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Hi, I have bought a Single 200gb SATA drive to run alongside my existing 180gb IDE on my MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR Motherboard.
I've plugged the new drive in, but it doesn't show up in my computer or disc manager.
The BIOS doesn't refer to it. If I enter the FastTrak RAID utility (It says press Ctrl F to enter FastTrak when I boot up), the drive can be seen. However, I don't want to set up a RAID array. I just want to use the drive on its own for extra storage.
The only options in FastTrak are Mirrored or Striped, which I don't want. I've viewed all this but haven't saved any changes in FastTrak, so my RAID settings should be the same.
My Motherboard Manual only seems to talk about setting up a RAID Array and not about how to just install SATA drivers.
On my Motherboard CD is an application called 'Promise Serial ATA Rail Utility'. I've heard that I must install RAID to make SATA work, even though I dont want to use RAID. If I go to install The Promise utility, it gives me 6 installation options:
I don't know which one to choose if any!!
The Manual talks about setting IP addresses and 'Sever Descriptions' up after installing 'PAM' (which is the Promise Array Managment), this seems like a different setup to what I am after, so I am reluctant to install.
I am very very confused.
What do I need to install??
I appreciate any help.