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hello overclockers,

I just purchased two Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). Now, I am wondering is there a certain way to put them in Raid 0 to get maximum performance?

thanks,

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i would leave raid 0

use one for os and the other for games
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i planned on putting both the OS and programms/games on them.
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but if raid 0 fails you are screwed
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I agree with masonkian, however, I also would love to see them RAIDed. So, to answer your question:

Not Really. I am assuming that you already have INTEL Storage Matrix and INTEL Rapid Storage Technology drivers installed. If so, you should be able to go to the RAID manager (Ctrl-I) at start-up and set them up easily.

I suggest you fully read THIS THREAD. There are some things there that are related to optimizing you drive for Windows Installation and you don't need them, necessarily. But there is a lot of good info there.

Follow the steps for setting up MSAHCI, then install the INTEL RST and Storage Matrix.
Install the Drives. Which ports to use depend on your motherboard. Do some research there.
Go to BIOS and Enable RAID.
Reboot.
Go to RAID Manager. This is usually done by hitting Ctrl-I at startup, before the VMI screen.
Set up your RAID.
Reboot to Windows.
Run Intel Matrix Storage Manager to confirm your RAID.

If I missed something, I am sure someone will catch it.

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but if raid 0 fails you are screwed
Says the man with a RAID0. That's what backups are for.
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