yes..u're right...for RAID 0 u need 2 drives and for RAID 5 u need 3 drives of same specs.
thanx DABs..i'll give ur suggestions a try and let u know how it goes.
Also under the same window which I just realised you have an Intel board, check for the headers
IASTOR and IASTORV
And change the START entries to 1 (from 0)
[Edited by DABhand, 7/11/2011 11:57:56 AM]
yup. got it. thanx. i just ran Sea Tools for the Seagate HDD and ran the Short Generic Test. it passed.
But since you could use a single partition on IDE mode and not AHCI mode why bother.
And so you know you are imagining the slowness :P
AHCI isn't much quicker than IDE mode, maybe a few MB/s but only a few.
Hot plugging is when you change hardware without shutting down a system, it is more common with USB devices of course on home PC's, but it started with servers with removable boards.
NSQ = Network and Systems Quality nothing substantial dunno why you would ask about it but hey :P
And the SATA cable is all you need for AHCI mode.
...nicely put. thanx DABs. u've given me some very crucial info. here's something else i needed to bring to ur attention. tell me what u make of it(i don't know if its significant or not or if its relevant or not to my BSOD problem).
there r 4 SATA ports with 2 slots each. from left to right: SATA5/SATA6, SATA3/SATA4, SATA1/SATA2, SATA_6G_1/SATA_6G_2(This one is Red in Color).
now my current 6GBs HDD Seagate Barracuda(and all my previous HDDs) and my DVD Drive r/were both connected to the SATA_6G_1/SATA_6G_2(The Red One). does anything seem off here to u? r they connected to the right connectors. or is the Red one specifically for some other HDD configuration?
The most common use for the SATA3 ports is for SSD drives.
A question about the NSQ did you mean NCQ instead? That is Native Command Queueing which is a clever bit of tech for SATA drives to be able to read data a bit quicker from drives.
yes..i'm sorry i didn't notice it up until now...its NCQ and not NSQ. currently my settings r set to IDE with single partition and no modification of the registry. so far so good. is that okay?
i'll move the DVD drive to another port and leave my HDD as it is. pls tell me about NCQ..using IDE settings...how can i use NCQ to speed things up a bit?