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so i have an ssd and two hdd, i do not think they are configured in the bios correctly. when i am boot her up, it has a weird black screen between windows "Welcome" screen and my desktop. also when i go to the tray in the bottom right i can see my hdd's as marvell devices that i can eject. did i do this wrong? i think they are in AHCI mode i'm not sure. thanks.
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post #2 of 13
That is your marvell controller starting up, it's perfectly normal, and so is that icon thats in your tray!

Nothing to worry about!
Edited by Inteller - 7/28/11 at 3:12pm
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even if that in between screen is about fifteen seconds long?
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post #4 of 13
Since the Marvell controller is separate from the normal bios load up, yes, it's normal.

It is the same if your running a Raid array! It loads separately, and pauses on that, before continuing to load Windows
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post #5 of 13
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ohhh ok, well should my drives be AHCI in bios or no?
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post #6 of 13
AHCI is fine
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post #7 of 13
Yep, that's the right setting!
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post #8 of 13
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well thank you very much for your quick responses, one more quick question, do you think i would benefit greatly from raid 1 with two f3 1tb's? i've been on the fence for about a month now.
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post #9 of 13
I'd say yes, it will help a little, but not greatly.
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post #10 of 13
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ok yeah, i think i'm going to buy one more for my data raid. i do rendering so i think it will also benefit me to protect my data! thanks a lot

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