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Old November 7th 03, 04:31 AM
colt45
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how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the intel sata
controller?


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Old November 8th 03, 01:38 AM
mark7dc
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I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message ...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the intel sata
controller?




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Old November 8th 03, 05:37 PM
colt45
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OK, I probably could look for another couple of hours for the right link to
the instructions.... But I thought that I could get some simple directions
from you experts.

I have raid0 with 2 drives set up. However, I was curious about additional
drives. On my 8KNXP I have the INTEL sata and the SIL sata. Is there a SATA
cable that has two locations like the older IDE drive cables?


"mark7dc" wrote in message
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I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message ...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the intel sata
controller?






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Old November 8th 03, 08:32 PM
Kilgore Trout Jr
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I am not an expert but I believe the following to be true:
Each SATA drive needs its' own cable to the motherboard. The GA-8KNXP
supports up to four SATA drives using the two built-in SATA controllers. You
can set them up as four independent drives or use pairs of drives in RAID 0
or RAID 1 configurations. Neither of the controllers support RAID sets with
more than two drives. This board will also support up to eight PATA drives
with the built-in IDE controllers. PATA drives on the ITE "GigaRaid"
controller can also be set up as independent drives or as RAID sets. It is
theoretically possible to run 12 hard drives off this MB!

"colt45" wrote in message ...
OK, I probably could look for another couple of hours for the right link

to
the instructions.... But I thought that I could get some simple

directions
from you experts.

I have raid0 with 2 drives set up. However, I was curious about

additional
drives. On my 8KNXP I have the INTEL sata and the SIL sata. Is there a

SATA
cable that has two locations like the older IDE drive cables?


"mark7dc" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message

...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the intel

sata
controller?








  #5  
Old November 8th 03, 11:09 PM
colt45
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That is the kind of info I was looking for.
So, in order to RAID additional SATA drives, I have to now use the SIL
controller since I have my original INTEL SATA already committed with 2 WD
drives...? I think that is what my conclusion should be.
thanks,


"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
I am not an expert but I believe the following to be true:
Each SATA drive needs its' own cable to the motherboard. The GA-8KNXP
supports up to four SATA drives using the two built-in SATA controllers.

You
can set them up as four independent drives or use pairs of drives in RAID

0
or RAID 1 configurations. Neither of the controllers support RAID sets

with
more than two drives. This board will also support up to eight PATA drives
with the built-in IDE controllers. PATA drives on the ITE "GigaRaid"
controller can also be set up as independent drives or as RAID sets. It is
theoretically possible to run 12 hard drives off this MB!

"colt45" wrote in message ...
OK, I probably could look for another couple of hours for the right link

to
the instructions.... But I thought that I could get some simple

directions
from you experts.

I have raid0 with 2 drives set up. However, I was curious about

additional
drives. On my 8KNXP I have the INTEL sata and the SIL sata. Is there a

SATA
cable that has two locations like the older IDE drive cables?


"mark7dc" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message

...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the intel

sata
controller?










  #6  
Old November 9th 03, 12:05 AM
Kilgore Trout Jr
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You got it. You will need to enable the H/W SATA Controller (i.e. Silicon
Image) in the BIOS. If you're just adding one more drive or you want to be
able to access two more independent drives, set it up as Base. Windows will
find new hardware and you'll have to load the driver from the Gigabyte
utility disk or download the newest drivers from the SI website.
http://12.24.47.40/display/2/index.a...=2&r=0.7280084




"colt45" wrote in message ...
That is the kind of info I was looking for.
So, in order to RAID additional SATA drives, I have to now use the SIL
controller since I have my original INTEL SATA already committed with 2 WD
drives...? I think that is what my conclusion should be.
thanks,


"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
I am not an expert but I believe the following to be true:
Each SATA drive needs its' own cable to the motherboard. The GA-8KNXP
supports up to four SATA drives using the two built-in SATA controllers.

You
can set them up as four independent drives or use pairs of drives in

RAID
0
or RAID 1 configurations. Neither of the controllers support RAID sets

with
more than two drives. This board will also support up to eight PATA

drives
with the built-in IDE controllers. PATA drives on the ITE "GigaRaid"
controller can also be set up as independent drives or as RAID sets. It

is
theoretically possible to run 12 hard drives off this MB!

"colt45" wrote in message

...
OK, I probably could look for another couple of hours for the right

link
to
the instructions.... But I thought that I could get some simple

directions
from you experts.

