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Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Q: Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Installed a new M4 ssd today and loaded windows on it. Previously i was using 2 raptors in raid 0 for the os and programs. I re raided the 2 raptors and connected them to the jmicron ports and set them up for raid in bios, then created the raid 0 array no prob. Windows doesnt see the array when loaded up and i have the latest rst drivers installed..did this prior to the os install on the ssd. did i do something wrong? using the x58 e760a1 mobo. under device manager, the raid controller has an exclamation mark and no driver installed yet i have the latest rst installed..

Preferred Solution: Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Win 7 raid 0 setup / missing raid controller driver

Try loading the JMicron drivers from the motherboard manufacturer. RST is for Intel chipsets.

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A problem report tells me my RAID controller is missing a driver and directed me to a non-existent page on the intel wesite to download one.

It told me:
The model name of your RAID controller is Intel Matrix Storage Manager (iaStor.sys).

I have an HP pavillion

anyone know how I can find the correct driver ..?

A:RAID Controller driver missing..cant find it


Look on the HP website for your specific model: -

HP Support & Drivers | United Kingdom

Then download the drivers.

If you need any further help, I need more information. Model number, Windows version etc.etc. OK?

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I just purchased a via vt6421 RAID controller. I have 2 EIDE 160 GB HD connected to it and am attempting to load XP pro. I am unable to find any real instructions, and I have yet to install an O.S. on a raid so I am sure it is something I am doing wrong.
I found the folder called "floppy" on the cd that came with it and put it's contents on a floppy drive which are:
jraid.cat jraid.sys jraid_f.inf and last txtsetup.oem

It appears to find a driver and loads it for the raid controller, but when I am to the point to choose where to install the O.S., it says it couldn't find any harddrives.

I really think it is a driver problem since the same drives connected the same way show up when I boot into windows with my other HD.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Raid Controller Setup cannot find hard drive

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I had an adaptec 1210SA SATA RAid controller with two 160 Gb. drive mounted in RAID 0. I bought a new controller (Adaptec 2410SA) and I disconnected my two 160 Gb. drive to connect on my new controller. But now it doesn't see my RAID 0. So, I reinstalled my old 1210SA and reconnect my two drive but now it only see a JBOD and windows can't access my drives. I see that I can create a RAID 0 without initialize the two hard drives in the controller BIOS utility, but I'm not sure I could recreate the RAID 0 without loosingall my data (and damn me I should check out before doing the upgrade but I wish it's not too late). Could someone give me a hint how to recover my data? (And sorry for my english I from Montréal, Québec and I speak french). Tank you.

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My computer is having problems with freezing/shutting down unexpectedly and then prompts me with a message to download a driver for my RAID controller. It supplies a link to the proper Intel page, but when I click on it it says the page no longer exists. I can't seem to figure out which RAID controller driver I need, and I've updated everything I know how to. I have a HP Pavilion dv5-1007ca with Windows Vista (32 bit) installed. Any help you can give me would be appreciated!!

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I have just installed windows xp media centre edition but in device manager it is asking for a raid controller driver but i cant find the correct one. I have a gigabyte 965p-ds4 motherboard.

Any help would be great.

A:Raid controller driver

What revision is the Gigabyte board? 1.0, 2.0 or 3.3, it should be imprinted on the motherboard somewhere.

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I was recently deploying Windows 7 on an older PC(not too old) and in the upgrade proccess it said setup could not continue and rolled back my upgrade. I suspect that it is because of the raid, because it stopped in the middle of the expanding files stage. The driver version on there is, which I believe is the most recent for vista, so can I rule this out as a reason. Theres 50GB free for upgrade.


A:Sil 3112a RAID Controller Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by TheWiz

I was recently deploying Windows 7 on an older PC(not too old) and in the upgrade proccess it said setup could not continue and rolled back my upgrade. I suspect that it is because of the raid, because it stopped in the middle of the expanding files stage. The driver version on there is, which I believe is the most recent for vista, so can I rule this out as a reason. Theres 50GB free for upgrade.



