Chapter 4: SATA/RAID Setup (Option)
The motherboard supports RAID 0 or 1 for Serial ATA drives through the Intel ICH5 R
chipset. The Serial ATA as RAID option must be enabled in the BIOS before the system
can load the Adaptec RAID option ROM code for Intel RAID. The Adaptec RAID
option ROM is a standard PnP (Plug and Play) option ROM that provides a pre operating
system user interface for the Intel RAID implementation. It also allows the boot order to
be selected from within the BIOS setup utility.
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Before installing the driver into an existing system, backup any
important or useful data. Failure to follow this accepted PC practice
could result in data loss.
The Intel RAID feature is available in Win2000 and WinXP.
4.1 BIOS Configuration
Enter the BIOS setup program by pressing the
key after the Power On Self
Test (POST) memory test begins.
Select the Integrated Peripherals menu, then the On Chip IDE Configuration
Switch the SATA Mode option from IDE to RAID
Switch the Configure S ATA as RAID option from [No] to [Yes]
to save the BIOS setting and exit the BIOS setup program.
4.2 Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks
Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks requires the use of a new SATA data cable (4
conductor) which supports the Serial ATA protocol and a SATA power cable. Either end of
the SATA data cable can be connected to the SATA hard disk or the SATA connector on
Both the data and power SATA cables are new cables. You
cannot use older 40 pin 80 conductor IDE or regular IDE power
cables with SATA hard drives.
Carefully follow any technical instructions that come from the
hard disk manufacturer.
Follow the given steps for correct cable installation:
Attach either cable end to the SATA connector on the motherboard.
Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard disk.