Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › p8p67 pro rev 3.1 - ssd + raid
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

p8p67 pro rev 3.1 - ssd + raid

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi . I got this board about a month ago and have few questions. I have an ssd on one of the grey sata connectors and a dvd-rom drv on one of the light blue connectors. So far so good. I want to set up raid 0 with two 500 gb hdds. I'm not sure which connectors I should hook them up to. I read that the marvell ones don't do raid.

Also, changing the sata setting from achi (or whatever it is) to raid apparently affects all the sata port. Will this be an issue for the sdd or dvd-rom drv?


And one other thing: I'm curious if anyone else is getting abnormally high temp readings in the bios. Mine go up to the low 50s. But HWmonitor in windows shows them in the 30s or 40s.

Thanks.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 14
Thread Starter 
Huh... I would have thought this would be a common issue.

So anyway I set Sata to Raid in the bios, and then used ctrl-I to assign a raid 0 array to my two hdds on the light blue connectors. When I booted back into windows everything pretty much went haywire and it was asking me to do a system restore. Instead I went back into the bios and changed the sata setting back to ahci. Then in windows, to my amazement, I was able to go into disk management and assign the two, still raided disks a drive letter and format them like they were a single disk. Seems to work.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
I would say get a RAID card for the drives, but assuming the rev 3.1 is the same as the 3.0 I would put the SSD on one of the Intel 6Gbs(light grey sata ports) with the RAID drives on the Intel 3Gbs (light blues) along with the ODD. Before doing that I would back up everything and reinstall Windows with the BIOS already set to RAID and work from there.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
I would say get a RAID card for the drives, but assuming the rev 3.1 is the same as the 3.0 I would put the SSD on one of the Intel 6Gbs(light grey sata ports) with the RAID drives on the Intel 3Gbs (light blues) along with the ODD. Before doing that I would back up everything and reinstall Windows with the BIOS already set to RAID and work from there.
Thx. That's actually how I have everything connected now. Not using the marvell connectors. The weird thing I don't quite understand is I set it back to ahci mode and the raid seems to be working. Do you think I should expect a massive meltdown at some point?

Looks like we have virtually the same rig, down to the case. (Still have to update my sig)
Edited by Telecide - 10/27/11 at 3:10pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Telecide View Post
Thx. That's actually how I have everything connected now. Not using the marvell connectors. The weird thing I don't quite understand is I set it back to ahci mode and the raid seems to be working. Do you think I should expect a massive meltdown at some point?
I honestly do not know, but I do know enough to say that to be safe you really should do that reinstall before RAIDing around. Too many weird quirks and undiagnosable problems tend to crop up if you don't.

I really like the RAID card for storage too, in the event that your board fails all you will need to do is swap the card to another board and all is right with the world. I think a cheap RocketRAID 922 or something can be had for 50-75 dollars and it will give room to expand.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 14
Simple... ALWAYS use intel's controller grey 6g for ssd the intel 3G for your 2 drives and dvd change your bios settings to raid mode save then at boot create your raid 0 array buying a add on card is a waste of money unless you need to spare some sata ports... Chances are your add in card has as much chances if not more than your board to fail... (thats' why an external HDD is a must to back up your raid 0 Array) there are ways to convert a drive to achi but I doubt it's possible from a raid array and if so it's not simple. You have to choose achi or Raid 0 the latter being much faster...

Good luck!
Edited by Night197 - 10/27/11 at 3:24pm
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
I honestly do not know, but I do know enough to say that to be safe you really should do that reinstall before RAIDing around. Too many weird quirks and undiagnosable problems tend to crop up if you don't.

I really like the RAID card for storage too, in the event that your board fails all you will need to do is swap the card to another board and all is right with the world. I think a cheap RocketRAID 922 or something can be had for 50-75 dollars and it will give room to expand.
That sounds pretty reasonable. There's just something that really bothers me about having to buy more stuff to get the functionality I already paid for, but I suppose I've been messing around with computers long enough to know it happens sometimes.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night197 View Post
Simple... ALWAYS use intel's controller grey 6g for ssd the intel 3G for your 2 drives and dvd change your bios settings to raid mode save then at boot create your raid 0 array buying a add on card is a waste of money unless you need to spare some sata ports... Chances are your add in card has as much chances if not more than your board to fail... (thats' why an external HDD is a must to back up your raid 0 Array) there are ways to convert a drive to achi but I doubt it's possible from a raid array and if so it's not simple. You have to choose achi or Raid 0 the latter being much faster...

Good luck!
That sounds pretty much like what I have now, except that I set it back to achi after I set up the raid 0 array. Doesn't it have to be set to achi for the ssd to work right?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Telecide View Post
That sounds pretty much like what I have now, except that I set it back to achi after I set up the raid 0 array. Doesn't it have to be set to achi for the ssd to work right?
TRIM won't work, but iirc the drives garbage collection will take up the slack, just not in real time.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.7GHz 1.34v Asus P8Z77-V Pro Gigabyte Windforce 7950 8GB Crucial 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128 GB Samsung BluRay Windows 7 64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Seasonic 760-X Corsair 800D Logitech G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
TRIM won't work, but iirc the drives garbage collection will take up the slack, just not in real time.
Huh... ok. Anyway, changing to raid at this point seems to make windows go crazy so I guess I'd have to do a reinstall. Any idea why raid appears to be working in achi mode?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 P5N32E-SLI 9800 GT GSKILL DDR2800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
2 X WD2500JS LITE ON SATA 20X DVD Burner Acer 22" LCD Corsair HX620W 
Case
Coolermaster Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › p8p67 pro rev 3.1 - ssd + raid