ASRock FM2A55M-HD RAID Installation Guide

ASRock FM2A55M-HD Manual

ASRock FM2A55M-HD manual table of contents:

  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 1
    ... A88X Chipset...12 2. AMD Windows RAID Installation Guide ...15 2.1 Components of RAIDXpert Installation Software ...15 2.2 Browser Support ...15 2.3 Installing RAIDXpert ...15 2.4 Logging into RAIDXpert ...18 2.5 Regular Connection...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 2
    ..., press or to enter BIOS setup to set the option to RAID mode by following the detailed instruction of the "User Manual" in our support CD, then you can start to use the onboard RAID Option ROM Utility to configure RAID. 1.1 Introduction to ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 3
    RAID 5 (Block Striping with Distributed Parity) RAID 5 stripes data and distributes parity information across the physical drives along with the data blocks. This organization increases performance by accessing multiple physical drives simultaneously for each operation, as well as fault tolerance ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 4
    1.2 RAID Configurations Precautions 1. Please use two new drives if you are creating a RAID 0 (striping) array for performance. It is recommended to use two SATA drives of the same size. If you use two drives of different sizes, the smaller capacity hard disk will be the base storage size for ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 5
    ... enter legacy RAID ROM utility. Follow the instruction inside the RAID ROM utility to create the... Go to Tools Easy RAID Installer Follow instructions to finish the driver copy process. STEP 4:...loaded, the RAID disk will show up. Please follow Windows installation instruction to finish the process....
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 6
    ...can be applied to AMD A85X, A75, A55 chipsets. AMD has not released the BIOS code to support A88X chipset, please wait for BIOS update in ASRock's official website: www.asrock.com. STEP 1: Set up UEFI A. B. C. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY → Advanced ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 7
    H. Enter "drvcfg(space)-s(space)(space)" and click to access RAID Utility. I. Enter to set up RAID Drive. J. Choose to create a RAID Drive. K. Choose and select the hard drives...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 8
    M. Click two times. N. Click to return to the previous page and choose to check the logical drive list. Press to save and exit. O. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY → Boot to set the "Fast Boot" option to . Press to save change and exit....
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 9
    1.4 Create Disk Array Power on your system. If this is the first time you have booted with the disk drives installed, the AMD onboard RAID Option ROM Utility will display the following screen. The RAID Option ROM includes a Utility with tools to set up your physical drives as RAID logical drives...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 10
    Press 2 on the Main Menu screen to display the Define LD Menu. Press to create a RAID array. Press the arrow keys to highlight an option. Press the spacebar to cycle through logical drive types, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10. WARNING!! While you are allowed to use any ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 11
    ... created a new RAID logical drive. Please install the operating system to your computer by following the detailed instruction of the "User Manual" in our support CD. Two Logical Drives After selecting the logical drive in Disk Assignments as the above-...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 12
    ... successfully created a new RAID logical drive. Please install the operating system to your computer by following the detailed instruction of the "User Manual" in our support CD. 1.4.2 Configuring Legacy RAID ROM For AMD A88X Chipset When the ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 13
    Use the arrow keys to select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array and press . The selected hard drives will be shown in green. To use all of the hard drives, simply press to select all. Then press . Use the arrow keys to select a RAID level you want. Press to ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 14
    Select a caching mode and press to proceed. Press to confirm and then press to return to the previous screen. When completed, you will see the new array on the main screen. Press to exit the RAID BIOS utility. 14
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 15
    ... RAID Installation Guide AMD Windows RAID Installation Guide is an instruction for you to configure RAID functions by using RAIDXpert RAID ...Other brands of RAID controllers are not supported. Please read this guide carefully and follow the instructions below to configure and manage RAID functions. ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 16
    7. When the Welcome screen appears, click the Next button. 8. When the License Agreement screen appears, click the "I accept the terms of the license agreement" option to proceed with installation. Then click the Next button to continue. Note: If you leave the "I do not accept the terms of the ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 17
    9. When the Choose Install Folder screen appears, make your selection of a folder for the RAIDXpert applications you are installing. For example, the Windows default folder is: C:\Program Files\AMD\RAIDXpert If you want a different folder, type its location or click the Choose...button and select ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 18
    .... When the Install Complete screen appears, click the Finish button. 2.4 Logging into RAIDXpert Choose RAIDXpert in the Windows Programs menu. Or, log on manually with your browser: 1. 2. Launch the Browser. In the Browser address field, type the entry explained below. If you did not choose the ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 19
    • Enter the Host PC's IP address ...127.0.0.1 or localhost • Enter the Port number ...:8443 • Add to launch RAIDXpert.../amd Together, your entry looks like this: https://127.0.0.1:8443/amd or https://localhost:8443/amd Note that the IP address shown above applies to a log-in at the Host PC. ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 20
    4. In the Select Drive Type screen, click the following option: • Free Drives - Select all Free (unassigned) physical drives The Select Drives screen appears. 5. 6. Click the Next button. If you want to split the capacity of your physical drives between two logical drives, enter the capacity ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 21
    10. 11. Click the Next button. The Final Settings screen appears. RAID 0, 5, and 10. Choose a Stripe Block Size from the dropdown menu. The choices are 64 and 128 KB. The Write Cache policy is None. You cannot change this setting. 12. RAID 0, 1, and 5. Select a Gigabyte Boundary policy from the ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 22
    ... new logical drive, you must partition and format the logical drive using your PC's operating system. 2.8 Connecting to RAIDXpert from the Internet The above instructions cover connections between the Host PC and other PCs using RAIDXpert over your company network. It is also possible to connect ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 23
    2.10 Using RAIDXpert to Create RAID Array in Windows (for AMD A88X Chipset) 1. When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock's support CD, AMD RAIDXpert2 will be auto-installed as well. 2. Execute RAIDXpert2 in the Windows Programs menu. 23
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 24
    3. When the login screen appears, type "admin" in the Login ID field. Type "admin" again in the Password field. 4. Create new username and password. Then log in to RAIDXpert with new username & password. 24
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 25
    5. Be sure to delete the existing disk arrays before creating a new array. 6. To create array, Click on Array → Create. 25
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 26
    7. Select the disks to be included in the RAID array. Select Array Type Enter Array Name & Array Size. Then click Create to create a RAID array. 8. Check if the array is created successfully. 26
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 27
    9. In Disk Management, create partition and initialize the disk as GPT. 27



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