Have you tried removing the raid card and trying to install win 7 again?

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Hi, i am using Intel 945PL Express Chipset. I have installed window 7 32bits recently and i couldnt get any driver for my raid controller so far. Can someone tell me how to get this solved?

Thanks in advance.

A:raid controller driver in window 7!!!

Quote: Originally Posted by horizon3333

Hi, i am using Intel 945PL Express Chipset. I have installed window 7 32bits recently and i couldnt get any driver for my raid controller so far. Can someone tell me how to get this solved?

Thanks in advance.

hi and welcome

If you tell us about your computer we might be able to find you a driver. isnt 945 a graphics chipset not raid controller

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I can't seem to find the RAID controller driver for my other system. Can anyone tell me a good site to find such driver? I still use Windows Xp as my OS if that helps.

A:HP Pavilion a819n RAID controller driver

Spring 2005 Original RAID Driver Collection HP Pavilion a819n Desktop PC | HP? Support

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Hi i have dell power edge 2600 server ,today my server raid showing problem at that i need dell Scsi raid controller driver.

A:Dell SCSI RAID controller driver

How old are your hard drives?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250003 MB, Free - 225853 MB; D: Total - 226925 MB, Free - 226852 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0U7077, , ..CN481114B601BJ.
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Originally every 2 - 3 mos., now every 2 - 3 wks. during windows startup I get a blue screen "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer"

I disconnect power, wait a couple of minutes and restart. It restarts normally, then I get "The system has recovered from a serious error - please tell Microsoft". I send error report.

Windows error reporting responds "Download and install driver for RAID controller from Intel website".

I follow the link and download iata_env.exe but when I try to run it I get "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". This doesn't surprise me since I do not have a RAID controller on this system.

My question is - how do I stop Windows from looking for RAID drivers to load at startup? There is no RAID controller listed in Device Manager so I can't disable it there.

This started some months after I upgraded some Intel drivers (about 2 yrs ago) but... Read more

A:BSOD when windows tries to load RAID driver on system with no RAID<input type=

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Hi there. I am pulling my hair out and hope someone can help me. I have an ASUS Motherboard M4A87TD EVO, got two new hard drives, and changed the BIOS settings to a RAID configuration.

After exiting BIOS, I loaded the WIN 7 (64 bit) installation disc, got thru the first few prompts of installation, and the pop up error menu shows up. " NO SIGNED DRIVER FOUND, PLEASE INSERT CD/DVD/ FLOPPY, bla bla bla ", and my RAID configuration does not appear in the box as a hard drive for Windows to be installed into.

After researching on the web and contacting ASUS, I still don't understand. From what I can gather, it is a driver that will make THE INSTALLATION PROCESS RECOGNIZE MY RAID configuration. Apparently, it must be downloaded onto a thumbdrive and installed
"during" the Windows installation.

Now...WHAT DRIVER??? WHERE??? WHO??? WHAT?? HOW?? Is it specific to this type of installation, or manufacturer specific? Asus or Windows? A third party??

Sorry, I am so aggravated. Please help.


A:New Win 7 Install after RAID SETUP- What Driver??

ASUS Motherboard M4A87TD EVO. look under Utilities.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - M4A87TD EVO
RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Good luck with your Raid.

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Ok, When I start my server (which has currently crashed and needs to be reinstalled) after the BIOS prompts, it shows me my Siig 3114 Raid settings (press F4 or CTRL-S to enter setup)

The raid is setup fine and shows correctly.

Now I don't have a floppy hooked up to the server, have not used a floppy for I cannot remember how long. So when I get the windows (Press F6 for RAID or SCSI drivers)prompt during a fresh XP Pro install, I am stuck.

I tried to put the raid drivers on a USB key, on a external USB Floppy drive etc.
Do I still need to install the windows RAID drivers if it is done via hardware (which I assume is what is showing during the bios boot processes)

If I DO need the windows part, is there a way of tricking the system with a USB key or something?


