Asus P5w Dh Deluxe Question

phillyman36

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Hey does anyone know if the 2 sata ports marked ez raid1 and 2 on the Asus P5w Dh Deluxe can be used for a single sata hard drive in non raid.? If I have 3 hard drives (sata) and 2 sata dvd burners, the board has

3 sata port on the ich7
1 jbmicron sata
2 ez raid sata ports

i want to attach my os hard drive and the 2 sata dvd burners to the main ich 7 ports.
then the 2nd hd to the jbmicron sata port
then my last hd to the ez raid sata port but i dont want to make it a raid confg.

So basically does anyone have one hd on one of these ports?
 

g-paw

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Agree, try it, the worst that will happen is it won't be recognized. Be sure RAID is turned off in the BIOS. If the drive isn't recognized you could try enabling it.
 

djbrad007

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Hi phillyman,

I have that board.

To use the ezraid-1 sata port as a standard sata port, you need to take of a jumper on the board.

Read the manual to find it.

That will desactivate the ezraid backup mode (split a sata port in two sata raid port) and give you full bandwith on ezraid 1.

Brad