Originally Posted by Silversaver
I still trying to find out how to setup the RAID. Any input?
This is the instructions I followed from the 1730 manual ......
At some point a customer may want to configure his or her computer for RAID if a RAID configuration was not selected when purchased. Two hard drives must be installed in the computer to set up a RAID configuration.
Use one of two methods to configure RAID hard drive volumes. One method uses the Intel RAID Option ROM utility and is performed before installing the operating system.
The second method uses the Intel Matrix Storage Manager or Intel Matrix Storage Console. This method is performed after the operating system and the Intel Matrix Storage Console is installed .
Both methods require the computer be set to RAID-enabled mode before starting any of the RAID configuration procedures.
Setting the Computer to RAID-Enabled Mode
Enter System Setup.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to highlight Onboard Devices. Press Enter.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to highlight SATA Operation. Press Enter.
Press the left- and right-arrow keys to highlight RAID On. Press <Enter>.
If the setting was changed from RAID Autodetect/ATA to RAID On, a pop-up window displays. If the pop-up window displays, press the left- and right-arrow keys to highlight Yes and press Enter. If the setting didn't change, the pop-up window will not display. Go to step 6.
Press the left- and right-arrow keys to highlight Save/Exit. Press <Enter> to exit System Setup and resume the boot process.
Any data on either hard drive is lost when creating a RAID configuration using the following procedure. Back up all data to another storage device before continuing.
Use the following procedure only if reinstalling the operating system. Do not use the following procedure to migrate an existing storage configuration to a RAID 0 configuration.
Set the computer to RAID-enabled mode.........which you've already done above.....
Press Ctrl i when prompted to enter the Intel RAID Option ROM utility.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to highlight Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
Enter a RAID volume name or accept the default. Press Enter.
For RAID 0, press the up- and down-arrow keys to select RAID0(Stripe) and press Enter.
For RAID 1, press the up- and down-arrow keys to select RAID1(Mirror) and press Enter.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys and spacebar to select the two drives that will constitute RAID configuration and press Enter.
For RAID 0, select the stripe size closest to the size of the average file to be stored on the RAID volume. If this is not known, choose 128 KB as the stripe size.
For RAID 0, press the up- and down-arrow keys to change the stripe size and press Enter.
For RAID 1, skip to step 8.
Select the desired capacity for the volume and press <Enter>. The default value is the maximum available size.
Press Enter to create the volume.
Press y to confirm creating the RAID volume.
Verify that the correct volume configuration is displayed on the main Intel RAID Option ROM utility screen.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to select Exit and press Enter.
Install the operating system.
Hope that helps.