PS - Please let me know if I should have this under the Windows Section versus Hardware.

A:Skipping the F6 Raid Driver Setup? Possible?

There is no way to get win2k or xp to look at a flash drive, however there is a pretty easy way to load the drivers without a floppy.

Make a custom install CD with the raid drivers integrated into the install disk. I have done this for win2k with highpoint, promise, and nvidia controllers. It works very well; no need to load the driver via F6.

To do this I use nlite you just need to have the driver somewhere on any type of media ie hd, cd, whatever. Tell nlite where the driver is located and it will integrate it into a custom disk. You can slipsteam a service pack and put other drivers on the disk as well.

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I need the driver for a Integrated Ultra ATA-100 IDE RAID Controller for a HP ProLiant Server.
I require it to load on the XP install so it can detect the RAID set-up.

I can not find it anywhere!

I believe its vendor is LSI Logic Corporation but not 100% sure on that. Dont have much info on the pc as its unbranded (just a shell) and has no OS on it, All i have is listed here on the last post!

A:Solved: Driver for Integrated Ultra ATA-100 IDE RAID Controller

Hi have you tried HP http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/psp/index.html

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Hi Everyone,

I've recently had some trouble installing a RAIDO disk configuration under Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (see my 3rd reply here Help Needed....BSOD during Windows 7 Installation suspect that the drivers aren't quite Windows 7 "compatible", and are responsible for the problems.

I'm wondering if anyone here knows whether there are updated Windows 7 x64 drivers available for the Intel ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/PO/PCH SATA RAID Controller distributed by Gigabyte? I've googled and searched the Gigabyte website, but I can't find the same files as shown on the original CDROM in the attached image.

These files are from late 2009, and I wonder if there has been an update that might fix the issues I have. This is for a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3P Rev.1.0 motherboard.


A:Intel RAID Controller Driver - Windows 7 Ultimate x64

They have 2010 year drivers on the Gigabye site for your board. 12-9-2010 on the Intel
Click the download tab, select OS
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-P55A-UD3P (rev. 2.0)

Intel SATA RAID DriverOS:Windows XP 32bit,Windows XP 64bit,Windows Vista 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit,Windows 7 32bit,Windows 7 64bit,Windows Server 2003 32bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit MB 2010/12/09

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I just noticed in device manager that my driver for the SCSI/RAID Host Controller wasn't present. Not sure what it means since I am not using and RAID or SCSI hardware. I tried installing VIA drivers for my mother board which is an ABIT KD7; chekc out my signature for the rest of my specs. That didn't fixc the driver problem. I triedin installing ADAPTEC drivers from their website and no luck that exclamation mark saying there are no drivers present is driving me insane. It was there before and I am not sure why it is still there. All I did was move my net work and sound card to the lowest PCI slot in my tower so my video card gets more air from my fron intake fan at the front of my case. I hope someone knows how I can solve this problem.


A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller Driver Problem???

Taken from ABIT KD7

RAID 0/1/0+1 (KD7-RAID)
Supports the most advanced ATA133 HDDs with RAID 0/1/0+1 onboard HPT372 RAID controller enables enhanced functionality and HDDs performance without the cost of additional add-on cards.Click to expand...

If you do not use it, it is not necessary to install drivers for it ( you might even be able to deactivate it from the BIOS ).

If you do not feel comfortable with the exclamation point in the Device Manager, install these -> Highpoint HPT372 Drivers v2.34 for 98/ME/NT/2K/XP

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
However, from reading the "Delete RAID Volume" option, it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks, so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank, then maybe trying this will be the answer.

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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.

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I have a problem with a RAID device. vista wont update it from the internet automatically so i used the my motehrboard cd to install it off. everything went ok and it installed well. the only problem was that when vista booted back up the driver wasnt digitally signed so vista wouldnt boot up into windows. i had to take out the hardrive and put it in as a slave and delete the files through xp. does anyone know where i can get this driver from that has been digitally signed?