I have raid0 with 2 drives set up. However, I was curious about

additional
drives. On my 8KNXP I have the INTEL sata and the SIL sata. Is there

a
SATA
cable that has two locations like the older IDE drive cables?


"mark7dc" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message

...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the

intel
sata
controller?












  #7  
Old November 9th 03, 12:25 AM
colt45
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I wonder why the controller does not have room for additional drives? Even
though you can connect up to 12 drives on this board? ...it seems that you
are limited on the most powerful controllers (SATA) to only 2 drives per.

"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
You got it. You will need to enable the H/W SATA Controller (i.e. Silicon
Image) in the BIOS. If you're just adding one more drive or you want to be
able to access two more independent drives, set it up as Base. Windows

will
find new hardware and you'll have to load the driver from the Gigabyte
utility disk or download the newest drivers from the SI website.

http://12.24.47.40/display/2/index.a...=2&r=0.7280084




"colt45" wrote in message ...
That is the kind of info I was looking for.
So, in order to RAID additional SATA drives, I have to now use the SIL
controller since I have my original INTEL SATA already committed with 2

WD
drives...? I think that is what my conclusion should be.
thanks,


"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
I am not an expert but I believe the following to be true:
Each SATA drive needs its' own cable to the motherboard. The GA-8KNXP
supports up to four SATA drives using the two built-in SATA

controllers.
You
can set them up as four independent drives or use pairs of drives in

RAID
0
or RAID 1 configurations. Neither of the controllers support RAID sets

with
more than two drives. This board will also support up to eight PATA

drives
with the built-in IDE controllers. PATA drives on the ITE "GigaRaid"
controller can also be set up as independent drives or as RAID sets.

It
is
theoretically possible to run 12 hard drives off this MB!

"colt45" wrote in message

...
OK, I probably could look for another couple of hours for the right

link
to
the instructions.... But I thought that I could get some simple
directions
from you experts.

I have raid0 with 2 drives set up. However, I was curious about
additional
drives. On my 8KNXP I have the INTEL sata and the SIL sata. Is

there
a
SATA
cable that has two locations like the older IDE drive cables?


"mark7dc" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message
...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the

intel
sata
controller?














  #8  
Old November 9th 03, 01:28 AM
Timothy Drouillard
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For whatever reason, standard SATA controllers only support two drives.

On the GA-8KNXP (which i'm using now), there are two SATA controllers that
happen to support RAID. Each of the two controllers support two SATA drives.

On my system I have two WD Raptors in RAID 0 on the SI controller, and two
Seagate 160gig SATA drives in RAID 0 on the Intel SATA controller.

On another system (A Dell Dimansion 8200), I added a SATA controller
(Non-RAID) that I picked up at Best Buy (I think it's also a SII
contrroller) for $50 and it too only supports two ATA drives. On that system
I have another WD Rapto along with a Seagate 120gig SATA drive.

on SATA controllers, each drive uses a single cable and connects to it's own
connector on the SATA card. SATA controllers do not use master or slave or
cable-select as do normal IDE controllers and each port on the SATA
controller only supports one drive.

SATA controllers that support more than two drives are hard to find, whether
they support RAID or not. I've been keeping my eye out for a SATA RAID
controller that support 4 drives (or more) for a reasonable price. If I
could find one for under say $150.00, I'd pick one up.


"colt45" wrote in message ...
I wonder why the controller does not have room for additional drives?

Even
though you can connect up to 12 drives on this board? ...it seems that

you
are limited on the most powerful controllers (SATA) to only 2 drives per.

"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
You got it. You will need to enable the H/W SATA Controller (i.e.

Silicon
Image) in the BIOS. If you're just adding one more drive or you want to

be
able to access two more independent drives, set it up as Base. Windows

will
find new hardware and you'll have to load the driver from the Gigabyte
utility disk or download the newest drivers from the SI website.


http://12.24.47.40/display/2/index.a...=2&r=0.7280084




"colt45" wrote in message

...
That is the kind of info I was looking for.
So, in order to RAID additional SATA drives, I have to now use the SIL
controller since I have my original INTEL SATA already committed with

2
WD
drives...? I think that is what my conclusion should be.
thanks,


"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
I am not an expert but I believe the following to be true:
Each SATA drive needs its' own cable to the motherboard. The

GA-8KNXP
supports up to four SATA drives using the two built-in SATA

controllers.
You
can set them up as four independent drives or use pairs of drives in

RAID
0
or RAID 1 configurations. Neither of the controllers support RAID

sets
with
more than two drives. This board will also support up to eight PATA

drives
with the built-in IDE controllers. PATA drives on the ITE "GigaRaid"
controller can also be set up as independent drives or as RAID sets.

