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07-30-06, 11:10 AM
Hi, I've got a RAID 0 array on my onboard NVRAID. The board (Tyan k8WE) has 4 ports, and 2 controllers (1 per 2 ports). I want to add a 320GB drive as a backup drive, and I've plugged it into the 2'nd SATA port (0 and 1 for the RAID array). Now when I boot, it doesn't see the drive, and I can't use it under Windows. If I dissable RAID for ports 0 and 1, then it recognizes it when it boots, but the RAID array breaks, it's really weird. Now when I run the nvRAID utility in Windows (this is with all ports enabled for RAID), it does see the 320GB drive, but I have to create an array for it. What exactly do I do here to get it to work? Oh and my system boots off of a 3Ware RAID 5 card with Linux (grub), my system specs are;

CPU: 2x Opteron 246's
Motherboard: Tyan K8WE
RAM: 2GB PC3200 REG Kingston (4x512MB)
Video Cards: XFX 6800 GT
       Gigabyte 6200TC
RAID Card: 3Ware 9500s-4LP
Hard Drives: 3x 160GB Seagate's in RAID 5 (Gentoo64)
       2x 80GB Seagate's in RAID 0 (WinXP)
Sound Card: SB Audigy 2 ZS
PSU's: Antec True550 EPS12V 550W
    Antec SPII 400W

Thanks in advance for any help!