Advice 1: How to disable the RAID controller

Now integrated RAIDcontrollers are almost all modern motherboards. But if you have only one hard drive, not much point in using it there, because it is designed to increase the performance of the system with multiple hard drives. Disabling RAID controller on a system with one hard disk can improve overall speed of its work, as it will free additional resources and speed up boot time.
How to disable the RAID controller
You will need
  • - Computer c Windows.
Instruction
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To disable a controller using the BIOS menu. To enter it, you must immediately after power-on the computer press the Del key. Also, depending on the model of your motherboard to enter the BIOS may use a different key. More information about this you can read in the instructions for your motherboard or on the manufacturer's website. You can also try the method of iteration. If Del key does not work, you can turn to press the F key (often F5 key is used, and on laptops F2).
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When you hit the right key, instead of loading the operating system will open the BIOS menu. To control you can use only the keyboard because the mouse will not be available.
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Depending on the motherboard that is installed on your computer and version of BIOS, disable the RAID controller can be in different sections. If you want to disable the integrated controller, then you need to look in the section of the integrated devices. It is usually called As a configuration. Also, this section can be called the Configuration integral.
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Find in this section the RAID controller. Then set it to Disable, that is "Off". You can also find the option OnChip Serial ATA. Then to turn off the controller you need for this parameter to be set to SATA.
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When you turn off the controller, exit the BIOS, keep all settings. After that the computer will be restarted and will run in normal mode.
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If you cannot find the option to disable the controller, it is best to visit the developer's site of your motherboard and download the manual, which will be a full description of the fees and all the necessary instructions to enable or disable devices.

Advice 2 : How to create a RAID array

To speed the operating system and to save important files in case of failure of one of the hard drives is recommended to create RAIDarrays. The type of array will depend on the purpose of creation of this structure.
How to create a RAID array
You will need
  • Hard drives;
  • - RAID controller.
Instruction
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First, find out the capabilities of your motherboard. Please read the manual to this device. If you don't have a paper copy, then please visit the official website of the manufacturer of this equipment and find out its capabilities – namely, whether the motherboard is the possibility of creating a RAID array.
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If this is not possible, then buy a special RAID controller. Now decide the type of RAID array you wish to create. This will depend on not only the algorithm further configures the computer, but the number of required hard disk drives.
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If you want to create RAID 0 (Striping), you need at least two hard drives. In this case, both of Winchester, will be combined into one volume. Connect both hard drive to the motherboard or a RAID controller.
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If you want to use RAID 1 (Mirroring), then repeat the algorithm described in the previous step. In this case, the total volume will be equal to the volume of a smaller disk. All data will be duplicated on the second hard drive, which allows you to recover information in the event of failure of one of the hard drives.
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When using RAID 0+1 you will get a combination of fast operating system and quality of safety data. This array requires a minimum of four disk drives. Connect them to the motherboard using a multi-port plumes.
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Turn on the computer and press Del to enter the BIOS. Open the menu containing the list of available hard disks (Boot Device). In Disk Mode, select RAID.
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Save the settings. Then restart the computer. While booting a message will appear describing the login method in the settings menu of the RAID array. Press desired key (usually F10 button).
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Select the type of the future array. Specify the hard disks involved in the RAID creation. If prompted, select the hard disk that will be the main. Save the parameters. Then restart the computer.

Advice 3 : How to configure the RAID array

To enhance the reliability of systems and to save important files during the operating system failure or hard disk is recommended to create RAIDarrays. To carry out this process in several ways.
How to configure the RAID array
You will need
  • hard drives;
  • - RAID controller.
Instruction
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There are three main types of RAID-arrays. Select the one that suits you the most. Mention a very important caveat: to create different types of RAID arrays requires a different number of hard drives.
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If your goal is to increase the performance of the operating system, create a RAID 0 (Stripping). Please note the following caveat: to significantly improve the performance of your computer you need to connect the hard drives to different IDE ports, and not use RAID controllers.
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If the main purpose of RAID is to save data in case of failure of one of disks, create a RAID 1 (Mirroring). In this case, one group of hard drives will be a mirror of the other. I.e. all data is recorded in each group. In this case, you can use RAID controllers, because the system performance is the creation of such array is practically not affected.
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The most qualitative type of RAID array is RAID 10 (0+1). It combines the functions of both the above types. The disadvantage of this view is the fact that its creation requires at least four hard drives. If you have the required number of hard drives, create the RAID 10 array.
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Connect hard drives to the RAID controllers or free IDE slots on the motherboard. Turn on the computer and press the Del key. After entering the BIOS, navigate to Boot Device. In the Device Settings choose from the options the type of drive RAID.
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Save the changes. Then restart the computer. When download start PC a message appears, indicating the button, clicking which will open the settings menu of the RAID array. Press the desired key.
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Select the RAID array. Specify the purpose of each hard drive in the array. Save the settings and restart the computer.
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