I order all PC components via Newegg. Especially after Amazon started charging tax in CA. Pricing generally is within 5%, however I can get everything in 24 hours usually. NEVER had I once had a DOA item from Newegg, nor opened / blatantly used board from Newegg.
Maybe they are doing some sketchy things in the NJ warehouse?
Originally Posted by skupples
I have never actually used the rapid storage technology... I have how ever, been trying to figure out how to run an array on x79 w/o a raid card, if it only has 2 native intel ports... Everyone bashes the Marvell controller's so much.
Go into your BIOS, find the sata configuration. Switch AHCI to RAID. On bootup wait for RST OROM to load, then hit "CRTL-I" Then it's self explanatory from there. Only ports that work for raid are obviously the onboard intel controller.
The marvell / ASMEDIA controllers are crap for raid. Generally they are placed on the PCH x1 buses