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NVRaid - Windows needs drivers?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Jimbo Mahoney, 15 May 2006.

  1. Jimbo Mahoney

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    Just hooked up my second 36GB Raptor for some RAID 0 goodness only to find Windows couldn't see it on install. I don't have a FDD and I don't have the mobo box etc with me.

    Is my only way to Slipstream the drivers onto the Install CD?

    Also, what are the chances of getting something like Norton Ghost supporting an NVRaid array? By that I mean a Boot CD so I can create Images of Drives / Partitions etc, ie NOT within Windows.
     
  2. ChrisLX200

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2004

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    Location: Macclesfield

    For about £6 you can buy a floppy drive - easy way out even if you don't fit it permanently.

    Ghost should see the drive OK, the RAID BIOS kicks in before Ghost boots up and reports the RAID like any other HD.
     
  3. Jimbo Mahoney

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    That's what I thought..Hmm, maybe my version is too old? (Can't remember which version)
     
  4. ChrisLX200

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    I use version 9 (latest is 10 but it's buggy from reports). I still have to use F6 to load SATA or RAID drivers when it boots from the CD. If you're using the original 'Norton Ghost' as opposed to the Powerquest version (which Symantec bought and rebadged as 'Ghost') then you might have a problem.
     
  5. smids

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    There are several reports of Ghost failing with RAID arrays - the only decent option being Acronis True Image Home 9.0 - it's based on their corporate version and is quite good I find.