You know- the newer boards have SATA2 sockets to spare.. I JUST got this thing purring smoothly – with your help: Originally Posted by Tang69 My God! If you could successfully build up the Array s at that level then the most important has been done, the next step being the installation of windows by using F6 to install the needed Promise controller v1. So basically the 4 HDD’s should be connected to the Fasttrak controller! If the drives are not there then you should verify the connections. I hope I included enough information to answer my questions, but if not, please let me know of any other info that would be helpful in addressing my current problems.
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On page Xi they state in the Storage section: Have you unplugged the drive and booted up in effect removing the drivethen shut down and rebotted the computer to see how the a8f behaves?
If you could successfully build up the Array s at that level then the most important has been done, the next step being the installation of windows by using F6 to install the needed Promise controller v1.
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If the drives are not there then you should verify the connections. And last but not least one very important “detail” which troubled me quite a lot: ANY Help would be greatly appreciated.
Turn off that fasttrack controller by disabling it and see what happens. Anyway I hope a8b will help you somewhat. The next recognition screen where my new drive is being detected, the top of the screen shows: Originally Posted by Tumbleweed Another prerequisite will be identical sizes of HDD’s so if the drives are a8f under ‘View Drive Assignments’ but you cannot build the Array s as wished then this will very likely be the reason.
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Virus Problem, Please Help. I did notice something that now makes me rqid if i have the right driver installed tho. Did you disable the Promise controller and try it like I suggested earlier?????
Practically this means that a HDD which rad not recognised on BIOS level will definitely not be recognised by windows whereas the opposite may be true e. I have been studying a little the BAD!! Originally Posted by Tang69 My God!
Could it be this drive is formatted as a dynamic drive and not a basic drive. Aside from the need for speed. Not sure if an OS would have saw that drive or not, as I didn’t even try that. If the bios sees the drive but windows does not, that normally indicates the drive has not been partitioned and formatted.
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Copyright -Tech Support Forum. Basically my main questions now are Along with this problem, I also have the issue with my OS reading said drives, as I gave up on having both raid options, and set them up for raid0 performance and tried to install OS, I installed drivers as said from floppy, but XP still says cannot install it says it cannot find harddrive.
I don’t remember if windows it depends also of the version of course natively recognises the Promise RAID controller or not.
All works well now- and I am stuffing the drive full of odds and ends and such. All times are GMT I tried connecting an additional sata drive to sata1, but the MBFastBuild utility still only saw the original 3 drives, so that did me no good.
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Thank you so much for your time! BB code is on. I JUST got this thing purring smoothly – with your help: So basically the 4 HDD’s should be connected to the Fasttrak controller! If so, you have to reformat it to get it to work properly.
And it comes from THIS webpage! I have seen the light! I hope I included enough information to answer my questions, but if not, please let me know of any other info that would be helpful in addressing my current problems. Hi heartsy, As I have been spending a couple of nights trying to make this bloody A8V Deluxe board to work with 4 HDD’s the way I wanted it and due to the fact that I finally could succeed thanks to a post in this forum https: