iberez
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RAID adapters with Inspirion i620-1040??

I cannot get it to boot.  I have tried a RocketRaid 2300 and a Syba PEX40008, both are PCIe SATA RAID cards with bios.

The system hangs on startup.  The i620 bios recognizes the Rocket Raid as a disk device available for boot, but it does not call up the RR's boot interface.

I put the card into a brand new Inspiron 560 and the RR's boot bios came right up, same with the Syba

Can the i620 not have a different boot device??

The system works fine otherwise -- when I booted into the Windows 7 (preinstalled) it immediately recognizes the RAID card(s) and tries to install drivers.  I connected a spare drive to each card and the drive shows up as a secondary in the preinstalled OS.

I am trying to do a new install using a RAID 1 as a primary drive.

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klauzser
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Re: RAID adapters with Inspirion i620-1040??

Do you think it relaly does support the RAID system?

Works as always.. 

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iberez
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Re: RAID adapters with Inspirion i620-1040??

There is no reason to believe it should not if the BIOS works correctly.

RAID cards with BIOS use the Int13h for booting and any PC BIOS should recognize this.

I have a Dell 560 with AMI bios which is running a RocketRaid 2300 RAID1 for boot drive with no problem. 

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