I know this is annoying (RAID on 7811FX)

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  1. mistargill

    mistargill Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not sure if you guys did or did not figure out the raid option for our wonderful laptop 7811FX

    just a minute ago, I was playing around the bios and found the raid option where the hard drive mode is (something like AHC or sata ide,, not sure) but I have a third option for raid,
    I went ahead and disabled the quite boot.

    and guess what? I have an option to go on to RAID, the thing is strip size is maximum of 128. doesnt go up to 256.. is this bad?
     
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    Oh the thing is... I dont know how to go back to non raid mode...
    Cant seem to access the default bios anymore...uh-oh
     
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    Quadzilla The eye is watching you

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    hmm i never even bothered to look into my bios for raid cause i didnt have matched drives and TBH my 320 7200 rpm drive is sick fast i was actually very impressed and happy i bought one.
     
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    The THing is.. I dont know how to get back to regulae drive array... This was an accident caused by curiosity...
     
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    So pop 2 POS 80gig hard drives in there to see if it actually works, and if so you can go get a second 200gb drive (or upgrade them both to 320+gig drives) and enjoy your RAID.

    But i thought that even being able to set it up it actually didnt work? Maybe it does though, that would be nice for the 7811 owners
     
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    Well I had two more identical hard drive (same as stock) lieing around.. so right now... not knowing how to get back to original 200gb / 200gb seperate configuration.. im stuck with raid right now... which I dont mind so much..(if the performance is good) but the thing that I cant revert bothers me.
     
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    the drives dont need to be the same size or speed for that matter to run a raid. it is just mainly preferred is all. the raid will run as fast as it's slowest counter part.
     
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    Quadzilla The eye is watching you

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    Yep i knew about the raid thing and not having paired drives would work but the effort for such if any real gains just made me not want to bother was all.
     
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    Well... how do i undo it? do i have to reflash the stock bios?
     
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    as for getting bact to normal.
    1: your going to have to hit ctrl+i to invoke the raid controller and delete the raid you created
    2: then boot to bios and click disable raid sata contoller
    3: change achi back to compatability mode
    4 reboot computer. and all should be back to the way it was.
     
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