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RAID 1 - Gigabyte Motherboard - Please Help me!

Jiuzton

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#1
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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#2
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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#3
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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Processor Intel e2140@2.2ghz 275*8
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G31MX-S2
Cooling Stock cpu, 2 120mm silverstone fans in case.
Memory 2GB OCZ vista PC-6400
Video Card(s) Integrated for now
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 320GB sata II
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Case Ultra Aluminus
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply 400 Ultra
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Processor Intel e2140@2.2ghz 275*8
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G31MX-S2
Cooling Stock cpu, 2 120mm silverstone fans in case.
Memory 2GB OCZ vista PC-6400
Video Card(s) Integrated for now
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 320GB sata II
Display(s) 17 crt
Case Ultra Aluminus
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply 400 Ultra
Software windows xp sp3
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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.:)