GigaRAID on GA - 8KNXP

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by dale, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. dale

    dale Guest

    I'm having an issue with the GigaRAID on the 8KNXP

    I'm loosing connectivity with the two HDDs connected as NORMAL ATA drives
    connected to the GigaRAID port - both on the one BUS.

    When I loose the connection, I can hear what sounds like the HEADS ONLY
    'clicking' into their rest-track, and I don't notice any change in the
    'spin' sound of the drives, although these are extra quiet Western Digitals.
    I don't normally hear the heads move, even during a defrag, or other heavy
    disk usage.

    Explore cannot do any functions with the drives, and frequently the screen
    will freeze.

    Also on re-booting, I frequently get the GigaRAID IDE SCAN to re-recognize
    the drives, but sometimes not. Disabling and re-enabling in the BIOS may or
    may not result in any changes. Sometimes unplugging the power helps, but
    not always.

    The *FINAL* solution that regularly works is pull the CMOS BATTERY and
    short the connectors.

    It is highly annoying, happening randomly

    I thought it may have had something to do with a DRIVE UPDATE from M$, which
    resulted in Event Viewer reporting ITE errors a few days after the update,
    but I've re-installed the original driver. Device Manager does not, and
    has never noted any warnings.

    stumpted geezer
    dale, Feb 3, 2004
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  2. Unless you have several drives in your system, the 'reccomended' method is
    to use the IDE1 connector for normal IDE HD's, and IDE2 for optical drives.
    Timothy Drouillard, Feb 4, 2004
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  3. dale

    dale Guest

    Yes - 4 drives, 2 on IDE 0 = Primary, CD-ROM on IDE 1 = Secondary, and 2
    more on the one port of the GigaRAID (2) and hoping to put more on the 2nd
    GigaRAID (3) ...

    One thing that seems to be settling down is the re-installation of the
    driver that came with the MoBo CD.

    About a week ago, on an UpDate visit at M$, a driver was suggested, and
    starting around the 30th of Jan (a number of days after the UpDate visit)
    event viewer started to log errors with the ITE - which is the GigaRAID

    The lockups have slowed down, but not stopped. Also the Event Viewer has
    stopped reporting that the "FIRMWARE is old"

    I'm hoping that it was the testing & logging of the events that were
    triggering the loss of contact -- it seems -- at the BIOS level..

    "Timothy Drouillard"

    Unless you have several drives in your system, the 'reccomended' method is
    dale, Feb 4, 2004
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