A:silicon image sil3114 sata raid controller digitaly signed driver

Originally Posted by UKMach

I have a problem with a RAID device. vista wont update it from the internet automatically so i used the my motehrboard cd to install it off. everything went ok and it installed well. the only problem was that when vista booted back up the driver wasnt digitally signed so vista wouldnt boot up into windows. i had to take out the hardrive and put it in as a slave and delete the files through xp. does anyone know where i can get this driver from that has been digitally signed?

This it?s the good driver > http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/Si3..._x64_15100.zip < only you need install and then vista x64 uptade whit the new version.


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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

A:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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At the moment my system is set up with a bootable 3 disk SATA RAID 5 array via the SIL3114 ports. I am trying to:

FIRSTLY add a new SATA hard disk to the Nforce4 SATA ports as a non-raid drive which I want to make the system's BOOT disk and make the existing RAID 5 array non-bootable.

SECONDLY add 2 new SATA drives in a RAID1 array via the NFORCE4 chip.
I have added the non-raid HD to the nforce4 sata ports and set the appropriate BIOS RAID setting for the single HD to disabled. This has enabled me to migrate boot files etc onto the new disk. I cannot however get the system to boot from this new non-RAID hard disk as it does not appear under the BIOS Hard disk boot setting - instead it boots with the Sil31114 SATA RAID 5 array. The only way to get the new hard disk onto the Hard disk boot list in the BIOS is to disable the BIOS IDE/SATA RAID setting completely. If I do this however it will not allow me to add a further RAID1 array to the nVRAID controller.


Thanks very much

Hardware: k8nxp-sli with nf4 and SIL 3114 controllers, 6600GT graphics, XP mce 2005

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I have been trying to instal Win 7 Home Premium in G30 running Win XP (Media Edition) without success.
The issue is Toshiba Raid driver is missing.

I have since download and install new driver (V1.10.0016).
Still Win 7 upgrade s/w didn't recongise.

Has everyone successfully upgraded the OS?
Thank you.

Oz Toshi

A:Qosmio G30: Cannot install Windows 7 due to missing RAID driver

> Has everyone successfully upgraded the OS?
Did you read some of the previous threads crated here in the Qosmio G forum?

For example like this one:

You could use the Vista RAID driver in order to install Win 7.
Its works properly as it was mentioned in the other thread.

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
Mediashield ROM BIOS RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?

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Hi ,

RAID and Win 7 Home Premium newbie. Short version of long story - replaced old dead RAID Drives in Win XP system with (2) new 500GB Drives plus plan to upgrade RAM to 8GB (would have liked more but $$$) and install new OS = WIN 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

MB is GA-EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1 and I am having trouble figuring out how to get, prepare and install the Intel RAID Drivers for 64 Bit Win 7 HP.

My main problem is that on the Gigabyte site they offer two RAID Drives.

Intel SATA Preinstall driver (For AHCI / RAID Mode) Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy. OS: Windows XP 64bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit 0.32 MB 2009/08/11

Intel SATA RAID/AHCI Driver OS: Windows XP 32bit, Windows XP 64bit, Windows Vista 32bit,Windows Vista 64bit,Windows 7 32bit,Windows 7 64bit,Windows Server 2003 32bit,Windows Server 2003 64bit 13.10 MB 2009/08/11

The first "pre-install" driver extract to a 64Bit (bootdisk - Win XP 64?) and the second "I do not know when to use it" Driver extracts to a (iata_cd.exe).

This is where I am totally lost. Which RAID Driver and from where do I install during the clean install of Win 7.

I get the need for a USB Stick/Thumb Drive with the RAID Driver on it that Win 7 will ask to be pointed at, but which Driver????

I cannot extract anything from the iata_cd.exe. Tried 7-Zip, Universal Extractor and File Alyser - I do not see a Win... Read more

A:New RAID Array and Clean Install Win7HP-Help with RAID Driver Install

The pre-install driver will allow setup to install the files correcty on the RAID array this is offered for XP only.

