recent experience with this, but I'd expect that you should be able to use both onboard and add-on SATA ports. (Lots of motherboards have third-party SATA controllers. Functionally the same as an add-in card, although the bits are soldered to the motherboard.)

Does the BIOS setup show anything about the onboard SATA controller?

(I'm desperately trying to avoid joking about using a PCI card. I don't recall when I last owned a motherboard with a PCI slot.)

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Hi I am running a MSI K9n SLI Platinum motherboard and have set up a four drive RAID on it which I use for my software. I have also tried to add my Highpoint Rocket RAID 1720 PCI SATA II 2 channel controller
Everything works fine except the Highpoint RAID controller. It has the latest bios installed, and it worked perfectly with Vista ultimate 32bit. Now, with Vista Ultimate 64bit, when I configure the RAID I get an error message saying:
"no enough space to copy PCI Option Rom [00:00:00]"
"no enough space to copy PCI Option Rom [00:01:01]"
can someone please help me?

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Hi, I bought a VIA 6421 chipset raid card, apparently it has been sucking for me. I tried booting up my computer today and yesterday, it doesn't detect the card.
Would it be my motherboard or the card? I'm planning on getting a new motherboard anyways WITH sata/ide and raid included.

Also, if I get the new motherboard and put the hard drives in, would I have to format because it doesn't detect the raid? For ex, if I got a new raid card would I have to format the drives because I'd have to make a new array?


(PS im looking for a dfi lanparty nf2 board if anyone has one for sale)

A:A good sata/ide raid card?

Pretty much all integrated SATA controllers suck unless you buy a high end workstation motherboard In my experience, Silicon Image is the worst SATA "RAID" chip maker.

Yes, as a rule, fakeraid controllers have model-specific configuration information and they don't work with arrays created by some other controller.

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Hope someone can help.
I am trying to do an XP Pro repair install but I cannot get the machine to boot from the cdrom. I have two hard drives running on a raid card and the cdrom is on the motherboard IDE-0 channel. It seems the raid card is over-riding the bios and ignoring the boot options I am setting.

I should mention that the raid card is not configured as a raid controller, I'm just using it to get extra IDE channels.

A:Raid card and cdrom boot

what Raid card is it?? make/model

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I have win xp and I cannot fined where to fix this error code 10 device will not start is there someone that can help me. ::

A:Raid Card (Error Code 10)

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Did you install Windows on this system or was it pre-installed? Were the RAID drivers installed ? What other devices ar installed on your system?

In the Device Manager, remove the device and reboot allowing Windows to redetect it.

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Last week I purchased 6 of these ssd's

It seems my onboard raid controller poops out at about 450mbs at read in my 4xssd raid 0 array. I know the cards are capable of doing more. I'll use the last 2 for my os when i upgrade to win7.

So I'm going to buy this raid card today

I'm hoping this will help my read speeds, but I have a few questions.

What's the easiest way to move my os to the ssd's? I know vista has a backup option in it, but is it possible to mirror my current hdd onto the ssd's before I upgrade to win7 and just format the original os hdd and pray that when I upgrade win7 will see the mirrored image on the ssd's

If I'm doing a fresh install and have all my ssd's hooked up to the raid card will the prompt menu recognize the ssd's through the pci e lane like it does for the native sata ports?

Last question. Can you add more hdd's/sdd's in the future and expand the array?

Thx to all that gives helpful information.

A:SSD Troubles, buying a raid card

bump, still havnt gotten my raid card, but I want to.

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Just bought a new computer. Assembled it myself.

Windoze ME Operating System
ADI 18.5" Microscan 6P monitor
Duron 600 MHz (w/ crappy heatsink)
Asus V7700 Deluxe GeForce GTS w/ 32mb DDR
ABIT KT7-Raid motherboard
128mb RAM
SB Live MP3
D-Link 10/100 530TX NIC
2x 40Gb ATA100 Maxtor HDD for Raid array.(each on own chain. With 2Gb, 20Gb, and the rest partitioned.
300W AOpen power supply.
Fans: 2 case, 1 cpu, 1 gpu, 1 power supply
First problem:
When the system reboots itself, I lose my video. (I can get it back after turn off the power and turn it back on)

Second problem:
When I play a game, the system crashes and reboots (does not lock up the OS though), then things go back to the first problem.

