Trying to get SATA RAID and IDE drivers to coexist on XP Pro.


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Ken Varn

I have an XP Pro disk image installation in which I am running on an Intel
motherboard with on board SATA RAID. The SATA drives can be configured in
BIOS to run as IDE or RAID.

The problem that I am having is that I use a disk image of the XP
installation and would like to be able to install the disk image on either
an IDE SATA drive setup or a RAID SATA drive setup. I was hoping to be able
to do this using hardware profiles so that I could select which type of HD
the system is running on after installing the disk image. Unfortunately, I
have not figured out a way to disable RAID in XP in device manager using the
hardware profile setting (The disable device option is not listed).

So, is it even possible to have the same XP drive image run on either RAID
or IDE drives?

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Ken Varn
Senior Software Engineer
Diebold Inc.

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Unk

I have an XP Pro disk image installation in which I am running on an Intel
motherboard with on board SATA RAID. The SATA drives can be configured in
BIOS to run as IDE or RAID.

The problem that I am having is that I use a disk image of the XP
installation and would like to be able to install the disk image on either
an IDE SATA drive setup or a RAID SATA drive setup. I was hoping to be able
to do this using hardware profiles so that I could select which type of HD
the system is running on after installing the disk image. Unfortunately, I
have not figured out a way to disable RAID in XP in device manager using the
hardware profile setting (The disable device option is not listed).

So, is it even possible to have the same XP drive image run on either RAID
or IDE drives?

Check the BIOS settings for a "Compatability" mode.
 
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Guest

I have an XP Pro disk image installation in which I am running on an Intel
motherboard with on board SATA RAID. The SATA drives can be configured in
BIOS to run as IDE or RAID.

There should be an AHCI (or something similar) option in the BIOS as well.

Compatiblity or Legacy mode generally means that the Sata ports emulate IDE
ports and you lose some of the connections.

I have both SATA raid and IDE running on my system, but they aren't
interchangeable. Just a bunch of hard drives.

With an Intel 975 motherboard you get two SATA raid controllers, an Intel
and a Silicon Image. Both have 4 SATA ports each and can be "raided",
although I don't think you can boot off the Silicon Image drives. In
addition, you get one IDE cable so two more devices. I have 5 hard drives, 1
is ide with boot partition, then there is 2 sata raid0 with intel and 2 sata
raid0 with silicon.
 
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Guest

1st,you can defiently boot from a SATA drive either as solo or as configured
as a RAID set,silicon image controller 3112/3114 works just like the ICH5
intel controller.As far as useing disk image or xps XCOPY,in most cases it
only works with IDE hds,SATA drives take the data,but not all,repair xp
doesnt
cut it either.
 
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Rick

Ken said:
I have an XP Pro disk image installation in which I am running on an Intel
motherboard with on board SATA RAID. The SATA drives can be configured in
BIOS to run as IDE or RAID.

The problem that I am having is that I use a disk image of the XP
installation and would like to be able to install the disk image on either
an IDE SATA drive setup or a RAID SATA drive setup. I was hoping to be able
to do this using hardware profiles so that I could select which type of HD
the system is running on after installing the disk image. Unfortunately, I
have not figured out a way to disable RAID in XP in device manager using the
hardware profile setting (The disable device option is not listed).

So, is it even possible to have the same XP drive image run on either RAID
or IDE drives?
Did you load the proper drivers? I know that when I set up my raid SATA

drives I had to copy the drivers off the MOBO disk.
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Rick

jeffareid said:
There should be an AHCI (or something similar) option in the BIOS as well.

Compatiblity or Legacy mode generally means that the Sata ports emulate IDE
ports and you lose some of the connections.

I have both SATA raid and IDE running on my system, but they aren't
interchangeable. Just a bunch of hard drives.

With an Intel 975 motherboard you get two SATA raid controllers, an Intel
and a Silicon Image. Both have 4 SATA ports each and can be "raided",
although I don't think you can boot off the Silicon Image drives. In
addition, you get one IDE cable so two more devices. I have 5 hard drives, 1
is ide with boot partition, then there is 2 sata raid0 with intel and 2 sata
raid0 with silicon.
I have the same set up but two different drivers are necessary.

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Rick
Fargo, ND
N 46 53.251
W 096 48.279
 
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1st,you can defiently boot from a SATA drive either as solo or as configured
as a RAID set,silicon image controller 3112/3114 works just like the ICH5
intel controller.As far as useing disk image or xps XCOPY,in most cases it
only works with IDE hds,SATA drives take the data,but not all,repair xp
doesnt cut it either.

I have 2 floppies one with eacy driver, but during XP install, I only get to
pick one of them. Once it loads one of the drivers, I can press "S" to
specify another driver, but it just shows the one from the first floppy,
and otherwise ignores the 2nd floppy.
 
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Ken Varn

There should be an AHCI (or something similar) option in the BIOS as well.

There is a AHCI option in BIOS as well, but I don't quite get the difference
between that setting vs. the RAID setting. Are you saying this is the
second RAID controller or is this an IDE interface?

Anyhow, the only way I can install a disk image to a similar system is to
use the same settings for the SATA option in BIOS. If I change the setting
from RAID to IDE and try to re-image the hard drive, XP will blue-screen.
Note that this does not seem to be a problem if I install the drive image
onto a true (non SATA) IDE drive. It only seems to be a problem on the SATA
setting.



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Ken Varn
Senior Software Engineer
Diebold Inc.

EmailID = varnk
Domain = Diebold.com
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