Configuring RAID 0, or 1 using retail Windows XP - ThinkCentre M58, M58p
Any of the following systems running Microsoft Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional:
ThinkCentre M58 (all models)
ThinkCentre M58p (all models)
Note: The system is configured with two hard drives and RAID 0 or 1 will be used.
Steps to configure RAID 0 or 1.
Note: RAID 1 setup example shown below.
Ensure two hard drives are installed, typically, the same capacity per hard drive is best practices.
The Primary Startup Sequence is shown below at this stage.
Enter Setup and enable RAID as shown below.
Hit CTRL+I on boot to enter the Intel Matrix Storage Manger as shown below.
Select option 1 to create a RAID 0 or 1 volume. a.) Enter a Name and select RAID level. b.) Select Disks. if necessary. c.) Highlight Create Volume and hit Enter.
A warning message will pop up when you Create Volume as seen here. Select Y.
Next, select the Exit option and another warning will pop up. Select Y to exit and reboot.
On reboot, you will see the following screen displaying the RAID configuration and status.
You must enter Setup and configure the Primary Startup Sequence since the RAID Volume denoted as PCI SCSI: "name" is typically not included by default as seen here. (initially added to the Excluded from boot order:)
The typical Primary Startup Sequence is shown below after proper configuration. (Moved the PCI SCSI: Intel Test from Excluded to the Startup Sequence) Item 4 below
At this point, the operating system can be installed.
For F6 install with XP using a floppy disk, download the drivers found in document MIGR-70696.
Run the program to extract the drivers to C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\RAID\a1rad06us13
Copy the drivers to a floppy disk
Select the "Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO SATA RAID Controller" from the list.
List presented on the screen:
Intel(R) ESB2 SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH8R/DH/DO SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) ESB2 SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO SATA RAID Controller <-----------
Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E SATA RAID Controller
Continue the install following the on screen prompts.