BIOS doesn't recognize SATA,nvidia RAID does

July 19, 2010 at 21:23:55
Specs: Windows Vista

Two SATA hdds are not recognized in BIOS, but they are in the nVidia RAID Utility (right after the bios). If i put them into a mirroring RAID array BIOS and windows recognize them. However, only BIOS recognizes a stripe RAID array, and not windows.

EASEUS Partitioning utility doesn't recognize the drives, however R-Studio recognizes them each as "NVIDIARAID Disk" even when not configured in array.

i would like to use the drives separately and not in array. any ideas?

STUFF:
windows vista 64 sp2
mobo: asus a8n-sli premium


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#1
July 20, 2010 at 14:12:10

This kind of goes back to how the original computers were made. Sata is not native. It could be supported in bios but as it seems what happens in your case is there is a secondary bios for the sata raid. It might show up as a hot key choice on booting to open raid management.

So what needs to happen is any bootable media you try has to have full driver support for that product.

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#2
July 20, 2010 at 14:30:59

i'm not sure i understand, i think it does have driver support.

my boot hdd with windows is also a SATA and is connected to the same sata site on the motherboard as the two sata drives that aren't recognized.


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#3
July 20, 2010 at 17:36:01

ok, i figured it out incase anyone has the same problem:

in the BIOS there was a setting that designates certain plug ports for RAID within the SATA site. I just had to disable those ports as RAID spots.


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