Originally Posted by technomann7
Just wondering if you ever solved this problem. Did you ever get it ti recognize the hard drives?
Hey I conquered this one yesterday.
Ok first lets understand the issue.
Windows XP and or 7 does not include a driver for the SATA RAID
on the M7700.
The normal method (pressing F6 to install a third party driver) does not work, unless you are lucky enough to have the specific USB floppy drive
that came with the laptop. (I didn't).
The answer to the problem is to download the appropriate driver (there is one for RAID and one for Non-RAID, this depends on the setting in the BIOS) and "slipstream" it into your XP or 7 installation disk.
There is a very easy and free tool called nlite to do this. It also allows you to create an istallation with your key and all of your settings taken care of (unattended). Even softare applications can sutomatically be installed if you want to go that far.
Now when you run the installer, if you did all this right. you will see your drive(s) and be able to install to them.
Now, can somebody tell me how to configure the master/slave setup for this? I used the standard jumper settings and I cant get two drives to coexist. Either one is ok by itself. But the raid controller sees niether if i try to install two.