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MSI 870A-G54 says it has RAID support. I have gone into BIOS and cannot find anything that mentions RAID. There is no place to define an array. I don't understand how I am supposed to install my OS onto a mirrored array when I cannot setup the array. On the CD-ROM that came with the MOBO, there are 4 different brands of RAID drivers. I am lost. Can anyone help?

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SOURCE: Raid JMB363 RAID BIOS UTILITY

The P5K motherboard has a four port vanilla ICH9. There
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
To allow making RAID1 backup disks.) You'll have to snake
The SATA cable back into the computer, if you hope to use
It with two internal SATA disks.

The manual has full instructions for setting up RAID on the
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
Enter the Jmicron RAID setup in the BIOS. At that point, you
Can declare an array in the BIOS setup.

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
A RAID driver floppy. The application in the mother board cd is available for make drivers disk

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Biostar P4M800-M7A Motherboard SATA RaiD Mirror Array As C boot Disk

hi, you need not have to upgrade the BIOS,, set the SATA HD on the IDE channel in the BIOS, or what options r avilable for SATA controller, if it is set to RAID, you will need a raid utility to format the SATA, or it wont shoe in windows, let ,e know

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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SOURCE: RAID 1 not installing with WinXP32

Did you run the RAID configuration utility?

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver for Audio device on high defination audio bus, Intel motherboard

Hi Akhilmittal, if the board in question is the Intel D102GGC2 MB, than click on this link to pick you're operating system.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2367&lang=eng
If you're OS is Win XP home/Pro click this link:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2367&OSFullName=Windows*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go%21
HD audio is driver number 2

Good Luck!

Mike

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver for Audio device on high defination audio bus, Intel motherboard

audio driver for high deffination
the mother board is foxconn 945 - cmx series

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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Your motherboard does support RAID:
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Source: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/A88XME35.html#hero-specification

However, software RAID isn't supported in Windows 7 home premium. So are you asking how to setup the RAID array using the hardware support provided by your motherboard or are you looking for software RAID support?

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On many systems with RAID1 support built into the mobo chipset, that system includes some RAID management software in BIOS. You won't see it until you turn on RAID capabilities in the BIOS and add a drive. But you might find all the details you need in manuals on the matter from Dell, so look for those. They could have come with your machine, or you may have to search their website and download.

On systems I've seen you create and manage RAID arrays using that built-in software, NOT Windows tools. In fact, some RAID1 management tools would allow you to convert a single stand-along HDD to a RAID1 array by adding a matching HDD unit and then having the system copy all the data to the second drive. This is almost the same as the process to repair a damaged RAID1 array by replacing one faulty drive with a new one and rebuilding the array.

HOWEVER, Windows ALWAYS needs a RAID driver installed in it to use any RAID array. If you are simply booting from a "normal" stand-alone disk into Windows and then using a RAID array as a data storage system, the RAID driver installation can be done any time after Windows is running as you set up the new storage system. BUT Windows in ANY version cannot BOOT from a RAID array unless the RAID driver has been installed at the very beginning of the OS installation. This implies that, if you want to convert your single disk into a RAID1 2-disk array and use ONLY that as the HDD resource in the machine, you will need to re-install Windows, this time including the required RAID driver install at the beginning, in order to boot from that array.

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  2. Back up all your important data!
  3. Turn your PC off and unplug it.
  4. Install 2 hard disks preferably with identically capacity into your PC.
  5. Turn on your PC, press the delete key or F2 key when prompted to get to the BIOS menu.
  6. Find the option to select the RAID mode, save your settings and exit BIOS.image.axd?picture=bios-raid-options.jpg
  7. On reboot you should see a new menu option to enter the RAID controller settings. Enter the key combination when prompted to get to the RAID controller menu. image.axd?picture=amd-raid-menu.jpg
  8. Create a new RAID array selecting either RAID 0, or RAID 1.
  9. Select the disks that will form the array, save the settings and exit.
  10. On reboot press the delete key or F2 key when prompted to get to the BIOS menu.
  11. Check the boot sequence of your PC and ensure your optical drive is top of the list.image.axd?picture=bios-boot-sequence-options.jpg
  12. Insert your Windows 7 disk into the optical drive and exit the BIOS.
  13. On reboot press any key when prompted to boot from the optical drive.
  14. Windows 7 should start installing.
  15. Select your localisation settings and click next.image.axd?picture=localisation.jpg
  16. Click "repair your computer" and click the "load drivers" button.image.axd?picture=windows%207%20repair%20menu.png image.axd?picture=load-drivers-option.jpg
  17. Insert your memory stick and browse to the correct driver and install.
  18. Exit back to the Windows 7 install menu click "Install now" and on the next screen click "Custom (advanced)" to perform a clean install.image.axd?picture=install-windows-custom_thumb.jpg
  19. When you are asked where you want to install Windows 7 you should see that the 2 RAID hard disks are now visible as just 1 drive.
  20. Add a partition to the new drive so Windows with be able to recognise it.
  21. Continue installing Windows as normal.

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