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post #1 of 11
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Hey all,

I'm in the process of building my first rig, using a MSI p67a-gd80(b3).
I've bought a 120gb SSD for my boot and 2 x 1TB Samsung F3's that I wanna run in RAID 0, but I have NEVER tried raid before, let alone on a p67 board, what should I do? I'm really looking for a step-by-step guide, from installing the drives in the case (anything I need to know before I can RAID), how to setup a raid array, please consider me a complete novice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Djac.
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post #2 of 11
There really isn't much point in running your data drives in RAID 0 especially since you have a SSD for the OS and programs.
If you decide to go ahead with it there really isn't anything to it just follow the directions found in the manual for you motherboard.
Make sure to make frequent backups if you value your data that is on the RAID drives.
Recovering data from a RAID array is quite expensive and with RAID 0 you have ZERO protection hence the name RAID zero.
post #3 of 11
I would recommend looking up a guide, but the basics are as follows:
1) plug in the drives, remember which controller/ports they are connected to.
2) boot into the BIOS (or UEFI/ClickBIOS)
3) set your controller to RAID mode (If applicable)
4) boot into the RAID option screen, you will be prompted for this at some point in the startup cycle.
5) define the LD in RAID0.

Or you can simply consult your mobo manual which should have a step by step guide.
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick response,
I'll reread the manual, was ofcourse the first thing I did, but was unsure.

Thanks again,

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post #5 of 11
you can also do it in windows 7 with disk management, (Right click my computer and select manage, there is disk management in the menu) DM will show the drives right click and use the options to create your array, it's very easy this way.
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Originally Posted by iamlongtime;14315724 
you can also do it in windows 7 with disk management, (Right click my computer and select manage, there is disk management in the menu) DM will show the drives right click and use the options to create your array, it's very easy this way.

That would be a software RAID array which has a performance hit compared to hardware RAID due to the extra processing that the CPU has to do.
post #7 of 11
Yeah but its easy as hell to do! I'm new to this myself and if like the Crosshair IV board the options for the sata is in sets, 1-4 IDE/AHCI/RAID and the same for 5 - 6. So if like in my setup:

1-4 AHCI, mainly for the ssd on Channel 1 because it doesn't read as an ssd in win7 if it is set to RAID and trim will be inactive.
5-6 IDE so your DVD/BluRay will work

This is not the only option and I'm not farmiliar with your board but it's how I'm setup, its easy and running great!thumb.gif
Edited by iamlongtime - 7/23/11 at 1:53am
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by iamlongtime;14315824 
Yeah but its easy as hell to do! I'm new to this myself and if like the Crosshair IV board the options for the sata is in sets, 1-4 IDE/AHCI/RAID and the same for 5 - 6. So if like in my setup:

1-4 AHCI, mainly for the ssd on Channel 1 because it doesn't read as an ssd in win7 if it is set to RAID and trim will be inactive.
5-6 IDE so your DVD/BluRay will work

This is not the only option and I'm not farmiliar with your board but it's how I'm setup, its easy and running great!thumb.gif

I highly recommend you give SB890 a crack at your array, the AMD chipset just kills it. What do you have plugged into which ports?
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post #9 of 11
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Well, reread the manual, no mention whatsoever of RAID, except that its capable of it.
I'm just gonna play around in the UEFI bios, hope I can find it.

Thanks again

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post #10 of 11
it is near the end of the book
appendix B - Intel RAID
appendix C - Marvel RAID
If it isn't in the printed manual it is in the pdf available at MSI's site
http://www.msi.com/service/download/manual-15918.html
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