Most of this stuff is pretty new and probably has its share of bugs. If anyone can help me out with bios settings, or bios versions and drivers, it would be greatly appreciated.
[email protected]

A:KT7-RAID w/ Asus V7700 agp card

I don't know how to fix your problem, but if that sb live works good let me know.I have a biostar m7vkb board which is very similar to yours.Did you disable ALL of the onboard crap?My bios had the sound on two seperate pages in the bios.Does the video card have its own irq?Did you install the agp driver in 4x?Try normal first.You probably checked all of this already but sometimes in the rush to use the new computer something might be overlooked.

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BACKSTORY: Tortuous process here, wanted to put a new RAID card in my main PC because i got a deal on a bunch of gently used 4Tb drives.

Got a PERC H310 card off ebay, working pull, re-arrange a couple things, and away we go.

so. many. issues! 3 reinstalls of 2 OSes, new RAM and SATA cables, 2 different PERC firmwares and 3 different drivers, I'm at my wit's end.

ISSUE: BSOD when performing file copy operations to the RAID drive. No issue with card disconnected.

QUESTIONS: Is this fixable, or is the card borked? If it's fixable, how?

Dump logs attached per forum instructions. this OS install is only a few days old so it dosnt have all updates.


Hi ZeikHunter,

Welcome to the 7forums

Please ensure that Windows gets up to date a.s.a.p.

Please check your SSD for firmware updates.

Please make sure all your partitions have at least 15% free space to be on the safe side with Windows doing background stuff.

What are the specs of your memory? I cannot find any site with the right model.
I'm asking because you state in your system specs that you are running 2133MHz, but your motherboard does not support higher than 2000MHz which is OC for your motherboard.
The dumps say something else, but that is currently not relevant.

[Memory Device (Type 17) - Length 34 - Handle 0030h]
Physical Memory Array Handle 002ch
Memory Error Info Handle [Not Provided]
Total Width 64 bits
Data Width 64 bits
Size 8192MB
Form Factor 09h - DIMM
Device Set [None]
Device Locator Node0_Dimm1
Bank Locator Node0_Bank0
Memory Type 18h - Specification Reserved
Type Detail 4080h - Synchronous
Speed 667MHz
Manufacturer Undefined
Serial Number
Asset Tag Number
Part Number F3-2133C9-8GB

Diagnostics Test


Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Us... Read more

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I have SIIG Ultra 133 Raid Card plugged into my PCChips MC861G MB. 2 WD 160G drives, 1 with complete OS, 1 empty (formatted). No other drives. Without a Raid set machine boots fine off the 1st drive and sees both. If I create a Raid set according to the manual the machine will not see the drive (gives disk read error, tells me to hit ctrl+alt+delete). I sent an email to SIIG but no response yet. If I delete the Raid set the machine again boots fine, so the drive is not corrupted.

Anyone have any ideas or run into this before? I did not try creating the drive offline (the manual says not to). if that were required, then u couldn't run at all if a drive went bad until it was completely rebuilt - that is not what I want.

*** Don't tell me I should have bought an Adaptec, I know that already ***


A:SIIG Raid Card Won't Boot

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What would be the best raid card for a raid 5 setup using 4 2tb harddrives?
motherboard is a g41mxe series

price doesn't matter, but not to expensive.

Just confused as to weather this motherboard has the correct pci slots?

Many thanks


EDIT: Just so you know, the specs of it our:

CPU 3.2ghz dual core
8gb 1333mhz RAM
gigabit LAN
win 7 ultimate

A:Raid card for g41mxe motherboard

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
Mediashield ROM BIOS RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?

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Guys, when I start to load XP from the boot disks and it
prompts me to hit F6 so I can load the driver for my RAID
card,...I do, but it ignores it. It continues on as if I
never pushed F6???? Help? email me - [email protected]
Thanks - Josh

A:Problem installing XP on promise RAID card.

Hiya and welcome

Are you pressing F6 before the splash screen comes up? Never installed RAID, but do you have the option of installing Via Add/Remove hardware wizard in Control Panel?



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I am new to FreeNAS and this is my first jump into building my own network server. I have succesfully installed FreeNAS onto a USB flash drive and it boots and works fine through the webgui. I am using 4 1TB drives and have set up a raid array using the 3ware 9550sxu 4LP sata raid card's bios. I have added the disk (the array shows as one disk in the freenas webgui), formatted it, and mounted it. I am able to read and write files to the array from my two windows xp machines on my network. All sounds good "EXCEPT" i can't seem to figure out how to monitor my raid array. I unplugged one of the drives to simulate a failure and i was given no warning through freenas webgui that this had occured. It is my understanding that the 3ware raid card has it's own software for monitoring the raid array but how do install it onto my freenas server. Any help would be appreciated. I might just be missing something simple here but i am at my wits end. Thank you in advance.

