1) Grab a blank floppy, and a computer running Windows with a floppy drive.
2) Download C18E1013.zip (A7N8X-E Deluxe Latest BIOS, from Asus)
, AWDFLASH (Also from Asus)
, the latest Silicon Image SATARAID BIOS (from Silicon Image)
, and CBROM 2.15
(Alternative CBROM 2.15 download link
3) Extract all the contents of everything into an easily accessible folder, preferably something like C:\bios
4) Make sure you have no other folders in this new folder. Everything
must be within C:\bios, so for example there shouldn't be anything in
5) Open a command prompt (Start -> Run, type "cmd" and hit enter, without the quotes)
6) Navigate to the folder you just created using the command "cd" (For
example, if you used the folder I suggested above, you would type "cd
C:\bios", without the quotes, and hit enter)
7) Now type "cbrom215 c18e1013.bin /pci 4284.bin" without quotes, and
hit enter. This will take the latest BIOS for your motherboard, and
merge the new SATARAID BIOS into it.
8) To make sure everything went correctly, type "cbrom215 c18e1013.bin
/D". This will show a list of the modules in the BIOS. At the bottom
should be a line with PCI(A), and should have "4284.bin" at the right
end of that line.
9) Now put the blank floppy into the computer with the floppy drive.
10) Open My Computer, right click on the floppy drive (probably A:), and select "Format"
11) The formatting window should pop up. Check the box labeled "Create
an MS-DOS startup disc" (which should disable all the other options),
and click Start.
12) Click OK and close the format utility when the process completes.
13) Copy the modified BIOS file c18e1013.bin and the file AWDFLASH.EXE to the floppy disc (simply a drag and drop).
14) Close everything on the computer with the A7N8X-E Deluxe
motherboard and reboot it. Make sure the computer is set to boot to the
floppy drive, and that you have put the floppy in the drive.
15) Type the command "awdflash c18e1013.bin /py /sn" once you get to the "A:" prompt.
16) Press enter to confirm that you wish to overwrite the current BIOS.
18) Once it says it is complete, remove the floppy, press F1 (as
instructed), then reboot the machine (which should happen automatically
once you press F1). Now the computer should detect the 1TB drive upon