When you have created the RAID array in the BIOS Utility and you launch the windows 7 setup does it show the new array as a possible install location? If so there is no need for a pre-install driver (Win7 supports a variety of RAID setup out of the box).

If you do need a pre-install driver, you have not been offered one for Win7/Vista on the Manufacturers website. The only solution to this I have found is to Download "7lite/Nlite" and build the "post install" driver into the win7 image then burn a new disk (or burn to USB pen for faster install).

Hope this helps.

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Hey Guys,

I've got two 500 GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration which have been working perfectly. They contain all my music, movies and personal docs which I've collected over the years.

I have only just made this configuration as I was trying to speed my PC up. I'd recently cloned my C: onto a 7200 rpm HD and while I was doing this I joined the spare HD that resulted to another one I had in the machine in RAID 0 and after a lengthy process of copying files back and forward from laptop drives etc I now had a perfecty working PC with a faster c: drive and faster storage area for my non-windows files (d: in RAID 0 - 930 GB).

Then, last night I get a windows update for a SATA controller. I install it thinking nothing of it, rebooted the pc and now my RAID drive is not recognised. It doesn't show up in My Computer or in Computer Management. I hoped this was just a driver issue. So I went into device manager and looked at all the SATA controller driver properties and there was only one (RAID controller) with the option to roll back - so I rolled this driver back and it made no difference. My RAID drive is not registering with windows.

When I boot the computer, after BIOS is finished doing its thing I get a RAID utility come up and it says my RAID configuration is healthy so I'm guessing (and praying!!!!) that it's just a driver issue and that it can be resolved without me loosing a whole heap of important (important to me) files.

Is there anyone out t... Read more

A:Solved: SATA controller/RAID controller update serious issue


Went into Control Panel, Device Manager, Storage controllers and uninstalled all the entries in there, rebooted and windows reinstalled them all. Now back to my perfect little setup!


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This is a problem that just recently popped up out of no where. One day upon startup two new pieces of hardware were found on my computer. I get prompted to install the drivers for a Raid Controller and a Multimedia Audio Controller.

Each day I cancel them and my computer runs just the same as it always does. It my Device Manager these two items show up in the "? Other devices" tab alongside a SM Bus Controller (which never prompts me to install so it doesn't really bother me).

Just wondering what these devices are, where they came from, and what I should do to solve the problem.


A:RAID Controller and Multimedia Audio Controller

Did you do a bios flash or reset cmos by chance?

They are probably onboard devices you can disable them in the bios. You need to check your manual; each bios is a little different as to where the items in question are located.

One more question; do you have an add-on sound card and does your systems sound work ok?

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So I decided to experiment with Raid 0 on my i7 system to see if it had any impact on video encoding performance using two 500Gb Green Caviar WD HDD's. Specifically, I encoded a 700Mb AVI to DVD. Unfortunately, it took almost 3 times longer over a single HDD setup.

Prior to this, I installed Vista Ultimate (non-Raid mode) on 5 different 500Gb HDD's and a Velociraptor and ran the same test above. Keep in mind that the video file and the software were always on the Main Drive and there were no jumpers on any of them.

Here's A summary:

WD 500Gb Green Caviar 16mb Cache = 13 mins
WD 500Gb Green Caviar 16mb Cache = 36 mins
WD 500Gb Green Caviar 16mb Cache = 13.5 mins
WD VelociRaptor 150Gb 16mb Cache = 12.5 mins
Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 16mb Cache = 39 mins
Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 32mb Cache = 37 mins
Raid0 WD 2 x 500Gb Green Caviar = 34 mins

So is this AAM related causing such dramatic variations?

When I get home tonight, I plan to run a program that's supposed to disable AAM.

