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    NF7-S SATA (RAID) Problem

    http://amdforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=276018

    I'm sorry for the double post, but I'm getting desperate here. Does anybody have ideas about what I'm doing wrong? I'm at an end here.

    Thanks Guys

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    The 10021 drivers for the Silicon image controller are junk. Let see try the 10032's off this site. You will have to double check two file version that get updated against the one in the 10032 folder you downloaded. Here are the files SI3112r.sys and the siwinacc.sys. If they don't match with whats in the Device manager and the downloaded folder you will have to manually replace them. They will be in, windows\system32\drivers\ . Post back if you have any problems.

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    I tried the 32s before, tried them again, I think they showed a slight improvement in how the graph looks, but Random Access times are still up there and the read graph still doesn't look right.

    Thanks

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    The access time for the D740X is slightly high but not unusual in RAID-0. The DM+9 access time is also fine. It's normally a tad slower than a D740X anyway.

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    Just looking at these results: http://amdforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=277726

    Shows that my single drive access time is about 5ms higher than his RAID array, and my RAID 0 array access times are 2-4 times as high as his.

    Also there is still the issue of excruciatingly slow RAR extracting (also trying to install a virtually mounted ISO that is on the HDD is took over an hour (KOTOR-4CDs)) and from time to time it would say that it ran out of disk space when there is 150GB free.

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    Originally posted by Oreo_The_Cookie on 12-06-2003 at 08:43 PM
    Just looking at these results: http://amdforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=277726

    Shows that my single drive access time is about 5ms higher than his RAID array, and my RAID 0 array access times are 2-4 times as high as his.

    Also there is still the issue of excruciatingly slow RAR extracting (also trying to install a virtually mounted ISO that is on the HDD is took over an hour (KOTOR-4CDs)) and from time to time it would say that it ran out of disk space when there is 150GB free.
    Please upload pics of your HDTach results to www.bbpix.com and include the link here. Normal access time for either model of drive is between 13 and 14.5 ms. Also, HDTach isn't reliable for RAID so use ATTO for that instead. Link is in my siggy.

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    Individual Drives are:

    http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/061203-HDD1.JPG

    http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/061203-HDD2.JPG


    Here's what they look like using Abit's 1.21 drivers (results weren't any different using different BIOSs or Drivers versions):

    http://server4.uploadit.org/files/211103-240-3.JPG

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    At this point I don't believe those are valid results. This has happened before on NF2 based boards, often with Promise controllers. Please use ATTO instead, and be sure to use the following settings in ATTO before starting the actual test run.


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    http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/0...HDD%20ATTO.JPG

    Single Driver using 32 drivers, tomorrow I'll recreate the array and bench it using ATTO.

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    We'll be ready. Welcome to the forum.

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    You have the crippled drivers syndrome did you double check the versions of the file like I mentioned? Seems like if you start out with the early version of the Drivers not alll of the drivers get up dated. If your going to start fresh don't use the Abit drivers.

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    Just created a nice new RAID 0 aray with a 32kb stripe. Made a floppy with the .32 drivers on them. Pressed F6 to install them. Windows install seemed a little sluggish, but I shrugged it off. Upon first boot into Windows, it sat at the Welcome screen for about a minute (and has been doing that ever since). Installed the drivers for the Promise Array and installed HDTach & ATTO.

    Here are the results:

    HDTach: 1, 2, 3

    ATTO: 1 (That was before I manually installed the SMBus & Memory controller drivers from the 3.13 package) & 2

    EDIT: It seems that the hanging at the Welcome screen problem has gone away, let's attribute that to the installing of the 3.13s
    Last edited by Oreo_The_Cookie; 12-07-2003 at 03:15 PM.

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    Hmm!! There is most definately something wrong there!! Not sure what it is though. Ok here is a thought Have you installed the Silicon Imager Raid utility?

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    oreo,double check your bios settings-

    look in: integrated periphials>EXT-p2p Discard time should say 30ms,but if problems still try 1ms-

    have u tried a diff slot for the promise card?
    Biostar 790gx am2+
    Phenom II x4 720
    Sapphire Ati 4850(512mb)
    raid-0 x2 36gb raptors
    g.skill 2x2gb ram
    750 watt psu
    28 inch Hanns-g lcd monitor

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    Please test using ATTO and post the results.

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