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Sata raid config

I have sata 1-2-3-4 set up as raid and would like to install a HD DVD blue-ray drive but will not find same....tried in sata 5-6&7 but still won't work
How can I overcome this? have been told I have to get rid of my raid setup if this is so can I have 2 sata connetors as one drive and end up with 3 raid setups if this is so can you help me with this problem

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First check your bios & see what raid chips are enabled,usually there's 2. Your main raid is on the first 4 sata connectors, the other chipset probably controlls the remaining sata ports. So if there's an option to disable one raid chip,disable one,just not the one that you're using. I don't know what your bios screen looks like,so this is just a general view based on my experences with various boards,mainly asus.

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