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Asus k8N-E SATA help


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#1 br4v0

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:29 PM

hi, im a noob here so im going to give you as much info as i have lol.

my sys is 64bit 3000+ asus k8n nforce3 motherboard. 1x160gb WD SATA, 1x120gb WD ata100 + 1x30gb Seagate ata133

I want to use sata as third primary (thats how bios sets it), 120gb hdd as primary master with the 30gb hd as secondary, my dvdrw as seconday primary. (if any of that makes sense)

Ok heres the problem/question...

I have a setup disk with 2 sets of sata drivers to install when im installing windows (nforce and silicon), i tried both and my system runs really slow. if i switch pata to primary and install windows on one of those it runs fine. i setup the nvraid in the bios and just selected the sata drive as striping....system was still slow. I have no idea where im going wrong but i would just like to use my sata drive :/

Can anybody help?

thanks

addon: just looked on the site and it says

Chipset:
- 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
- 2 x Serial ATA, support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD (no idea if it uses the silicon or nvidia drivers)

Edited by br4v0, 11 May 2005 - 04:55 PM.


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#2 Grinler

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 11:08 AM

You should not need to install the drivers for the sata drive at all. Is it not detecting it if the drivers are not installed?

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:20 PM

it was slow with no drivers, it detects it fine

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:29 PM

Which drives are you doing raid with? The 160 and the 120?

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:47 PM

i tried all different combinations and no difference

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:22 AM

When doing raid it is recommended that you use drives that are the same model and using the same interface. Different drives have different speeds, caches, etc. So this can be causing a conflict that you are raiding PATA and SATA drives. If you do not raid them together how is the speed.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 12:49 PM

the speed is still slow whatever, i even unplugged them and tried running just the sata drive and still slow, ive tried everything lol this is my last resort. Only thing i havent tried is using only the sata drive and not installing the raid at windows installation....do u think that would work?

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 12:34 PM

I want you to try using the drives with absolutely no raid at all

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 04:27 PM

ok i think i fixed it, i kept the pata drives plugged in and disabled them in the bios, setup the built-in nvraid to striping with my 160gb sata drive, went to install windows...did tht...seemed ok, then rebooted after installing chipset drivers and took 5seconds to boot !!

havent done anything else with it as im installing win xp x64 on it 2moro night :thumbsup:

thanks for the advice :flowers:

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:53 PM

Interesting..let me know how XP 64 is

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 12:20 AM

will do :thumbsup:




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