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    setting up raid on the gigabyte ma790x-ud3p ?

    how do you set up raid on the ma790x-ud3p ? , just got 2x "Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache" drives but am having problems setting it up . which sata ports on the mobo do you use ? , i have tried both the normal sata ports and the g-sata ports on this mother board . it shows up as a raid arrey when i use the g-sata ports but not when i use the normal sata ports , when i try to install windows 7 x64 it fails to install the drivers for some reason . please help a noob to raid

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    Re: setting up raid on the gigabyte ma790x-ud3p ?

    If it's anything like the EP45 series, it'll go something like this:

    Fit the two discs to two normal (not g-sata) ports. Boot to the BIOS and set the hard drive configuration to RAID (instead of SATA, IDE or AHCI). Exit the BIOS, saving the change(s). During the normal POST (Power On Self Test) you'll notice a new section, something like

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager - Hit CTRL + I to configure...
    Press CTRL+I as instructed and in the Intel manager that pops up, select to create a new array. Follow the simple prompts, save the array and reboot. Then install the OS. If you're using Vista or 7 it should give you the option to install the driver early on. Make sure you have the INTEL RAID driver on a USB stick or similar, and browse to it. You can find it on the mobo driver CD, but not on Gigabyte's website for some reason.

    Don't remove that storage medium (USB stick/whatever) containing the RAID driver until Windows is fully installed and on the desktop! That last part's very important - it fails otherwise.

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