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    Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    I have an Asus P5B Deluxe mobo and want to create a RAID 0 array for my system partition, using the on-board Intel Matrix RAID. However, all the documentation indicates I need a floppy drive to make a RAID driver disk on a floppy disk. This is a bit of a problem as I do not have a floppy drive.

    As I understand it, I need the RAID driver disk as Windows XP cannot be installed on a RAID partition unless you provide it with the relevant RAID drivers.

    Can I use a USB pen drive, or some other means to make a RAID driver disk ?

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    Re: Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    Not under XP (USB drive anyway)

    The easiest way to do it is to slipstream the drivers to an install disk.

    Google "nlite" and all will become clear
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    Re: Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defenestration View Post
    I have an Asus P5B Deluxe mobo and want to create a RAID 0 array for my system partition, using the on-board Intel Matrix RAID. However, all the documentation indicates I need a floppy drive to make a RAID driver disk on a floppy disk. This is a bit of a problem as I do not have a floppy drive.

    As I understand it, I need the RAID driver disk as Windows XP cannot be installed on a RAID partition unless you provide it with the relevant RAID drivers.

    Can I use a USB pen drive, or some other means to make a RAID driver disk ?
    Nope you can only use USB drives (for raid drivers) with Vista unfortunately.

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    Re: Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    Thanks. I'm giving the nLite method a go.

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    Re: Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    Worked perfectly!

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    Re: Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    Glad to hear mate

    Now you know about nlite, google "Ryanvm" for more fun
    You can slipstream all the patches that have been released for XP onto the disk, utilities and applications, tweaks....the list goes on
    Of course, you probably won't need to do it now, but nice for future reference
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    Re: Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    I think I'm going to do this for my upcoming reinstall.
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    Re: Can a USB pen drive be used to make RAID driver disk ?

    did this last weekend when i went to RAID0, got all the patches put on the cd at the same time. so, so useful. everyone should do it
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