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P6N Diamond owners using hardware raid
« on: 23-May-07, 06:30:09 »

Could you post you system specs and experiences please if you are using The silicon image raid controller? Also Any unusual experiences in general with this board.
Hardware raid makes my system hang with Windows XP pro SP2, but not 100% of the time. When windows does load, the raided drive works perfectly.
I had to unplug all drive and setup a software raid array to boot.
If it works for you, tell me what you did please. I tried Raid 0, and yes I shorted the correct jumper.

Intel C2D E6700
MSI P6N Diamond
2gb Corsair XMS2 ddr2 800mhz ram
XFX 8800 GTX video card
Antec Truepower Trio 650watt PS
Antec Nine Hundred Case
Coolermaster HYPER TX cpu cooler
3 200gb WD SATA 7200rpm HDD  1 X system drive, 2 X Striped raid array
1 80gb Hitachi SATA 7200rpm HDD
1 Lite On DVD burner
1 Lite On CDRW
Sounblaster X-Fi Extreme Music (Onboard sound pops, not much, but enough to annoy me.)
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« Reply #1 on: 24-May-07, 17:30:18 »

When does it make your system hang? is it during BIOS POST? during Windows bootup? or during Windows already running?
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« Reply #2 on: 24-May-07, 21:17:45 »

I also have a new P6N diamond mobo and i'm having a problem loading vista with Nvidia raid. when raid is not enabled on the mother board i can load vista fine, but if i attempt to enable raid in the bios and then configure the array in the Raid bios, vista stops loading the setup after the first scrolling bar.

my setup is:
Antec p182 SE
MSI p6n diamond
intel e6420
4gb Gskills pc2 6400
wd raptor 1500adfd x2
wd caviar wd500sys x4
egva 8800gts
Thermaltake Toughpower 850W W0131RU

I'm not trying to over clock anything yet the memory is set at the manufacture default of 4-4-4-12 and @ 2.0 volts

I've been able to confirm the issue by loading vista on to an un-raided drive and then stress testing using prime 95 and memtest for 6+ hours.
If i could get it to boot into vista setup I would attempt to use the modded drivers that i have seen on other web sites.

does any one have any ideas?

thanks!!
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« Reply #3 on: 25-May-07, 05:26:32 »

By hanging, I mean, it post and loads fine sometimes, but sometimes it will post, but slowly, as if it is having trouble finding or initializing something, then the windows loading screen comes up with progress bar....forever.

Only when hardware raid is being used. If I unplug from those ports, pc runs fine and stable.


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« Reply #4 on: 26-May-07, 10:17:36 »

hmm... is your Windows installed on the RAID from the beginning? or Windows is at another HDD? Did you install RAID driver to WinXP?
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« Reply #5 on: 27-May-07, 05:02:52 »

System drive is not raid

I was using the hardware raided drive as a gaming drive. Raid0 drive is not my boot drive. Installed all drivers through windows after OS installed. Did not need to install drivers during windows install.

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« Reply #6 on: 27-May-07, 06:02:11 »

ic, then can you do it one step at a time?
first, enable RAID BIOS in the screen, but don't setup the RAID.
2nd, in Windows, install the RAID driver, make sure the driver is installed properly and working fine.
3rd, restart and goto RAID BIOS setup screen, setup your drive.
Then, 4th, restart again, make sure that your boot sequnce still point to your original HDD, don't let the RAID take over the boot sequence.
5th, boot to Windows and verify.
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