Newbie to NAS

A:FreeNas and the 3ware 9950sxu Raid Card

There should be drivers for your RAID controller that you install into FreeNAS so it can monitor the controller. I believe all 3Ware controllers use the same drivers, but the driver escapes me right now.

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Ok I purchased a Compusa IDE Raid card. I cannot find anything that mentions any brand on the card.

Anyway it comes with a CD for WIndows XP drivers. When I load the CD it has two folders, with one having three driver files. The other is a DOC folder for a manual.

Well I copied all the drivers to a floppy and started a XP Pro New Install.

The PCI card was recognized without any issues and I entered the Raid Card Bios and setup the array etc through that without any issues.

When I get to the XP setup I press 6 for the RAID drivers. It continues and asks for the driver disk. Well I insert it and then get the error that says:

No txtsetup.oem found.

So I tried something silly and created a blank txtsetup.oem
Well that didn't work

I did some more searching and ended up finding the the 3 page manual mention of :

"ITE IT8212 ATA RAid Controller"

Well found their site and downloaded the 8212 drivers..but nothing works and none of the files are the txtsetup.oem

Any ideas??


A:IDE Raid Card Issues...Compusa Brand....

What happens if you just run the install from windows? ATA133 Controller

Here's a link for a rather detailed manual: MANUAL

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Hello everyone. I am new here. My name is Julie but everyone at the the place where I volunteer calls me GeekGirl. I build desktops and servers for a non-profit org.

I recently purchased an intel server from a computer website. It's pretty decent. My big problem is the scsi card. It's a adaptec 3400s scsi raid card. It's really nice or at least it was really nice. I saw that the bios was out-dated and tried to update it. I followed the instructions to the letter. Everything seemed to go fine. It said the new settings wouldn't take hold until I rebooted, so I did that. And then nothing. The computer was clearly booting but there was nothing on the screen. Fans running and all the hard drives were spinning up. I just couldn't see anything. So I pulled the card and now it's fine, but I would really like to use this card. Does anyone know what I can do to fix it?

Thanks, Julie

A:adaptec 3400s scsi raid card

this is a commen issue with raid cards. i once had an issue with a scsi raid card with an IBM server. what u can do is get the drivers for the scsi raid card for your server & put in floppy disk & boot to it, that should fix it.
please feedback

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Hi, I've just installed one of these:

Eastern Computers - SATA & IDE Green PCI Desktop Driver: Electronics

(Eastern Computers - SATA & IDE Green PCI Desktop Driver Controller Card).

The card installed fine, but when I connect some disks to it I get an error is device manager:
"This device cannot start. (Code 10)". I'm running Windows 7. I've refreshed the driver (windows says it has the latest driver installed). I've also tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling. The driver version is 7.0.9600.6352.

Any ideas please?


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I installed a Rosewell RC-217 Raid card (Silicon Image Sil 3124 SoftRaid 5 Controller-- in Device Manager). The card installed well in Windows 7 64 bit. No problems in device manager.

The problem starts when i plug the drive in then rebooted. The boot stops at the 'Starting Window' and hangs.

If i boot into windows then plug the drive in all work well. Windows sees the drive and i gave it a drive letter. works great.

Problem is i can't boot my system without un-pluging the drive.

Any ideas????

A:Raid card will not boot with drive installed

wondering if anybody could help?

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Hey Guys,
So long story short, a friend of mine plugged in a hard drive to my raid array while the computer was on, There was a spark, Raid card lost its bios.

Ive been running the computer (M. Board Exc is all fine) but want to get my raid controller and a raid array back up and working.

Ive got a HP netraid 4m controller. 128mb. Its a pci card. Every time I try to power up with harddrives attaches to it i get "Fatal Error: Controller kernel Panic !!"

w/o the hard drives attached the kernel starts but it states no bios is installed. So I go to hp, download the firmwear, install it on 2 floppies, try to run it at boot.... and nada.
Any ideas?
Edit:: O ya, on a additional note, the computer only recognizes 2gb's of the 4gb's of ram. The ram is 2gb sticks that has to be installed in matching pairs to run....

Running windows 7.

A:SCSI Raid Card Not working/Bios?

