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I know i have to put the controller in ACHI for SSD's but i have it in RAID mode for my HDD's in RAID... will it still work fine?

edit: wow messed up title.. fixed.
Edited by iCrap - 7/25/11 at 8:15pm
    
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Yes, I have mine set up that way!

Are you going to put the OS on your SSD?

If you already have your raid-0 array set up, just change your controller over to ACHI, and make your first boot device the SSD, install the OS on that SSD, then reboot, and change the controller back to Raid, then go back into you boot menu.
Your first HD should be your SSD
Then in your "Boot Order" your SSD should be the first boot device, and if you see a second or 3rd boot device as your raid-0 array, simply disable that array (Only in the boot order menu). Now hit F10, then Enter, and you should be booting up with your SSD, and your raid-0 array will still show up in Windows.

Hope that helps, on some boards, it can be a little tricky.
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i want the OS on my HDD and then i have 2 RAID arrays for data.

so your saying to in install on ACHI mode then change it back?? and i have the Intel RAID controller btw.
    
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can anyone else help? i kind of need to know soon so i can start installing windows onto it...
    
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I think I explained it wrong, now I'm not sure what you want to do???
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I want to put my OS on the SSD and have my data on the HDD. But i have the controller set on RAID not ACHI, and i need it on RAID for the drives in RAID. SO the question is will it work fine?
    
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Yes, it will work fine, just don't include the SSD in any of the RAID arrays you build.

(If you already have the RAID setup, just plug in the SSD and it should work fine)
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I want to put my OS on the SSD and have my data on the HDD. But i have the controller set on RAID not ACHI, and i need it on RAID for the drives in RAID. SO the question is will it work fine?
You need to set the bios to "AHCI" with just the SSD connected only for OS install. Unplug any other HDDs. Once the OS is up and running, connect the RAID HDDs, check the bios for correct HDD detection, and create the RAID array as needed. If the RAID array was a pre-existing setup, then just install the Intel Storage Matrix software in the OS and the RAID array will come up. Without the Intel software loaded, the OS will see the RAID array, but will give you an error saying it needs to be formatted. I have this setup on both my P7P55D-E Pro and GA-X58A-UD7 boards, just using RAID 0, not 1
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