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Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP configuring sata as raid

The motherboard does not see my sata drives when set to raid in the bios.  I have download the updated intel drivers and the JMicron JMB363 driver from the support CD and installed at the F6 prompt, and still no drive is recognised. 

I have tried with a single drive connected, and also a mirror array with two. Computer works fine in IDE mode, but I bought this board because it does raid...

ASUS are impossible to contact as their website doesn't recognize my serial numbers.  Have they a bad reputation?

Thank you for this wonderful service.  I've practically been in tears over this!!

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Re: Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP configuring sata as raid

I have tried every drive jmicron and ICH9R as well nothing helps.even to the point of downloading from asus nothing helps.
this is a bios problem.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

Re: Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP configuring sata as raid

One more thing for the record i have flashed my bios for the latest version.

I shook the hole time that it took to flash and reboot.
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Posted on Feb 09, 2008

Re: Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP configuring sata as raid

Hello to start with.
Here are a few specks from me to start with.
1) E6850 core duo 2 x3ghz
2) 2 gig Corsiar Ram 4 4 4 12 timings 2.10 v
3) XTX 8800GTS 512 mb ddr3 ram
4) HD321KJ Samsung Sata II 320gig

The SATA II drive doesnot and i repeat not have a problem in windows. Everytime you recieve your blew screen go straight into bios and then tell me what you see on the first screen it shows for one your sata drives and the positions please refer to user manual for postions. At the moment in my config it should show on port 2 my hd321, but sometimes it failes to find the drive.

Now you try and Put windows onto your drive.
This is were it gets critical what with all the new starts remember in bios sometimes it doesnt find the drive BIOS needs to be updated. Windows works fine untill such times as you put stress on the hard drive because then it will loose the plot somewhere.
Once you have got to that position the board then shows what its been baught for Crysis was all on hi in graffik department anti alaysing x4 and the resalution 1298 960 and it played like a dream.
I also play Battlefield 2 + BF2 special forces inclusive patch 1.41 .now the stress starts for the drive BF2 no prob BFSF2 the machine just cant handel the info a blue screens press reset and go into bios no drive wonderful. Its been like that for the month my solution is simple and not very expensive PCI e SATA II + IDE Buss card.
I hope i havent put anyone of this board for that is not my intention the board it self is a dream peace of work. Windows for once is not to blame but please the driver Dudes come on sort this conflict out.

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Re: Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP configuring sata as raid

Try the ICH9R intel RAID drivers on the utilities disk.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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I have 3 hard drives, one I have my windows system files on, and on the others I was planning on doing a mirrored raid. Is this possible? I couldn't get it to work, I put the hard drive mode into RAID mode or ACPI (or whatever the other mode was) and it doesn't allow me to boot into windows or anything, blue screen of death.
Only works in IDE mode, but I cant make it raid using IDE mode :"(

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Re: Asus P5K-E Wifi/AP configuring sata as raid

You have to ensure that you are using the correct SATA drivers from the disk at F6.....You are on the right track. but I am not sure you are using the correct driver at F6

If memory serves there should be a RAID configuration notice during boot,  I think you configure there (not in the windows install)

it is similar to how you get into BIOS,  you need to configure this RAID module first, as it will then present the RAID protected volumes to Windows Setup (you will most likely still need the J micron Driver too)
I think that as this has not been configured that is why it is not showing up in the windows setup (as you have not created any volumes for windows to see)

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Is no RAID on the Intel, when the chip has only four ports?
So S1, S2, S3, S4 are not RAID.

In the P5K manual, the RAID function exists on the Jmicron
Controller. One drive connector is internal (SATA_E2, on the
Left of the motherboard picture in the manual), and one
Drive connector is external (F_ESATA on the back I/O area).
This is not convenient for building a RAID0. (The intent is
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The SATA cable back into the computer, if you hope to use
It with two internal SATA disks.

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Jmicron JMB363. The manual says to set the Jmicron to RAID
Mode in the BIOS. Two disks must be connected, in order to
Be able to press <control-J> at the start of the BIOS, to
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Then, when Windows is installing from the Microsoft install CD,
You’ll need to press F6 and offer the Jmicron RAID driver.

Section 5.5 of the Asus manual, describes how to make
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