I have just bought an ATA 133 Raid controller with the SI680 chipset with 2 caviar hard drives and have attempted to Raid 0 them together. I power up with only the two drives connected to the controller and my DVD-Rom drive connected to the Asus motherboard. No other hard drives are connected at all, either to the motherboard or the controller card.
I configure the Raid 0 by pressing F3 on the bootup, i insert the Windows XP CD into the drive, i put my SI680 floppy in and windows reads it in as a controller card then allows me to format the Raid drives as a single drive and begins copying the files onto the Hard Drive.
Everything seems to go fine until the first reboot where it sits there for a few seconds asking if i want to boot from the CD again to press a key, i don't press a key, screen goes black for 30 seconds then reboots again. It keeps doing this repeatedly stuck in a loop.
I have been into the BIOS of the Asus a7n8x-deluxe and have changed boot priority to SCSI first, CD-Rom first, HD0 and HD1 first, nothing seems to work. As soon as the Windows install performs the first reboot, it stops the install process.
I have tried the above with and without the onboard SATA controller of the Asus enabled.
I am beginning to think i have wasted my money buying this kit. Any ideas anybod please?