8KNXP - Silicon Image SATA or ICH5R ?

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Boudewijn, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Boudewijn

    Boudewijn Guest

    Motherboard: 8KNXP; Changed last week to a RAID 1 with 2 x SATA Maxtor
    Drives on the SIL3112 controller. Althoug installation went fine, upon
    start-up of the computer I have already had twice a message that the array
    was broken. Naturally I rebuild the array, but again this morning it
    reported a broken array. This is not what I had in mind at all.
    Furthermore, the array doesn't feels slow. Before this I had my array on the
    ITE controller with 2 WD drives, and although everyobe claims that the ITE
    controller is slow (which I do believe), it felt much quicker in practise
    than the SATA SIL3112.

    Does anybody have any ideas why the SIL SATA array breaks down? Wouls there
    be any advantage in changing the arry to the inbuilt ICH5R controller and
    avouding SIL altogether? Using F8 Bios, which supposedly supports RAID 1
    Any ideas would be welcome.
    Regards, Boudewijn
    Boudewijn, Dec 4, 2003
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    jpsga Guest

    Well ... we use both the ITE and the SIL3112 as well as the High Point 374.
    Have not had the pleasure of the Intel. The few broken array problems that
    we have had come down to two sources.

    First was anti-virus software mis-interpreting the flow on the PCI bus.
    Second was the driver not leaving correct information on the lead ( boot )

    By the way, the ITE is as fast as EIDE in the RAID 1 mode. In RAID 0 it
    does as well as the system will let it.

    jpsga, Dec 4, 2003
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    Brian D Guest

    I have to 80 gig maxtors on the ich5r raid 0 and it works very well. I was
    never able to get the sil to work. I also was never able to get the f8 bios
    to work. I am currently running f6
    Brian D, Dec 12, 2003
  4. Boudewijn

    Boudewijn Guest

    Also have two 80Gb Maxtors on the ICH5R. Works indeed very well, and the
    whole system feels quick and responsive.
    I had no problem with installing XP on a Raid 0 and 1 on the SIL controller,
    however the array broke down twice in less than a week. So that was the end
    of SIL. F8 Bios is working fine, no problems whatsoever.
    Regards, Boudewijn
    Boudewijn, Dec 12, 2003
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