These connectors support either RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration through the onboard RAID controller chip. You can use the RAID feature to set up a disk array configuration and to support additional IDE devices. You can install a total of four hard disks, two on each connector. However, only two can function in a RAID. For a high performance RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration, always use two separate ribbon cables, one for the primary RAID IDE connector and another for the secondary RAID IDE connector.
Use the RAID software in the support CD that came with the motherboard to use the RAID feature.
NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1.
Chapter 2: Hardware information