what about highpoint 1640 SATA RAID controller ?

Adriaan de Groot groot at kde.org
Thu May 24 07:59:09 UTC 2007

On Thursday 24 May 2007, scott wrote:
> Hi Eric, you seem to be an expert at raid so I was wondering if you could
> answer a question for me. I have a ASUS A7V8X M.B. with 2 sata drives in
> stripe mode. The M.B. recently failed and I am wondering how to retrieve
> the data. I bought (tried to) a board on ebay but the company never shipped

From the specs that's got some kind of Promise controller onboard. Assuming 
you used the BIOS to configure the RAID, what you got as "fake raid" which 
the ataraid driver handles. All the "RAID" BIOS does is write a RAID 
signature on the disks, the rest is done in software.

I once moved a drive from a Promise-based fake RAID machine to an nVidia 
machine and ataraid duly recognized that the drive was RAIDed and that it was 
missing its mate. So there's a pretty good chance you can plug both drives 
into any FBSD machine and then ataraid will handle it for you.

YMMV, not responsible for advice taken, etc.

> it Are raid protocols standard so that any MB will reconfiger my array? Is
> it chip specific as in hipoint vs promise? Any help would be awesome.

The signatures are different, yes.

These are your friends - Adem
    GPG: FEA2 A3FE Adriaan de Groot
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