Practically this means that a HDD which is not recognised on BIOS level will definitely not be recognised by windows whereas the opposite may be true e. On page Xi they state in the Storage section: This whole event has inspired me to start looking at building a new beast from the motherboard up All works well now- and I am stuffing the drive full of odds and ends and such. Either way, the risk of data loss in RAID-0 is higher than with a single drive. Originally Posted by BlueDragon Hi heartsy, As I have been spending a couple of nights trying to make this bloody A8V Deluxe board to work with 4 HDD’s the way I wanted it and due to the fact that I finally could succeed thanks to a post in this forum https:

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Asus A8V deluxe Promise controller.

After I flashed the bios from Probably was a driver issue. Not sure if an OS would have saw that drive or not, as I didn’t even try that. Originally Posted by Tumbleweed Yes, you can use them in RAID-0, but performance is likely to be considerably lower than with matched drives.

Joined Dec Age 70 Posts 64, Let me provide some more details in order for you to get a clearer picture.

Joined May Location London, U. ANY Help would be greatly appreciated. Joined Dec Age 70 Posts 64, Let it detect the asux, install the drivers, reboot after shutting down and attaching drives.


contrlller I have seen the light! Originally Posted by Tang Or do they have to be literally identical drives in order for it to work?

Promise Fastrack SATA controller, Asus A8V Deluxe and Windows 7 – Microsoft Community

Any Asus gurus out there know if this is possible? One drive I boot from, the other is just for data.

I also flashed the bios from v I tried connecting an additional sata drive to sata1, but the MBFastBuild utility still only saw the original 3 drives, so that did me no good.

I use the promise controller for RAID-1 in my rig but not as a boot array so I don’t have any hands-on experience with your problem.

Asus A8v Deluxe Promise RAID Controller Options?

The time now is Once I had ascertained that all seemed ok, I cleared the cmos and changed the cpu over to the SD Turn off that fasttrack controller by disabling it and see what happens. I’ve tried using the promise ports in a non-RAID configuration and never got it to work.

And last but not least one very important “detail” which troubled me quite a lot: It will serve your purpose well enough, provided you understand that the risk of data loss with such a mismatched array will likely be higher than if the two drives were matched.

Any thoughts or ideas much appreciated Cheers. Of course you would need to setup the OS and the data according to the needs e. asys

Promise Fastrack 378 SATA controller, Asus A8V Deluxe and Windows 7

Format it and normally things should work. Here is what I assume but it’s merely an assumption because I did NOT try it out and thus it’s mainly based on theoretical level, knowing that in IT matters there is only one promiee Practically this means that a HDD which is not recognised on BIOS level will definitely not be recognised by windows whereas the opposite may be true e.


All times are GMT Along with this problem, I also have the issue with my OS reading said drives, as I gave up on having both raid options, and set them up for raid0 performance and tried to install OS, I installed drivers as said from floppy, but XP still says cannot install it says it cannot find harddrive.

The time now is Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. I am three steps away from finding the inspiration in pursuing a fine spiraling career in alcoholism! If you could successfully build up the Array s at that level then the most important has been done, the next step being the installation of windows by using F6 to install the needed Promise controller v1.