D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by ***** char » Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:14:57


Hi all,

I have a D865PERL motherboard and I was wondering
how I can tell if it has RAID capability or not. There
doesn't seem to be anything in the BIOS to set for this
capability. It is upgraded to the latest BIOS version,
21. I have two sata hd's connected but they seem to
install as just two plain drives in XP. I downloaded the
raid software from Intels website and did the F6 thing
and it took it off the floppy but didn't make any
difference in the hd configurations. So is it possible I
got a non raid capable board?

thanks,
charles......
 
 
 

D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by Brownz » Wed, 27 Sep 2006 23:22:29


The link below shows which boards have RAID and which don't.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/


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D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by ***** char » Wed, 27 Sep 2006 23:28:43

"Brownz @ Work" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



The chart indicates that the "black" boards have raid. I think
mine is black but there is no place in the cmos that indicates
the configuration of the sata drives either regular or raid.
Shouldn't the cmos be configurable?

thanks....
 
 
 

D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by mobi » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 03:27:14


Should be a chapter in the TPS about CMOS settings :

ftp://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/rl/C3176401.pdf

I don't have a PERL here, only a GLC.


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D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by Compfi » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 07:05:47


Here is what the 865perl pdf has to say: (Long Post)
1.7.3.2 Serial ATA Interfaces

The ICH5's Serial ATA controller offers two independent Serial ATA ports
with a theoretical

maximum transfer rate of 150 MB/s per port. One device can be installed on
each port for a

maximum of two Serial ATA devices. A point-to-point interface is used for
host to device

connections, unlike IDE which supports a master/slave configuration and two
devices per channel.

For compatibility, the underlying Serial ATA functionality is transparent to
the operating system.

The Serial ATA controller can operate in both legacy and native modes. In
legacy mode, standard

IDE I/O and IRQ resources are assigned (IRQ 14 and 15). In Native mode,
standard PCI resource

steering is used. Native mode is the preferred mode for configurations using
the Windows XP and

Windows 2000 operating systems.

? NOTE

Many Serial ATA drives use new low-voltage power connectors and require
adaptors or power

supplies equipped with low-voltage power connectors.

For information about Refer to

Serial ATA http://www.yqcomputer.com/

1.7.3.3 IntelRAID Technology

Boards equipped with the ICH5-R support RAID (Redundant Array of Independent
Drives) level 0

on the Serial ATA ports. RAID 0 provides the ability to support striping.
Two physical drives, of

identical size, can be teamed together to create one logical drive. As data
is written or retrieved

from the logical drive, both drives operate in parallel, thus increasing the
throughput.

? NOTE

The ICH5-R provides support for RAID 0 and RAID boot in Windows XP only.

1.7.3.4 RAID Boot Configuration Overview

A RAID array can be created by using the existing Serial ATA Ports,
correctly configuring the

BIOS, and installing drivers. The following steps are required to
successfully establish a RAID

configuration.

1. Enable RAID Support in BIOS.

2. Create a RAID array using the IntelApplication Accelerator (IAA)
utility.

3. Install the IAA 3.0 RAID driver.

4. Format the RAID array.

5. Install the IAA 3.0 Companion Utility (this step is optional).

For information about Refer to

The location of the Serial ATA connectors Figure 22, page 68

The signal names of the Serial ATA connectors Table 36, page 69

The BIOS Setup program's Boot menu Table 73, page 118

Serial ATA RAID configuration http://www.yqcomputer.com/

motherbd/rl/index.htm

Hope this helps

Bob
 
 
 

D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by ***** char » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:00:48

"Brownz (mobile)" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >





Bad news, the board is a green one, no raid. Which leads
to the next question - is there a SATA300 PCI 2.2 card
out there that supports booting and does raid in hardware
and has 2 ports and I can get drivers for it under XP?

thanks,
charles.....
 
 
 

D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by ***** char » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:05:13

Compfix" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
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Independent >> Drives) level 0 >> on the Serial ATA ports. RAID 0 provides the ability to support striping. >> Two physical drives, of >> identical size, can be teamed together to create one logical drive. As
data >> is written or retrieved >> from the logical drive, both drives operate in parallel, thus increasing
the >> throughput. >> >> ? NOTE >> >> The ICH5-R provides support for RAID 0 and RAID boot in Windows XP only. >> 1.7.3.4 RAID Boot Configuration Overview >> A RAID array can be created by using the existing Serial ATA Ports, >> correctly configuring the >> BIOS, and installing drivers. The following steps are required to >> successfully establish a RAID >> configuration. >> 1. Enable RAID Support in BIOS. >> 2. Create a RAID array using the IntelApplication Accelerator (IAA)> > utility.> > 3. Install the IAA 3.0 RAID driver.> > 4. Format the RAID array.> > 5. Install the IAA 3.0 Companion Utility (this step is optional).> > For information about Refer to> > The location of the Serial ATA connectors Figure 22, page 68> > The signal names of the Serial ATA connectors Table 36, page 69> > The BIOS Setup program's Boot menu Table 73, page 118> > Serial ATA RAID configuration http://developer.intel.com/design/> > motherbd/rl/index.htm> > Hope this helps> >> > Bob

Went through the steps, then found out the board doesn't support
the raid stuff.

thanks,
charles.....


 
 
 

D865PERL board RAID or NOT?

Post by Brownz » Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:59:15


Loads.... just put - pci sata 300 raid card - into google.


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