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First post.. I just installed Windows 7 and for the most part all went ok. The only issue I seem to be having concerns my Rosewill RC-200 IDE raid card. Card works fine as an IDE card. However, I cannot get the raid functions to work.

The card uses a ?Silicon Image SiI 0680 ATA-133 Medley Raid Controller? chipset. The only thing I found a bit odd about the install was that W7 recognized the card and installed its own drivers instead of asking for drivers supplied by the manufacture. Not sure if this is an issue or not, but I have had to remove the raid set for now until I figure out what is wrong

Most of my hardware is new, MSI 770-C45 mobo, EVGA 9500GT video, Rosewill RC-200 PCI card.
I plan on calling the manufacture on Monday but thought I would check to see if anyone else has had this particular problem.

A:Rosewill RC-200 raid card issues with Windows 7

Bump... Anyone... I noticed that the driver version reported by W7 is while the manufacture shows only as being the latest.

Any thoughts...


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Hey guys I just bought and I was wondering how I get it to Legacy or Native Mode instead of RAID mode.

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I recently upgraded my computer with a serial ata drive after my ide drive died. I also have a Belkin F5U098V ATA133 raid controller card with two 150GB drives striped for a total of 300GB. When I first booted to install my serial ata I had a ton of problems. For some reason my motherboard (Intel D845PEBT2 w/2.53gHz) was not booting the serial ata bios. I decided to begin eliminating things to see if that did. As soon as I unplugged the drives from the raid controller, the serial ata bios came up, but what's strange is that the controller card's did as well, but without any drives. I was able to install windows fully, but not able to boot up with my raid drives. Whenever the drives are plugged into the raid controller card, the serial ata essentially does not exist.

I have raid on the motherboard, but when I hook up the drives to it, it doesn't recognize the mirror.

Does anyone know how I can boot to my serial ata drive while I also have my drives hooked up to my belkin controller card? I don't care if it's a temporary solution because all I need is the data off the drives, then I can just redo the mirror with the motherboard's raid.

Thanks for any help.

A:Serial ATA and Raid Contoller Card Confict

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below describes what I'm dealing with:

To set the boot device on the Syba ATA133I, reboot the system in which the card has been installed. During the boot cycle, the card will post and show the following message:

Sil 0680 ATA/133 Controller Bios Version 3.2.10
Copyright © 1997-2003 Silicon Image, Inc.
Press F3 to enter Configuration Utility

Press F3 to enter the BIOS. The card will then display the devices attached to the card and will show the following lines:

Press F1 to assign first (HDD) set
Press F2 to remove first (HDD) set
Press ESC to exit

Press F1. The screen will then show:

Enter the Set number selected
Press ESC to exit
Your Selection?

Enter the set number of the drive that you want to become the boot drive.

Press ESC to exit the utility.

Your selected drive will now become your boot drive.

In addition to these settings you will also need to adjust the motherboard?s BIOS to boot from the Syba SD-ATA133I IDE controller. Please refer to the motherboard?s documentation on how to choose a boot device in the BIOS.

Note:>/b> The process of assigning a boot device would not need to be utilized for attaching non-bootable devices such as DVDs or CD-Burners.

my DVD-ROM is connected to the IDE Controller Card.BIOS detects it but my computer doesn't.I went into BIOS>BOOT>BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY and disabled the DVD-ROM.then I went thru Configuration Utility and pressed F2 to remove effect.
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A:Sil0680 SD-ATA133I non-RAID PCI IDE Controller Card

Try this driver. I read a few reviews that simply stated to use the driver provided by SYBA and that the controler card would not work with some devices. That's the best I can do!

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I just bought a Via sata card to use with my disks. The problem is that i can't get it to work.

When i install the card it seems to get installed fine in the device manager and with the raid configurerer application that went with the driver.

But the card just doesn't recognize any harddisks. There's no change when plugging a harddisk in it. The application also seems to think that there's 4 channels on the card(there are 2) and they all show as a big red "?".

I've looked everywhere for a driver, and the newest one is a part of the old via chipset driver: 'VIA_HyperionPro_V524A'

Is it a proper Win7 driver i need ? and are there such?

Extra: chip: VIA VT6421

The attached is the raid configurerer software with the question marks and 4 channels.

A:PCMCIA Via sata1 raid card 7driver?

How does the fake raid controller look in the device manager? Any errors?

What about in disk management? Can you assign a drive letter?

