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Basically I created raid 0 array using the intel sata 3 ports with two of my hdd and I was just wondering whether or not the raid array will still work if I just switch to the marvel controller without reformating?

I should be recieving my ssd in the next couple of days and want to use the intel ports rather than the marvell ports.

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post #2 of 10
No. RAID is controller and driver dependant. New controller = new install.
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post #3 of 10
I have actually done something similar in the past and it worked... but not with those specific controllers.... for sure RAID1 would work... but I'd take a system image on a seperate drive before I tired that man! Just to be safe!
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okay thanks guys +rep
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post #5 of 10
Don't do it. The Intel controller is much better.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by ski-bum View Post
don't do it. The intel controller is much better.
+1, I *THINK* you can switch to the Intel SATA2 ports and have your raid seen.
Edited by Darren9 - 5/16/11 at 3:51pm
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post #7 of 10
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okay well the thing is I have 8 ports on my mobo, two of them are controlled by marvell and 6 of them are controlled by intel. Out of the 8 four of them are sata 3 and the rest are sata 2.

At the moment I have 2hdds in raid 0 on my intel sata 3 ports, and on my marvell ports I have another hdd and an optical drive. that leaves me with 4 intel sata 2 ports.

As soon as my SSD arrives I'll be looking to use the intel sata 3 ports, that will leave my 2 hdd that are in raid 0 out, my question was can I just replace the optical drive and hdd with the 2 hdd's on the marvell ports or not. If not then i'lll just use the intel sata 2.

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There's no advantage to using the Marvell controller for HDD's or raid, its not as good as the Intel and HDD's aren't fast enough to need SATA3. I'm sure the Intel raid0 won't work on the Marvell controller, you'll need to image whatever's on there and put it back once you've made a new raid on that controller. Personally I'd try the two raid0 drives on the Intel SATA2 ports - just boot into the raid bios and see if it sees them as member disks, if it does your good to go, if not then your going to have to put them back and take an image and re-make it either way. You should get better performance with your raid on the Intel SATA2's and SSD on the Intel SATA3 though.
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post #9 of 10
Maybe this will help.
I tried every combo with my new Vertex3.
Here is my two WD RE4's in RAID0, short stroked om the Intel RST controller (SATA2):


And here is the exact same array on the Marvell controller (SATA3):


The Marvell controller can't even handle mechanical drives well.
The best thing about that controller is that you can disable it in the bios.
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thanks darren9 and ski for the info and screenshot

Just what I wanted to know. +rep
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