Originally Posted by ski-bum
I also have iaStorV for my Vertex3 SSD. I have the Asus P6X58D-E MB. I using the SSD for the boot drive. I have two WD RE4's in RAID0 and a 500Gb drive for backup. Everything is on the Intel SATA2 ports. I heard the Marvell controller is no good. In the bios you must select "configure SATA as" AHCI or RAID. one or the other, not both. Since I'm using a RAID0 array, I set it to RAID. Is this set up wrong? My benchmarks seem OK, for SATA2. Is it true I DON'T have "trim". should I just use the Vertex3 on the Marvell controll in AHCI mode and set the SATA2 ports to RAID. HELP!
I suppose what you can do is connect the RE4s to the white ports (the two SATA III ports) while leaving the Vertex3 on one of the other ports even though it's a SATA III drive.
This way you'll be able to use the Marvell RAID driver to control the RE4s (I do not know how good or bad this will be) and iaStor for the Vertex3 as opposed to iaStorV for all 3 drives (err, 4 drives including the Hitachi).
Originally Posted by moonmanas
It may be able to resolve without a clean install on the SSD if he puts it on sata port not used for the HDD's in RAID. Set the Bios port for the SSD to IDE boot to windows from it go into registry and do the AHCI trick in there http://www.windows7news.com/2010/05/...-in-windows-7/
Boot to bios set the SSD port to AHCI boot to windows and install the appropriate AHCI driver, if not happy with the generic one....failing that start all over...
Are some motherboards capable of using a different setting for each port individually even though a group of 2, 4, or 6 ports may all be on the same controller?