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
    ... new RAID array. WARNING!! Please backup your data first before you create RAID functions. In the process you create RAID, the system will ask if you want to "Clear Disk Data" or not. It is recommended to select "Yes", and then your future data building will operate under a clean environment. 4
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 5
    ...Please refer to Section 1.4 in this guide for more details) STEP 3: Copy RAID driver to a USB flash ...Tools Easy RAID Installer Follow instructions to finish the driver copy process. STEP 4: Windows ...RAID driver is loaded, the RAID disk will show up. Please follow Windows installation instruction ...
  • 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
    ... 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-mentioned ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 12
    ...You have 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 ...
  • 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
    ...Guide AMD Windows RAID Installation Guide is an instruction for you to configure RAID functions by using ... controllers are not supported. Please read this guide carefully and follow the instructions below... Windows, and log in as the Administrator. If the computer is already running, exit all programs...
  • 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
    ... are invisible to authorized users. AMD provides a default certificate for the server as well as for internal data communication. However, in some cases it is better to install and verify your own certificate for the webserver. And, if possible, verify your certificate by certificate authority like ...
  • 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
    ..., when the login screen appears, type admin in the Login ID field. Type admin again in the Password field. The RAIDXpert login and password are case sensitive. Click the Sign in button. After sign-in, the RAIDXpert opening screen appears. 2.7 Creating a New Logical Drive A logical drive is a ...
  • 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
    ... to the nearest whole gigabyte. This is the default. For more information. • None - No Boundary function. 13. Select an Initialization policy from the dropdown ... added to the logical drive. RAID 0, 1 and 5 only. • None - No initialization. This choice is not recommended. 14. Click the Finish ...
  • ASRock FM2A55M-HD | RAID Installation Guide - Page 22
    ... the Linux Applications menu.Your browser opens and displays a "no connection to the Internet is currently available" message. 2. 3. Click ... unavailable while offline" message will display. 4. 5. Click the Connect button. A "no connection to the Internet is currently available" message will display. ...
  • 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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ASRock FM2A55M-HD Manual