A:Raid 0 Setup Performs Worse Than Single HDD Setup

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I just installed a raid controller to my new computer,

I have sata hd for my sysytem and 2 other hds I want to connect to my computer through the raid controller.

when I place them in the computer and turn it on the prompt for drivers come through so I place the driver cd into the drive and it installs and saids all is well.

but then it doesnt see the hds and device manager will not work, right click on my computer wont work as well and the windows oper. system work start up.

In start up the bios and I see the 2 hds but all goes to ****.


Ive up dated windows and still the problem.

if I un hook the 2 IDE hds then windows starts up perfectly and I can see device manager and control control panel/system etc

when I plug in ide hds then sometimes windows starts up but no device manager to see hds and /Or windows gets to the "windows" screen and just saids it's starting up but never does.

device manager saids when the 2 ide hd's are not connected that the drivers are working properly.

If I go into raid controller at start up I cant see the HDS.???

anyone now what is going on??

A:Raid controller

i am a bit confused about ur post. u bought a raid card for ur system, and u have 1xsata and 2xata disks? if so why use raid card for it, most probably ur system has 2 ide ports for a total of 4 devices and posssibly 2sata ports, though depends what mobo u have.
also a note from personal experience, cheap raid controllers are better left on the self, they consume resources and cpu juice, where probably ur mobos raid controller(if it has) is much better. My first card was a promise alid something, never ever again.

anyhow, i would imagine that u need to install driver for raid card, then reboot, then attach drives, check jumpers in case of ata drives, so one is operating as master while other as slave, or if two seperate ports on raid card, both cards master on each port. jumpers confuse allot the sys and need most of the time or probably all the time be set to correct pins. check hd cover should show some basic config about em.

next step, if this is done, system should boot up proper, if not, the jumpers are prob not set right. if it boots up to windows, then u should see them in control panel -> administraive tools -> control management or console management or something, cant remember the actual name of the shortcut, under that shortcut there is disk management, check that ur disks are listed there, should be. if so define disk setup there or from supplied raid tool, either after post screen/boot up, or on windows.

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I am working on a build that has 10 1tb HDs because my SAS cables hadn't come in I did not set my raid during OS installation I have received one MIN SAS 4i to 4x SATA cable and connected it to 4 of my HDs, but when I go through the Controllers BIOS to install it gives me the same no IDE Drive Available error message. I've installed and updated everything that came on the installation disc just to be thorough and cannot figure out the problem.

A:Raid Controller

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Hey, my pc went into the shop lately as it failed to boot up so a new hardrive has been put in, when i got it back from the shop i thought id reformat it just to clear off any rubbish that my exist. when it came to reinstalling it i looked on the device manager and it had a yellow question mark next to something called a raid controller.

iknow this is something to do with a hard drive i just cant find the driver to install it ive tried maaxtors website and google but no look. The make of my hardrive is maxtor stm1460215a any help would be appreciated.

A:Raid controller

OK, the raid controller driver has nothing to do with the hd. It is either part of the motherboard [onboard type] OR a real raid card; ie promise, highpoint, etc.

You first need to know what type of card or controller you have. Once you know, then go to that site and download the driver

As an example if you had an asus motherboard with onboard raid, you would go to asus's site and select your board. Under downloads, you will find the raid or controller driver.

Post your exact specs and I can find the driver for you and post a link to the driver.

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Anybody know what the PCI RAID Controller is?

My Device Manager's giving mine a yellow flag. Any suggestions?


A:PCI RAID Controller

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I have a raid controller issue!

Next to Raid controller it has a "yellow !".

Can someone please help me to fix it. I'm not too sure how to or where to go to get it fixed. People keep saying go to the manufacturers website and download the driver for it but I still dont see where to fix it?

ASUS Socket 754 - K8V-VM.

If you do find out how to and what I need to do could you be so kind and paste the link for me??


A:Raid controller!

