I have a MSI K7N2-ILSR mainboard. As the R says, there’s a Raid controller (Promise Fastrack 376) onboard. With the standard functionality, the PATA port can’t be used to connect more than one single PATA drive. With a little trick, 2 drives can be used, but not as an array.
As I ordered my second Maxtor 120Gb disk today (already got one), I want to run a RAID 0 configuration.
I found this site telling me this is possible, with a little BIOS mod (the RAID BIOS is crippled by MSI because of some economical reasons so the RAID controller only supports RAID to be used on the SATA ports) it should be possible to unlock the controller’s full potential.
This sounds ofcourse fantastic, but I’m still a little hesitant about this (what if the BIOS doesn’t work and my system won’t boot anymore… that would really suck… wouldn’t it?)…
So, did anybody here try it? Or does anybody here know a safe way to test this?