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SATA AHCI / RAID controller?

2009-02-02, 13:53 PM

I have a Thinkcentre M58 7360-AEG computer that I am trying to load using RIS, and I have run into all sorts of problems accessing the disk during this process. I would like to know if anyone knows, or know where i can find info abt which Intel SATA AHCI / RAID controller that is on my mainboard.


I have no documentation here that says anything about this, and I have found some info on the internet about how to proceed, but I have no idea whether the Sata disk I have is connected to a Intel ICH5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / or other port, as it only says "Sata 1" and "Sata2" on the mainboard.


Would appreciate if anyone can shed a  little light on this.


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Re: SATA AHCI / RAID controller?

2009-02-22, 9:39 AM


      I have successfully created a master image for M57 running Windows XP and Raid 1 setup with 2 SATA HDDs

      (Using this image i have prepared more than 50 computer)


      The following steps were followed for a local installation.


      Download the Raid drivers to be installed from a floppy (look for matrix storage drivers)




      Extract the files to a floppy disk.



      Enter BIOS and do the following

      Devices -> IDE drives Setup -> SATA RAID Enable [Enabled]



      When starting XP Installation press F6 and later on select the floppy driver for installation.


      There might be few options that you need to select, make sure you select RAID Driver for Desktop/Workstation.


      This will ensure the driver has been installed with the OS



       If the RAID Option in bios is selected then the HDD will only be detected by the OS installation program if the drivers are installed. 


      If the HDD is dected continue with the installation and install Intel Matrix storage driver after the installation of OS and Chipset drivers.


      Creating RAID is a breeze since its all straight forward



      Details instructions are provided below





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Re: SATA AHCI / RAID controller?

2009-09-10, 12:51 PM

Which NIC drivers did you use to RIS these 7360's?  I have a 7360-A23 and for the life of me, I can't get the NIC drivers injected into our base RIS image for Windows XP SP3.


Any ideas?



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