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RAID 1 - Gigabyte Motherboard - Please Help me!

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Jiuzton, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Jiuzton New Member

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    Hi everyone, i just bought a Gigabyte motherboard "GA-945GCMX-S2"
    and TWO western digital 160gb hard drives, which i want to RAID 1

    The problem is that I do not know anything about raiding, not even how to start. :banghead:

    It's a new system with the two hard drives installed an detected, no OS, and sitting here using google to find how to access a "RAID configuration bios setting"

    What keys should i press or what do i need to do? :confused:

    I want to install Windows XP, i pressed F6 and detected nothing. I have motherboard's cd. I think i may need a floppy for this task, but i would love any information you can give me!

    Thanks! :toast:
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    I'm 99.9% certain that motherboard doesn't have an onboard raid controller :(

    And only raid 0 (striped) is supported at an OS level with Windows XP
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    i have a gigabyte ga-g31mx-s2. it has the same southbridge. mine doesnt support raid.:( i dont think the ga-945gcmx-s2 does either. sorry. i check gigabytes website and it doesnt say anything about it either.
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    if i buy an add-on card raid controller will it work with this motheboard anyway?
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    Thank You a Lot!
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    keep us updated and let me know how it works. i would like to use raid 0 after i get another hard drive.:)

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