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Ok so im not a total noob with SSD's but ive been reading some tutorials on the forum and its very difficult to absorb so much information at once.

Im not sure what the best tutorial to follow is but ill explain what i want to do and maybe you can guide me to the right one.

I bought a Corsair F80 80gb SSD, what i want to do is use this drive to have OS on it, maybe one game and photoshop. The rest of my data i want to be redirected to a RAID 1 setup which consists of 2 hard drives. I read that you have to place your system in AHCI mode, but since ill have RAID on the side would it be the same thing placing BIOS in RAID mode instead, doesn't that also accomplish AHCI and allow me to setup raid on the side for personal data?

Any Help would be really appreciated, thank you in advance. Im really happy that i finally got a good SSD
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post #2 of 6
Enabling RAID automatically enables AHCI... Is that what you wanted to know?
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Congrats on ur buy!

check out this link for more info on setting up your SSD in windows for optimization

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/wind...ed-tweaks.html
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Thanks for the swift replies! would maybe something like this tutorial be good for what i need?

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-...secondary.html
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someone also told me to make an extra partition on my SSD like 10-15gb and just leave it there unused, tells me that this will prolonged the drives life. Doesn't make much sense to me but is this true?
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Don't know about life but whenever some SSD drives are close to full capacity, their write/read speeds might deteriorate. So it's always a good idea not to clog SSD to full. Leave about 15% space free. Some SSD are affected more than the others.
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