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My SATA drive is about 6-8 months old. I currently have it connected. It runs fine but sometimes when i boot the computer the drive just doesnt show up. I go into hardware profiles and right click on VIA RAID controller and go to properties and it says This Device Cannot Start. (Code 10) i tried updating, that doesnt work, tried updating with the motherboard cd, doesnt work, and i also tried uninstalling the device, rebooting, then loading up. It installs it and then tells me to restart. When the computer loads and I go to the hardware profile.....IT SAYS THE SAME THING. This is a 320g HDD and i had about 90gigs of games on this thing. Every now and then it will work but arent drives supposed to work ALL THE TIME? This is just annoying since i have to restart and restart the comp until it recognizes my drive.

A:Via Raid Controller

Does the BIOS recognise the drive at startup?

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Anytime when is restarting the computer it says found new hardwer but aint instaling , whats that raid controller and what driver need to be installing

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What does the term RAID mean when it describes a controller?? as in "Raid ATA 100 Controller card"

is RAID the brand of controller?? or some acronym for it being 'fast' or whatever?? any help appreciated!



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Hi guys,
I've set up an old VIA 8365-686A motherboard with an AMD Duron clocking out at 800.2 MHz. Currently only 128 Mbs of SDRAM. My question is, where would I find a raid controller? If any was on board at all.

I feel a bit nubish. Thanks for reading.

Also, I know the computer is ancient but this is what I do on my days off.

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I have HDD monitoring software but my primary drive and a secondary drive I added to my HP PC are not being monitored. All my drivers/firmware are updated.

I have an HP Pavillion Elite HPE with an AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1065T Processor, FOXCONN 2A92 motherboard, with 2 internal HDD: SAMSUNG HD103SJ SCSI Disk Device (C drive) and a Seagate ST32000641AS SCSI Disk Device (media drive)
My BIOS is American Megatrends Inc. BIOS Date: 05/04/11 09:22:10 Ver: 6.12

I dont know why these 2 drives arent reporting their status through SMART.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

A:AMD RAID controller help


Which monitoring software are you using? Often software are not capable of monitoring S.M.A.R.T data for drives in a RAID setup - I see the same issue on my RAID0 and RAID1 drives. I assume the two drives are in a RAID from your thread title?


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Whenever I am working with Pinnacle 9.3, and moving large video files around (5+ gigs each), my computer will have a lot of lag. I did a little research and discovered Raid. I have heard of it before I know, but I have not heard of it being nearly as inexpensive as it currently is. I want to put a pci 64 bit 66mhz raid controller in my comp. Yes that's right 64 bit not 32 bit. I would like to connect at least 4 HD's in Raid 0. My only problem is I can't find a 64 bit card (not just 64 bit compatible) for under $230, in order to take advantage of the 533 Mbps bandwidth. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a pci-bus card like that. I have a p4 3.06 with 1.5 gigs of ram and a AIW 9600, and I am running xp. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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For some reason my computer after booting now asks to install the RAID Controller and then when I cancel that it asks for the Via Serial ATA Raid Controller. I am not using RAID, but IDE disks. I tried changing the Bios onboard settings to IDE but they keep going back to RAID. There is no program that I can find in Add/Remove programs that is doing this switch. Can you help me please?
Thank you!

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I seem to have dug myself a hole and now this seems to have turned into a sort of complex problem that I'm having serious troubles diagnosing.

Here's what I have:
HP Pavillion m9040n
Motherboard: ASUS IPIBL-LA
Northbridge: Intel G33
Southbridge: ICH9R
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 Ghz

Hard drives: 2 x 320 GB WD3200AJS, ideally on RAID 0

When I first got the computer, the two hard drives did not come in a RAID array, so I set it up as RAID 0 and everything was peachy and working great. I left the country for two years, my family used it, and about halfway into my trip one of the drives apparently died. So my brother deleted the RAID array, installed Windows 7 on just ONE of the drives.

Now that I'm back, I want to put it back onto RAID 0 for the performance boost as well as reinstall Windows 7 to get a fresh start.

