Difficult one here, i own a Asus M2N32-SLi-DLX WiFi nForce 590 SLi (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard and it's been giving me jip ever since i bought it. However i've not really been able to put my finger on it until now.
In short, it appears that the RAID is corrupting files. let me list the problems i have that lead me to this conclusion:
1) In Windows XP, i regularly (twice a month) get the warning screen on boot up that i should check my hard drives for errors. CHDSK
I2) n Vista, crashes after a fresh install until i provide a different driver for the RAID.
3) when dealing with large files (copying, moving) or using the hard drives a lot causes them to jam...and then an error message to appear from the RAID software telling me tha the RAID has failed, but then everything carries on as normal. If i remove the software, the disks still jam, but i dont get the error message.
4) When using winrar files, i find they corrupt. this is usually when patching games (i play a lot of games), most recently with Dawn of War, and Medieval 2
At the moment i have 4 250Gb Seagate drives. 1 is in a JBOD and is un-used. the other 3 are in striping. I have recently considered buying another motherboard and staying well away from Nvidia RAID, i have previously used Silicon controllers with no problems.
Any advise? or even better, any stress tests or ideas of how i can prove my motherboard is knackered?