It
is
theoretically possible to run 12 hard drives off this MB!

"colt45" wrote in message

...
OK, I probably could look for another couple of hours for the

right
link
to
the instructions.... But I thought that I could get some simple
directions
from you experts.

I have raid0 with 2 drives set up. However, I was curious about
additional
drives. On my 8KNXP I have the INTEL sata and the SIL sata. Is

there
a
SATA
cable that has two locations like the older IDE drive cables?


"mark7dc" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message
...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on the

intel
sata
controller?
















  #9  
Old November 9th 03, 02:48 AM
colt45
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Tim,
I purchase all my hardware at newegg. I saw this advertised for $89.00 at
NEWEGG just now. this may fit your needs. Here is the Manufacturer link:
http://www.promise.com/product/produ...108&familyId=2

"Timothy Drouillard" wrote in message
...
For whatever reason, standard SATA controllers only support two drives.

On the GA-8KNXP (which i'm using now), there are two SATA controllers that
happen to support RAID. Each of the two controllers support two SATA

drives.

On my system I have two WD Raptors in RAID 0 on the SI controller, and two
Seagate 160gig SATA drives in RAID 0 on the Intel SATA controller.

On another system (A Dell Dimansion 8200), I added a SATA controller
(Non-RAID) that I picked up at Best Buy (I think it's also a SII
contrroller) for $50 and it too only supports two ATA drives. On that

system
I have another WD Rapto along with a Seagate 120gig SATA drive.

on SATA controllers, each drive uses a single cable and connects to it's

own
connector on the SATA card. SATA controllers do not use master or slave or
cable-select as do normal IDE controllers and each port on the SATA
controller only supports one drive.

SATA controllers that support more than two drives are hard to find,

whether
they support RAID or not. I've been keeping my eye out for a SATA RAID
controller that support 4 drives (or more) for a reasonable price. If I
could find one for under say $150.00, I'd pick one up.


"colt45" wrote in message ...
I wonder why the controller does not have room for additional drives?

Even
though you can connect up to 12 drives on this board? ...it seems that

you
are limited on the most powerful controllers (SATA) to only 2 drives

per.

"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
You got it. You will need to enable the H/W SATA Controller (i.e.

Silicon
Image) in the BIOS. If you're just adding one more drive or you want

to
be
able to access two more independent drives, set it up as Base. Windows

will
find new hardware and you'll have to load the driver from the Gigabyte
utility disk or download the newest drivers from the SI website.



http://12.24.47.40/display/2/index.a...=2&r=0.7280084




"colt45" wrote in message

...
That is the kind of info I was looking for.
So, in order to RAID additional SATA drives, I have to now use the

SIL
controller since I have my original INTEL SATA already committed

with
2
WD
drives...? I think that is what my conclusion should be.
thanks,


"Kilgore Trout Jr" wrote in message
ink.net...
I am not an expert but I believe the following to be true:
Each SATA drive needs its' own cable to the motherboard. The

GA-8KNXP
supports up to four SATA drives using the two built-in SATA

controllers.
You
can set them up as four independent drives or use pairs of drives

in
RAID
0
or RAID 1 configurations. Neither of the controllers support RAID

sets
with
more than two drives. This board will also support up to eight

PATA
drives
with the built-in IDE controllers. PATA drives on the ITE

"GigaRaid"
controller can also be set up as independent drives or as RAID

sets.
It
is
theoretically possible to run 12 hard drives off this MB!

"colt45" wrote in message
...
OK, I probably could look for another couple of hours for the

right
link
to
the instructions.... But I thought that I could get some simple
directions
from you experts.

I have raid0 with 2 drives set up. However, I was curious about
additional
drives. On my 8KNXP I have the INTEL sata and the SIL sata. Is

there
a
SATA
cable that has two locations like the older IDE drive cables?


"mark7dc" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I suggest you download the instructions from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/

"colt45" wrote in message
...
how exactly do you set up a raid0 for 3 or more drives on

the
intel
sata
controller?


















  #10  
Old November 9th 03, 02:51 AM
colt45
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Tim, the only limitation of the PCI controller is that it uses the PCI bus
at 66mhz, you will not get the full POTENTIAL of the true SATA 150MB
transfer speed.


"colt45" wrote in message ...
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