I found a BIOS upgrade for my older Gigabyte 8IHXP motherboard. The motherboard features an onboard Promise RAID chip, which is the “light” version from a PCI-controller, so it only supports RAID 0 OR 1 (not both).
Now with the BIOS upgraded, the chip gets his full potential and is shown as “TX2000 Fasttrack full raid” during boot. But in Windows’s device manager, it’s still listed as “Fasttrack Light RAID” and I fail to find a proper driver. Windows says I already have the right driver. The attached drives (RAID1; mirror) are recognized and no errors in Windows with the Fasttrack Light driver. (so that’s not a problem)
But do I need another driver before I can make use of the full featured RAID?
Anyone who has experience with this stuff? I’d wanna test the BIOS-upgrade with 2 extra drives to combine RAID 0 + 1. Should I combine both RAID 0 disks on one cable and the RAID1 disks on the other? (the 2 mirror disks that are connected now are both on another cable, because this was needed for the light version)
Big thanks in advance!