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DuckTape
Onboard RAID
on Jul 27, 2004 at 10:06:06 pm

Hello folks.

I am new to this forum, and this is my first post here (at least as far as I can remember).

Thanks for providing a website that has lots of great information, Video Guys!

I saw the below paragraph at videoguys.com. Can onboard RAID (integrated into the motherboard) cause problems in a digital video editing PC even when it is not enabled? Or is it just when it is enabled that the problems occur?

Thanks much!
DuckTape


<< Integrated EIDE RAID controllers on the motherboard

Our customers have had many tech issues with built on raid controllers. Most times it is a driver or bios issue. But with some mobo / chipsets, the on board raid controllers gobble up resources and can actually slow down system performance and throughput for NLE. That's why Videgoguys don't give them a strong recommendation. We aren't saying they don't work, it's just that too often they are troublesome. >>

Source: http://www.videoguys.com/system.htm


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Gary Bettan
Re: Onboard RAID
on Jul 28, 2004 at 1:28:05 pm

This is a tricky question. most mobo today use a promise on board RAID controller. we really like promise technology. the problem is that sometimes the mobo vendor don't ship with the proper bios for the raid controller, which creates all kinds of performance issues. Other times promise jumps the gun on their own technology - and then quickly fixes it - but you have to run a patch or updater.

We've had very good results with ASUS mobo on board RAID controllers.

Gary



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DuckTape
Re: Onboard RAID
on Jul 28, 2004 at 3:26:09 pm

Thanks very much for your reply, Gary.

Would you be so kind as to tell me which specific Asus motherboard models (with onboard RAID) you know don't cause these problems?

How about with any Intel or Abit motherboards as well?

I saw on the below referenced web page that you folks have successfully used the Asus P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard in a digital video editing computer, so there were no problems there with the onboard RAID, correct?

( "DIY - Build your own computer for Digital Video" - http://www.videoguys.com/DIY.html )

Thanks again!
DuckTape


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Jon Oransky
Re: Onboard RAID
on Jul 28, 2004 at 8:16:01 pm

The MOBO i used (Asus P4C800-E Deluxe) had RAID on it and it works great. you can read all about the computer I built at http://www.videoguys.com/DIY.html

- Jon

http://www.videoguys.com
800-323-2325 x120


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DuckTape
Re: Onboard RAID
on Jul 30, 2004 at 8:34:15 am

Jon,

Yes, I saw that. Thank you. Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing your upcoming systems!

Best wishes,
DuckTape


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DuckTape
Re: Onboard RAID
on Jul 30, 2004 at 8:40:14 am

Oh, does anyone know the answer to this question?

When you have a motherboard on which onboard RAID is a problem (causing issues with a digital video editing computer system) -- is it only a problem when it is actually enabled/activated (or can it cause problems just by its being on the motherboard)?

Thanks much!
DuckTape


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Jon Oransky
Re: Onboard RAID
on Jul 30, 2004 at 2:37:21 pm

unfortunately if the RAID is just on the mobo it causes problems.

- Jon

http://www.videoguys.com
800-323-2325 x120


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Gary Bettan
Re: Onboard RAID
on Jul 30, 2004 at 3:14:02 pm

just to elaborate. On Board Raid is not automatically a problem. it can be. it is fixed most times by updating the bios and flashing the raid firmware. A pain in the butt, but not fatal.

If the system has on board SATA raid, and you do not attach any drives to them, you should not see any issues. I've had customers work around this by using the built in SATA controller on the motherboard for the video storage and not attaching any drives to the on board SATA RAID controller.

Gary

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