Setup Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jrcairo, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. jrcairo

    jrcairo OSNN Addict

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    Hi Everybody,
    Here's the deal:
    I have a CDRW, DVD, A Hard Drive (WD 80GIG 8mb) and a Zip Drive (internal), my motherboard is a SOYO P4 Ultra Platinum, I've heard that I should not put the Zip on the same IDE of the HD, the motherboard comes with two RAID (wich I dont know what it is :D ) can someone please tell me what setup should I do??!!??
    :(
    Thanks and Great Night
    jrcairo
     
  2. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    Here is some reading on RAID to help you with understanding it.

    I would put the HDD (master) and the CD-RW (slave) on IDE 0. The Zip (master) and the DVD (slave) on IDE 1.......

    This is the way I would start......

    :happy:
     
  3. ditchhopper

    ditchhopper OSNN Addict

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    You could use your Ide 3 and 4 (RAID) for normal use. That way you could run your 4 devices all as masters if you wanted.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Since the RAID connectors only take HDDs and you don't want the HDD on the same cable as any of the others (performance reasons) I suggest this setup:

    IDE1:
    Master: DVD
    Slave: ZIP

    IDE2:
    Master: CD-RW

    IDE3:
    Master HDD

    You may need the RAID controller drivers for XP properly installed and the BIOS set to boot from the RAID controller.
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    much like zedric:

    (IDE1) Master: DVD-ROM

    (IDE2) Master: CD-RW
    (IDE2) Slave: ZIP

    (IDE3) Master: Harddrive
     
  6. ditchhopper

    ditchhopper OSNN Addict

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    To boot your hdd form Ide 3 you need to have it set as your bootable drive in your raid config and bios must be set to scsi as first boot device.