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  Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID? 
 
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Mike L. Sep 07, 2008, 01:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 07, 2008, 01:33pm EDT

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I honestly can't find a proper answer to this question, so I thought that I'd ask here. I was just curious, would a SATA DVD/RW conflict with two or more HDDs being configured in a RAID setup? Some people said, "No. It does not". While others say, "Yes. It does". Again, the evidence on both sides is good, but still no concrete answers. Personally, I would believe that it could create some sort of an issue if you didn't know what you were doing. But logically speaking, it shouldn't. One person on a forum mentioned that when he was trying to install his RAID drivers, the setup wasn't allowing him to link his HDDs together - it was somehow trying to add his SATA DVD/RW into the picture. Not good in my opinion. In any case, please let me know your thoughts and if you already have a setup such as what I'm trying to explain than please share your stories. Thank you.


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mothow Sep 07, 2008, 02:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 07, 2008, 02:29pm EDT

 
>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
I have two sata DVD drives and 1 sata HD and two other sata HD's in raid 0 with no problems.I have raid enabled on the ports with my two WD RE WD1600YS's and the rest disabled in the sata raid section.Its that simple.And intel chipsets are even better..lol

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Mike L. Sep 07, 2008, 02:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
Ahh, I see. Hehe. A lot of the posts I was reading on random forums weren't exactly all that clear. Thanks for the information.

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Anne S Jun 17, 2011, 09:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
I have just read your message and I have the same problem. My Gigabyte board only has one controller and will not allow me to use a sata dvd drive alongside a 0 raid and a non raid sata hard drive. How did you enable and disable the raid ports? I cannot find anywhere to do that.

mothow Jun 18, 2011, 11:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
Anne S said:
I have just read your message and I have the same problem. My Gigabyte board only has one controller and will not allow me to use a sata dvd drive alongside a 0 raid and a non raid sata hard drive. How did you enable and disable the raid ports? I cannot find anywhere to do that.

which mobo you running? I never had this problem.Do you see them listed when you boot up in the bios screen?

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Anne S Jun 18, 2011, 12:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
It is a Gigabyte GA-Q35M-S2 rev1 with only one onboard controller but 6 sata ports. The only advice from the manufacturers forum is insert an extra card.

The disks are all listed on the 1st list but not at the bottom on the 2nd DOS page, and the ctrl I option also goes missing. I then get a disk error and am asked to insert a system disk. I can use an IDE DVD with no problem.

Why does have a raid array conflict with a SATA DVD drive anyway? I have come across lots of websites that mention this issue.

john albrich Jun 18, 2011, 12:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 18, 2011, 12:16pm EDT

 
>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?

I wondered why the new mobos have kept an IDE port. I really couldn't see a reason. I couldn't believe they kept an IDE port simply to "make it easier" to transfer your IDE disk storage to a "new" SATA disk drive.

I originally thought it was just a needless legacy connectivity item...but now I think it's perhaps specifically because of this issue. (One can still find competitive IDE optical disc drives...though possibly not IDE Blu-ray drives...but one can also buy an IDE/SATA adapter for SATA disc drives to use them on the IDE port as an IDE device.)

mothow Jun 19, 2011, 12:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
Like John siad you can use a converter like this
so you can use your sata drive as a IDE drive till you sort out the problems.Do you have intels rapid storage program installed?

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1T4GZAG_enUS432US43...GUQ8gIwAg#

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Anne S Jun 19, 2011, 05:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
Hi

Thanks for the suggestions. Having researched Raid 0 - I dont see the point in having it. I backup to an external drive weekly, and dont use big files that need quick read/write, so I am having the Raid removed so I can have the SATA DVD drive, as my current IDE drive is so slow I sometimes wonder if it is going to open.

However next time I need a new computer I will make sure the motherboard has two controllers - just in case.

Thanks again for all your replies.

mothow Jun 19, 2011, 08:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 19, 2011, 08:31pm EDT

 
>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
Yeah i stopped using raid 0 myself i ran it for years but with my 120GB SSD boot drive i dont need raid 0.I did have 2x60gb SSD's in raid 0 for a while but i couldnt update my SSD's firmware in raid so i traded my two 60gb's SSDs for one 120gb SSD and i couldnt be happier even though i lost a little bit of money in the trade since two 60gb ssd's cost a little more than a single 120giger

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john albrich Jun 19, 2011, 08:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 19, 2011, 08:46pm EDT

 
>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?

Anne,

I now run DAILY backups, fully automated and virtually transparent to the user because the load caused by Macrium Reflect Free Edition is quite low. Full backup of my "C:" disk on this "casual use" computer is now under 2 minutes. If people keep a lot of data on their disk(s) that they want to protect it will take longer. MRFE can of course also be used to backup non-system disks.

Here are some details. I also archive select daily backups into weekly and monthly backups.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77698/#591894

jen mendoza Jun 20, 2011, 08:12am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Do SATA DVD/RWs conflict with SATA HDDs that are in RAID?
You will not have any problem at all...sata's are much free pain in the AS$ compare to the old one's IDE's because of the master and slave setting.


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