ClickCardo wrote:NT50, are you sure you have an ASUS A8V Deluxe MB (MD?)? Because it has ONLY FOUR SATA connectors so since you do not say you have an additional controller card I do not see how you get 8. Also, if you knew the Promise controller on that MB you would know you use the BIOS to put it into non-RAID mode so you aren't even prompted at startup for it. So are you sure you are talking about the ASUS A8V Deluxe motherboard and it's 2 controllers each having 2 SATA connectors?
Just want to make sure we are on the same page.
I have two different boards with different controllers:
1. ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe that has 8 connections (nVidia and Silicone).
2. PCCHIPS board that has the VIA RAID chipset
3. The PROMISE controller I have is a PCI addon card for RAID 0/1
I will be installing sometime in the next month Vista Home Premium on the PCChips board with VIA but I will not be running it in RAID.
I have already installed Longhorn Server beta, XP Pro, upgraded to Vista, install Vista Ultimate, CLean. Before I install VHP, I will be playing with Home Server beta (maybe if time allows).