Promise Fasttrack and Nvidia NForce4 Raid don't play well together

Posted on 2006-05-14
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I've got an asus A8n32SLI Deluxe that comes with Nvidia's onboard Raid.
When the Nvidia raid is disabled I am able to use my promise card just fine, using the onboard SATA as just that, SATA.
Enabling the NForce raid keeps the Promise card from even posting in the bios though.
I'm unable to fiddle with any settings in the bios to make it work aside from disabling the
Nvidia raid. :(
I THINK I've tried everything, but I'm desperate now. At the end of my rope.
Does anyone have any experience with promise cards not posting their bios if another Raid is present?

Also, enabling the Silicon Onboard Raid has no effect either way. It's only the Nforce that kills my promise card.

Thanks in advance!

Question by:uglygrouch

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I found the same think on an Asus P5S800-VM  board with the Silicon Controller enabled.  (BTW - not a board I chose)You may try booting with only the raid controller installed and put it in the PCI slot closest to the CPU.
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The only thing you can try to remedy this problem is to upgrade your mainboard's BIOS, and also the promise firmware, but of course this will only work if the issues have been addressed in those upgrades. Maybe you should also post a message to the promise site, they will probably want to fix this if they know of the problem.

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Sorry for leaving the question open, I should have closed it. Promise finally got back with me.
The fasttrack controller isn't compatible with NV Raid they said.

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