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  1. I guess technically you're correct Fernando - whether you stripe or mirror 2x76GB drives, u still get 76GB's. I meant the JBOD feature in the RAID Bios and not Raid0. eg, one of my existing arrays is JBOD (just a bunch of disks) & I have a 300 + 400 = 652GB of space! (yes, after 13 yrs of accumulating stuff - files, scans, pics, movies, etc - I still have most of it (Knock on wood:) that exceeds 400GB. Since I'm a little nervous bout keeping it on a JBOD, it's temporary & I'm looking around for a dependable solution (somehow compressed) to keep it all on one backup HD. Any ideas?
  2. OK, thanks Fernando. I didn't have any more SATA drives, just IDEs that I wanted to RAID together for larger capacity. I'll see, from the MB description, if I can get the Sil "SATARAID5" Software to creat an IDE Raid array. Let you know later pm, early am after I gotta go babysit my nephew now! (Still bothers me why nvidia won't let me create 4 arrays if I want to-.
  3. Yea, I found something about SI buried in a nvidia folder on the MB driver CD, but it looks like and from the description in the manual, that it only deals with SATA raids and not IDE arrays. I've got my SATA arrays already covered by nvidia. How do I create a new IDE array in nvidia if the New Array option choice is greyed out in their bios?
  4. Please write, what exactly you are trying to do.As far as I understand, you want to rebuild your nForce Raid array (by adding 2 IDE hdd's) on a running system, although you are booting from the Raid. If this is correct, I would not suggest to try it. I would never touch a running Raid system. Why don't you create a new Raid array with your Silicon Image Raid Controllers? And why can't you add non-Raid IDE hdd's? I am trying to add a New Array (RAID 0) for my IDE drives. I already have 2 SATA arrays working. Shouldn't the New Array option be lit up at the bottom of the RAID Bios? - the Rebuild option is. I don't want to rebuild my working SATA arrays - just add a new IDE array. As it stands now, I can't get past that to see if my IDE's even show up to make a New Array in the nvidia RAID Bios (like my SATA's did). My IDE's show up in the main Bios and are functional as single drives in Windows. I don't recall seeing SI driver/controllers on the MB disk - only mentioned in the manual. Maybe it came with nvidia and Sil - so I'll take another look. (I'll certainly feel stupid if it is! Thanks.
  5. Fernando - just getting the hang of this, but got the nlite xpsp2 nvidia 6.67 CD to install and setup all 4 SATA ch. (1-mirror, 1-JBOD) OK on my MSI Neo4 Bios 4.84 - Great stuff btw, thanks - nvidia should have people like u! Now my RAID Bios (N) New Array option doesn't lite up so I can add some IDE RAIDS (2x160Maxtors) - maybe I f__d something up since, but being I got this far I don't want to start from scratch (already got my JBOD array loaded, etc). Can I fix it in Windows (already tried to uninstall (won't let me)/disable the IDE/PATA controller in DM and disconnecting cable/disabling BIOS IDE, then reboot, etc)? Also tried to just re-install the drivers, but they're already there (MB supposedly supports both SATA & IDE - 4 drives each). Any other ideas to get this RAID Bios option lit up again Thanks...