Vista SP1 did not resolve installation issues with RAID 0+ AHCL on SB600.
From the data collected so far, it is possible that a new build of Vista is
needed. This problem has been reported occurring on multiple brands of
motherboards with the SB600 chipset ( Asus, MSI, GigaByte, DFI, etc). SB600
appears to work fine with standard non-RAID usage. The problem occurs when
trying to set up a RAID 0 (striped for performance) using AHCL.
RECAP OSs Loaded:
XP-32 bit - Loaded, no issues, works is stable (4 days stable on this)
XP-64 bit - Loaded, no issues, works appears to be stable ( < 24 hours
usage on this)
Suse Linux 10.2 - 64-bit - Just brought up the installer which
recognized all hardware and appeared quite stable. Did not install as it was
not needed on this machine.
RECAP OSs Failed to Install:
Vista 64-bit Original RTM - Failed erratically, tried AMD SATA RAID
for SB600 chipset. Tried both the GigaByte download of 2.5.1540.47
and the MSI download of 2.5.1540.48 which one person reported worked.
Vista 64-bit SP 1 Checked/Debug Build Full DVD - Failed erratically once
just after trying to read the SATA drivers
from a floppy. Failed once trying
to get it to go read the SATA (form was up but failed when clicking the
butten requesting the load.). Failed once just before getting to the form
that displayed the disk partitions and has the items to allow the user to
load the drivers
. Different error messages given every time on BSOD.
Recap of System Hardware:
GigaByte MA-790FX-DS5 motherboard F5 Bios (latest)
8GB RAM GSkill - 4x2GB - DDR2 - PC8500-1066
Athlon X2 - 4850e (Plan to replace with 45nm Phenom later in year)
2 150GB WD-Raptor drives in a SATA RAID 0 / AHCL configuration SB600
20x Pioneer DVD Burner.
PNY GeForce 8800 GT video card 512MB
US Robotics Wireless Network Card MaxG 5117
Standard settings nothing overclocked.
Microsoft PS2 Keyboard and Microsoft USB Optical Wheel Mouse