While the board supports 8 SATA ports, the Southbridge only supports 4 of them. A Marvell PCI Express chip controls the extra 4. The blue ports are run by the Marvell chip.
Should I be using the red/blue sata connectors or the black ones for a single drive "raid ready" system?
I'm currently running XP Pro on the BadAx2 mobo with a single drive connected to the red sata connector. XP runs fine except that before XP starts I too see the Marvell message: " Adapter 1, Array Information: No hard disk defined!" I have not been able modify bios to stop this message from being displayed.
I would like to set up a single drive "Raid Ready" System for future migration to a 2 drive RAID0 System. Should I be using the black SATA connectors?
The computer tech @ microcenter stated "use the red connector for a single drive". What am I missing about the 2 separate raid controllers.
Why the heck are there 2 RAID controller anyway????
The red is for eSATA.
AARRGGHHH wrote:Thanks for your opinion. However, I'm not planning on using RAID, my question is focused on SATA and the eSATA red connector.
rwolds9 wrote:You need to buy a Sata to E-Sata pci bracket. It has an external e-sata connector with an internal sata connector. There is a wire that connects internally to the red port. It costs about ten dollars. Mine is connected to the Marvel red controller and works well with my seagate external e-sata hard drive.
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