Thanks ibleet for all your time. I should have posted the menus that are avaiable but was a lil'tired and frustrated last night
. The three options I fiddled with under Advanced -> Drive Configuration are 'Use Automatic Mode' (Enable | Disable), 'Use Serial ATA' (Enable | Disable), 'ATA/IDE Mode' (Legacy | Enhanced).
The documentation here
@ page 11 states the ICH7R controller allows for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, & 5 arrays. Upon rechecking the documentation now, I read the text at the top that states, "Not every manufacturing option is available in all marketing channels. Please contact your Intel representative to determine which manufacturing options are available to you." So I'm left thinking either this option is not available on this particular board, or back when I was using this board as a regular workstation a year or so ago (planned on using this for my Server 2008 Box w/ a RAID 5 array) I had a CheckSUM and SPD tolerance error that I could not recover from, at the time. Now could that have damaged the ROM (whatever technical term applies), or can any of you think of another reason why the RAID option is not showing. Thanks again.