4.4 Dedicated Disk Questions. Shuttle SN27P2, SN27P2 V2

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4.4 Dedicated Disk Questions w Can I assign a dedicated disk to a striped array/JBOD or use a free disk withstriped array/JBOD?

No, free disks and dedicated disks can be only used with a mirrored array or a stripedmirrored array.

w Once a dedicated disk has been assigned to a RAID1 or

RAID0+1 array can I remove it?

Yes, a dedicated disk can be removed from a RAID1 or a RAID

0+1 array.

4.5 Windows RAID Application w What functions can be performed using the NVRAIDMAN application?

The following tasks can be performed:

• View information about RAID0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD (as well as any supported configuration if you have more than one RAID array active)

• Assigning a dedicated disk to RAID 1 and RAID 0+1

• Removing a dedicated disk from a RAID 1 or RAID 0+1 array

• Viewing Free Disks

• Rebuilding a RAID 1 and RAID 0+1

• Viewing the status of the rebuilding process



This chapter includes several application notes that address specific issues that may be encountered when trying to install the NVIDIA RAID software of other software required to run NVIDIA RAID.


“installing NVIDIA RAID on a New Windows XP Operating

System” on page 54 describes how to create a floppy disk to install NVIDIA RAID on a fresh Windows operating system.

w ”Windows 2000 Limitation with Bootable RAID” on page 55 de scribes how to create a bootable RAID volume with Windows

2000 via the morphing method..

w “Installing the NVIDIA IDE Driver in Windows 2000” on page 57 describes how to instll Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, which required for instlling the NVIDIA IDE driver.

w “Using GHOST with NVIDIA RAID” on page 58 describes how to use disk cloning software with a RAID array.


Installing NVIDIA RAID on a New Windows XP Operating System


To install NVIDIA ® RAID technology on a new Windows

XP operating system, a floppy disk with the NVIDIA IDE drivers must be created to enable installation of NVIDIA



To create the NVIDIA IDE drivers floppy disk, the end user must:

1. Copy these files from the NVIDIA Nforce TM driver

directory (IDE/WinXP or Win2K) onto a formatted

floppy disk.

• Disk1 • Txtsetup.oem • Nvraid.sys • NvAtaBus.sys

2. Go into the BIOS setup menu and enable RAID

a. In the BIOS menu, specify which disks should be

dedicated to RAID

b. Exit the BIOS menu and reboot

3. At the RAID ROM screen, press F10 to enter RAID


a. Create a RAID array and add disks to it

b. Select “Yes” when asked to clear disk data

c. Reboot system

4. Select F6 when prompted

5. Install the NVIDIA RAID drivers created on the floppy

disk. Select both the RAID and IDE drivers from the

floppy to enable RAID functionality.

6. Continue with the driver installation porcess



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