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a1sy
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Posted:12/11/2010 9:12:00 AM # 1
Could somebody help me with Raid 0 setup.
I have 2 Raptors:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555
connected to marvel 6G ports.

I can Create Raid 0 and configure it.During post I can see my Raid 0 and 2 drives listed there, but when Windows 7 64 bit starts Installation it doesn't see my drives.
I put drivers from Asus Rampage III Formula supplied disk to USB drive and tried to load drivers from there, but Windows says there is no compatible device attached.
I tried to reconnect drivers to Intel ports and configure Raid 0 and while I was able to create raid 0 and I do see drivers during post, Windows 7 still doesn't see my drives.
Bios set to Raid.Tried lo load latest Intel and marvel drivers from Asus website without success.
Currently I am running out of ideas.
I will appreciate any help.
Thank you

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Bill
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Posted:12/11/2010 11:17:00 AM # 2
You need Western Digital RE4 drives to RAID due to TLER. You might look at Samsung Spinpoint F3s as an alternative as you don't really need Raptors, especially in a RAID 0 configuration.

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Posted:12/11/2010 11:20:00 AM # 3
Hi a1sy,

First, it's much better to use the Intel storage controller. A RAID 0 on the Marvell 9128 controller is slower than on the Intel controller.

So the best solution is:
- Connect the Raptors to SATA1 and SATA2 on ICH10R
- Set 'Configure SATA as' [RAID]
- Create the RAID 0 ( <Ctrl-i> )
- Install Win7 x64 (no addtional drivers are needed for RAID, since they are included in Windows 7)
- After the installation, install the latest Intel RST 10.1.0.1008 AHCI/RAID drivers.

About install on the Marvell 9128 controller. Are you supplying the correct Marvell RAID driver by Load Driver?

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a1sy
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Posted:12/13/2010 1:20:00 AM # 4
Well, I didn't have much time for the last few days to play with that, but last night I just turned it on, and after post just hit Enter few times. Windows 7 started to load and recognized my Raid 0. Finished install in a few minutes.
It doesn't make much sense why it didn't work before. Anyway, it's sitting on Intel controller. Updated to latest driver with no issue.
Downloaded Sandra and tested HDD performance - got 247 MB/s, that's sounds pretty good, but expensive.
Thank you guys for replies and help.

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Posted:12/13/2010 7:58:00 AM # 5

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Author: Bill Posted: 12/11/2010 11:17:00 AM

You need Western Digital RE4 drives to RAID due to TLER. You might look at Samsung SpinpointSpinpoint F3s as an alternative as you don't really need Raptors, especially in a RAID 0 configuration.


Since when did life become only about what you need? My son has 4 SSD's running in raid 5 (works great for transcoding). True he's the head video editor for one of the largest companies that does that kind of thing for movies, commercials, TV spots and more. But I plan on having 2-SSD's in raid 0. Whether I need it or not is completely subjective but I can definitely tell you this: I want it!! So while help is always appreciated, telling others what they do or don't need is generally not. There are plenty of good  religious organizations for that.

"No one will NEED more than 637 Kb of memory for a personal computer." - Bill Gates 1981

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Posted:12/14/2010 9:51:00 AM # 6
Thank you for your somewhat sarcastic but stimulating message; however, I was trying to save a1sy some headaches, and anyone else that may have the interest in the topic. As most people know hard drives are different than SSDs. In particular, Western Digital drives have issues in RAIDS due to Time-Limited Error Recovery, commonly referred to as TLER. This TLER can cause RAID controllers to mark drives "compromised" or "degraded" when in fact, they are not. I have learned in the interim that the TLER issue doesn't seem to be an issue with RAID 0 or RAID 10, ao aisy may be ok - as long as s/he doesn't change their mind and switch use of the WDs to some other RAID configuration. Your right - life is more than about what one needs - it's about trying to help another person out - not being an arrogant, pompous idiot - no matter how clever one thinks they are being.

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Posted:12/16/2010 11:31:00 AM # 7

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Author: Bill Posted: 12/14/2010 9:51:00 AM

Thank you for your somewhat sarcastic but stimulating message; however, I was trying to save a1sy some headaches, and anyone else that may have the interest in the topic. As most people know hard drives are different than SSDs. In particular, Western Digital drives have issues in RAIDS due to Time-Limited Error Recovery, commonly referred to as TLER. This TLER can cause RAID controllers to mark drives "compromised" or "degraded" when in fact, they are not. I have learned in the interim that the TLER issue doesn't seem to be an issue with RAID 0 or RAID 10, ao aisy may be ok - as long as s/he doesn't change their mind and switch use of the WDs to some other RAID configuration. Your right - life is more than about what one needs - it's about trying to help another person out - not being an arrogant, pompous idiot - no matter how clever one thinks they are being.

Well I'm glad you found it stimulating.

I don't see any sarcasm in what I wrote.

But with the exception to what I took exception to admittedly were just trying to help and as I stated that is always appreciated. So if I insulted you, I apologize. Helping a stranger is always something to be admired.  

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Posted:12/17/2010 10:54:00 AM # 8
as is recognizing that sometimes 2-dimensional communication in an electronic format often fails miserably and owning up to it is a good thing. Glad to see we're on the same page, but wondering whether we really helped a1sy or not....be well.

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Posted:12/21/2010 4:38:00 AM # 9

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Author: Bill Posted: 12/17/2010 10:54:00 AM

 but wondering whether we really helped a1sy or not....be well.

Yea I'm pretty sure that you and "Hiker" got her squared away.

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Posted:2/3/2011 11:47:00 PM # 10
I just bought this Rampage mobo along with two WD Caviar Blue SATA 6GB/sec hard drives.  My intent is to set up the 2 drives in a RAID0 using the Marvell controller (SATA 6_G1 and SATA  6G2).  I'm a little confused as to whether or not I can actually do this.  The manual does not describe how to set up a RAID on the Marvell controller.

Can I set up a RAID0 using the SATA 6GB/sec channel?

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