I have just finished building Big Blue but I can't seem to get XP to see my raid. In their DIY article it seems so easy, but when I get into windows I see no additional drive to format. One of my questions is when he said he went into the bios and disabled the EIDE raid. I'm not sure where exactly he is doing that. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
instructions are general to all boards. but
take your motherboard's owner's manual and read through the BIOS chapter. Then enter the BIOS (usually using the 'del' key) and set up your SATA ports as RAIDable. then save & exit BIOS
then during boot up, you will see & enter the SATA RAID BIOS setup. (you're not using the 'del' key) If the screen doesn't tell you the hot keys to hit... the owner's manual will.
Then set up the RAID as you desire. save, exit, reboot.
then you can start up XP and go to disk manager and format the new drive.
I know I left out specifics, but between your owner's manual, and the above.. I feel you'll figure it out.