So, because one of the drives was apparently a bad drive (but it was working just fine as an extra storage drive) I decided to run chkdsk on all drives - there were no problems detected whatsoever. I updated the BIOS version and every other device that needed it, I backed up my data, zeroed out the hard drives with an application on a boot CD called "The Ultimate Boot CD" which contains tons of different boot options, and then turned on RAID again. Everything was fine so far - I installed Windows 7 and then after a restart an error comes up saying "Hard drive failure imminent." So, I run a drive scanner again to check f... Read more

A:Bad RAID controller, bad HDD - not sure which

RAID 0, especially software sucks and often fails with a complete loss of data.
I assume your warning is SMART message and it should be heeded.
RAID 0 seldom gives any significant performance boost, but will significantly improve your chances of data loss.

Why RAID is (usually) a Terrible Idea

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How to understand what raid controller is currently managing my raid 1 and how to test if i'm having normal performance?

A:What is my raid controller?

Your manual should explain which ports on your motherboard make up the controller. Some boards have two sets, for example, ports 1-4 could be Intel and 5-6 are Marvell, etc.

Unless you have a dedicated, add-in RAID controller card, then it will just be the "soft" RAID found on most motherboards.

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I just installed vista to an almost aging machine. I have everything running and the correct drivers except one thing. In device manager under other I have a Raid Controller that says error code 28, drivers are not installed. I don't know if I even need this and can't find the drivers by looking online and vista can't find a solution either. Can anyone direct me to where to get the drivers. My motherboard is an asus p4p800 deluxe. Thanks


A:Raid Controller

If you see all your hard drives and everything is running fine, you don't need them. In the future if you ever decide to rework the system and want to assemble two or more hard drives together in a RAID configuration, then you'll need those controller drivers.

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I have just finished moving my OS from a 3TB hard drive to an SSD. I now have 2 matching drives that I would like to set up as a RAID array. A couple of questions:

1. Do I need to backup the data that will be on the RAID before setting it up and then move it back once it has been setup?

2. Do I format them before I go into the RAID setup utility or does that utility do it for me?

3. Will the RAID just appear as a single drive letter on my system?

4. Evidently I have the choice between RAID0 (for performance) and RAID1 (for redundancy). I hhave an extensive back up scheme in place so is there any reason not to use RAID0?

I know that I enable the RAID in the BIOS and then there is a place in the boot sequence to get into the RAID setup.

A:RAID Setup - Alienware - A few setup questions?

What are you hoping to get out of a RAID0 setup? If you have User data on the hard drive, such as movies, music, documents, pics, etc....there is no need for RAID0. Hard drives are more than fast enough for that kind of data.

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Hi, I've been having some computer problems, I was going to try CHKDSK but, I heard that doesn't go well with raids. I also heard there's a similar tool in my raid software, but I don't have raid software. Do I have it but, not able to access it?
Here are my specs
Intel core I7 quad core
Asus Z97-A USB 3.1
NVIDIA GEforce 960 (Zotac ver.)
Unknown raid controller ver. I am assuming it's managed by the Motherboard.


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Hi Ty8909,
What problems are you having?.
looked at the homepage for that board, last system updates are all for last year, are they upto date??
this link is from there PC diagnostics, a good place to start as your shying away from CHKDSK.


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I found the drivers but it said I didnt have a device in my computer..

please help..

Name: Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1095&DEV_3112&SUBSYS_61121095&REV_02\4&3B1D9AB8&0&5840
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SI3112r.sys, 1.00.0000.0028 (English), 2/24/2003 14:21:12, 85265 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SiWinAcc.sys, 1.00.0000.0004 (English), 2/12/2003 14:37:48, 9600 bytes
I found that, so I thought I should update now it says i dont have a device on my computer, it's causing freezing in a few games and I need to fix it

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I am looking into building a file server for a company of about 100 employees and was wondering what is the best raid 5 controller on the market for a good price? I know it might be costly. I appreciate any help.


A:Solved: raid 5 controller

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A:Does this look like a good raid controller?

It looks good, What HD do you plan on using with it?

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