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IDE Raid 0 setup help

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I am having trouble setting up a IDE Raid 0 disk array on my computer.
I have a
Gigabyte 81RXP mother board with an on board Promise Raid controller
1.6aGHz P4
512MB PC2100 Ram
Win XP
2 Western Digital 80GB special edition Hard drives
I used Partition Magic to format both hard drives as single PRIMARY partiton FAT32 drives
Each drive is on its own IDE 80 pin cable and connected to IDE3 & IDE4 on the motherboard
I have tried both CABLE SELECT and SINGLE jumpre settings
In the BIOS I enabled the ATA/RAID controler and have it set to RAID
 
This is what happens when I enter the Promise Fast Build Utility numbered settings
1 Auto Setup (results in "No Available Disks!")
2 View Drive Assignments ( both drives are shown but listed as "Array 1 & Array 2")
3 View Array ( both drives are shown "Functional" but listed as "Array 1 & Array 2" with Array 1 shown to be the "Bootable Array")
4 Delete Array
5 Rebuild Array
6 Controller Configuration

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get my Raid Array working?

Marc
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Using partition magic has put your drives in JBOD mode as far as the RAID controller is concerned, hence there are no unpartitioned drives available to create an array..
You'll have to zero them out with the raid bios, manufacturere's utility or WDCLEAR and allow the RAID bios to create you array.
You CMOS should be set to NO drives to let the raid BIOS handle the array.
Assuming you're intending to load Windoze, do your install and hit F6 to load your raid drivrer in the initial installation screens, and use the operating system to partition and format the striped drives.
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Well I used the Western Digital floppy to write 0's on both hard drives and this did the trick. I was then able to use the RAID BIOS to create an array and now I have "Windoze" XP up and running.

Thanks for the help.
Marc
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woo hoo! now go and back that thing up!
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