RAID setup will detect SATA drives.
Posted on 2006-04-02
I have a computer here which we are trying to install a RAID 1. We purchased a RAID controller (hardware) which is 2 port SATA controller, ( the motherboard doesn't have SATA built on) it is simply a PCI card. We also got two new 100GB maxtor SATA drives. These drives are brand new, nothing on them. We tried following the instructions, which simply said start the computer and boot into the BIOS, as the BIOS is loading it will promt you to press F4 or Ctrl + s. (which it does promt you). So we press those and nothing happeneds. Just loads into the BIOS. So i go throuhg the BIOS and make sure that BIOS can see the HDD, which it does. So we've tried that over and over again, still nothing. So we try to place the Windows Server 2003 CD in and let the setup run. Thinking when it promts to press F6 to set up scsi or RAID, we would. So when we get promted to we press it and again nothing happeneds. So we tried that over and over again. The F2 option works, (Recovery) so we know the Keyboard is good. ( we also swithced that too, trying anything at this point) I've booted up using UBCD and using one the utilities to make one of the drives active. Which i thought would help, but we still cannot get this thing up and running. Please help out if you can, desperatly need assistance.