Want to run both Raid 5 (4 drives) and a single SATA boot drive
I have an ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi motherboard which used a single SATA drive. I recently added 4 more hard drives and was able to set them as a RAID 5 array. My system will not boot with the IDE Configrutation set to RAID. When I change the IDE Configuration back to IDE, my system will boot but will not see the RAID Array. (And yes, I did set the hard drive order to look at the single drive first!)
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A stab in the dark. Sound like the MB BIOS expects and is written to have the OS on the
IDE slot. After that I would add one SATA drive at a time to see if it matters and to see if one of the drives are causing the problem.
Hi rafiqbrush, let me go over a few things for the P5B MB. There is a total of 5 serial ATA SATA drive ports on the board & one ATA IDE/PATA port. The 4 main SATA ports are numbered, 1 - 4. Your primary SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 1. Your second SATA drive must be connected to SATA port 3. See page 2-26 in your manual. All SATA drives are seen as master drives. Once the two SATA drives are connected (As per manual), boot to the bios main menu. At the main bios menu make sure your bios shows both SATA drives. Than go to the bios title "Boot". Make sure your primary SATA drive 1 is listed in the boot order. Save & exit the bios. (SATA drive 1 must have windows installed on it). Link to Asus P5B web site; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P5B&SLanguage=en-us
Good luck rafiqbrush! Thank you for using fixya. Mike
Try Hirens Boot CD. It has a lot of programs on it to detect format etc. I think your hard drive has a missing or corrupt MBR and it needs to be replaced. When I have had a hard dive not recognized I hve used Super Fdisk to format and reset hard drive. On the boot disk
Have you installed RAM? If not the machine will not boot.
You may also need to enter the BIOS setup to set the CPU and DRAM voltages and multiplyers etc. Follow the instructions in the manual for setting up the CPU info in the BIOS.
Are you sure your PSU has enough guts to run the setup? Many times have i seen setups fail because a cheap power supply has been overstretched.