If you want to be running in RAID mode with the drives, you have to set that up before Windows loads. See the documentation that came with the card.

Most cards have two versions of the driver. One for use without RAID and one for with. You can still use the RAID driver if you want to use drives as simple volumes (without RAID.)

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Hi there,

So the plan here is to build a NAS. Powerful, but with a relatively small footprint.
I have a rough idea of what I want but nothing set in stone for what I'm going to buy.

So here's a draft of what I'm planning on purchasing.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570S 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($211.98 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Vortex Plus 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($156.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston XMP 10th Anniversary Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($404.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 400W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $1265.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 20:23 EST-0500)Click to expand...

So, the problem here is that I am looking for a small and compact case to house all these components.
I'm looking for something hot swappable, and close to the size ... Read more

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I am looking for a recommendation/part # for a good Perc 6/I Raid card for my Dell T7400. 

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I'm looking for an inexpensive hardware RAID PCI E x16 or x1 card. It seems that they are at least $100 for one with 2 ports, anyone know of anything cheaper? Refurbished cards would be fine too.

I appreciate the responses!

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hi everyone, I hope someone can help me out here and I'm posting to the right forum. I'm completely stuck!

My setup:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 1.86GHz
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 (V3.9)
Generic 2 x 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
Gigabyte NX73G256D-RH video card
Skymaster Ultra ATA 133 PCI IDE RAID controller card
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB Ultra ATA HDD
Western Digital WD Caviar 80GB HDD (slave)

All but the hard drives and DVD-RW are new - I want to use my existing WinXP Pro install which is on the 320GB HDD.
For every configuration I've tried, I cannot get it to boot succesfully to the point where I can run a Windows 'repair install', or load Windows at all.

I'm not using the slave HDD until I can get it to boot successfully.

So far I've tried:
1. Connecting the HDD to the motherboard IDE and the DVD-RW connected to the RAID controller.
Result: BIOS shows HDD as primary IDE master
I can boot off the Windows CD and it says 'windows is checking your hardware configuration'.
It then loads all the drivers in the blue Windows setup screen
It says 'setup is starting windows' before giving me the blue screen of death with the following stop codes:
0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
This is before I have the option to select install or repair

2. Connecting the HDD to the RAID card (blue connection) as well as the DVD-RW (white).
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A:New motherboad, RAID card, RAM etc can't load WinXP

You DO know that when you change your motherboard you MUST reformat and reinstall windows. You cannot use the copy currently on the HD because it self-configures for your old system and motherboard serial #. You will need to reformat and reinstall and re-register your XP.

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Hey, I've recently tried to install a new graphics card into a Dell Dimension 9200 pc. However, after booting up it went straight to the bios saying that there was an error with the raid drive. I have no idea how this has happened and what to do. The error isn't being given, it just says error occured.

I tried putting the old card back in but the same thing has happened. Before i installed i didnt shutdown the pc properly and was wondering if that could have caused the problem?

The harddrive in question is a samsung sp2504c


A:Raid error since installing new graphics card

Before i installed i didnt shutdown the pc properly and was wondering if that could have caused the problem?Click to expand...

Yes, it is never a good idea to do that.
Check to see if you have the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software installed, it should be in the Start> All Programs group, if so launch it, the specific error should be in there, you may have to poke around in the software to find it.

If it is not installed, get it here and install it.

Most likely the error has corrected itself.



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I just got a Promise Technology FastTrak66 Ultra ATA/66 RAID Card. Mainly just a RAID card that fits into a PCI slot, and allows for up to four drives, two for each ribbon cable. The RAID 1 seems set up, but I can't get the BIOS to accept it as a boot device. With the card taken out, I can access the BIOS, but I can't see anything about the PCI slot. However when I put the card back in, the BIOS part where you have to hit F2 goes away too fast, and I am not getting anywhere. The system looks at the floppy and optical drive(s) first, but fails at that and stops there. In the BIOS it is enabled to search for further devices once the selected devices have already been searched, so I hoped it would check the PCI devices for boot devices as well. But it isn't saying that it is searching anywhere else.

Any suggestions?

A:Selecting FASTTRAK66 RAID card as boot

New change. I managed to put it in the list of bootable devices, and it seems to boot from it. But now the computer manages to place itself inside of a loop. It goes to the screen giving you the" safe mode", "last known configeration", and "start normally" sort of options. I have picked all those examples, and the computer just keeps restarting, doing it all over again.

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