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I am going to try to test SIL with a pair of WD 250 GB over the next several days and will let you know. I have been trying to get a hold of the IT from SI, so far unsuccessfully. I emailed someone else, and hopefully they'll get back to me.
After removing my Hitachi drives and plugging in my 36GB Raptors and turning on my system I get cold boot issues immediately
Rhansme, Yes, the discharge procedure worked for me also, saved a lot of time booting. I have a question for you. Actually, a couple:Are your Seagates set up on Sata 6&7 in hardware raid?Did you F6 Raid drivers during install?Do you have Nvidia Raid enabled in bios?The reason I ask is because you state "it finally finds the NVraid array" the NVraid array shouldn't come into play if you are running the Sil Image hardware raid...? Wondering about your raid setup, please post. Thanks.Paul
I see it is being addressed in the forums, but not by MSI. It took close to 30 attempts today to get it to boot after being off over the weekend. Not very user friendly.
On a different note... I am still having issues booting up when my Dell 2405 is plugged in to the PC via the USB. It seems that the USB "ports" take up the priority in the BIOS as the first boot up devices, pushing the RAIDed drives out of existence, so that they cannot even be selected as an option to boot up from! I have been in touch with MSI about this issue as well and here is a shortened email log:
Well, in regards to the SiI4723 according to SI web site, the 150GB Raptors are not compatible: http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/DOC-002000-451_SteelVineCompatibility_REV_10.pdfAt least I do not see them listed. I am going to try to get a hold of SI support and see what they say. Also, this controller has been used in an ASUS P5W DH board. I'll try to see if any users of those boards have had similar issues.
Hey Paul,Well I am sorry to say that it did not take care of the problem. I does go to the "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" screen much faster, but I still had to power down with the on/off button. Waited for the hard drives to stop running, then hit the power switch again and it started right up on the 2nd try. Man this is really weird. I hope I don't have to send the board back.Just an update, works great when its running lol. This test was done after 2 hours of being shut off by the way.chris
Lol..."Setup cannot continue"..? Please dont tell me that you have the XP disc in the CD drive?