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I wanted to run a single ssd by itself, then run 2 volaciraptors in raid 0, is that possible?
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Yes, I've been doing it for years.
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post #3 of 9
Install latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers so your single SSD will still get TRIM in RAID mode.
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Install latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers so your single SSD will still get TRIM in RAID mode.
OK thanks, Im there at intel website, I have11 choices.

Not sure what all to download,


1.Ahci driver version 10.5.0.1027 LATEST


2.RAID driver version 10.6.0.1002 LATEST

3.Raid 5 and 10 on specific desktop platforms, supports raid 0,1 ahci and
matrix raind on specific desktop and mobile platforms 10.6.0.1022 LATEST

4.F6 driver diskettes used to preinstall raid drivers 10.6.0.1002 LATEST

I narrowed it down to those 4 choices (latest drivers), which ones do I install?

Do I have to download both the RAID and the ahci, or all of them?
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post #5 of 9
This link should automatically detect the drivers that you need.

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/

You need the java plugin for your browser installed for it to run but it takes the guess work out of it. Good luck.
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I think this is what you need.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...eng&iid=dc_rss

The first download is the english version.
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OK thank you , luckily i guessed right.

Now I have to allocate it to windows 7 (i had to reinstall windows 7 to stop getting blue screens after I set up raid).

The thing is when Im in computer management, disk management screen, i see the drive showing as allocated and when I right click the only option I get is

"simple volume" . Striped volume is grayed out, and this drive is stiped raid 0.

Any ideas?
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I'm going under the assoption that you have windows installed on the ssd and now you are trying to setup raid 0 from within windows on the two hdds. If I've got that wrong please correct me.

In your bios' "Integrated Peripherals" Menu, do you have raid enabled for your raptors? I'm not familiar with your specific bios, but once they are enabled I would expect to see a raid screen pop up during boot. With the intel matrix storage manager software you should be able to set it up in windows or you can enter the raid menu during boot and configure your hdds.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bloomstomb View Post
"simple volume" . Striped volume is grayed out, and this drive is stiped raid 0.

Any ideas?
If you setup RAID in the boot-time RAID config (the screen you can get into when POSTing), then you just create a new simple volume.

The drivers take care of everything. All Windows needs to know is that the array is basically the same as a regular drive.
     
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