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i know this is a silly question, but how do i know if i am using the right cables for my HDD/SSD and how do i know if i am using the correct ports on my mobo?
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RAID to ACHI:

1 )Regedit

2) Change each of the "start" values in the registry keys below from 3 to 0 and this will allow you to change between the different modes by just changing the option in your bios each time you reboot.

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\pciide
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\msahci
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStorV
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStor

3) You might not have the last registry key (iastor) as this is installed in the registry with the intel raid drivers, the default windows 7 raid driver uses the iastorV key.
Edited by exzacklyright - 12/8/11 at 4:48am
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Originally Posted by sockpirate View Post

i know this is a silly question, but how do i know if i am using the right cables for my HDD/SSD and how do i know if i am using the correct ports on my mobo?

Don't worry. I'm a noob too. Check your motherboard manual! It's most likely going to be a SATA3 port. There are various kinds of SATA ports these days though.
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Anyone know how to change Media Center Live TV buffer location? I tried it on MC settings but for some reason it still saves on SSD.
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In "Settings > TV > Recorder Storage" I believe, I just switched mine over last week to an old external 160 GB HDD. Then I have WHS 2011 set to archive them so 160 GB is more than enough.
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Does anyone know of a Back-Up application that will image or clone the disk on a GPT Formatted drive? I have used Todo Backup in the past which is great but will not clone or image the drive when its GPT formatted. I know in theory that GPT is more reliable and less prone to becoming corrupt. I'm running 2 SSDs in RAID 0 and worry about the drives failing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by exzacklyright View Post

RAID to ACHI:

1 )Regedit

2) Change each of the "start" values in the registry keys below from 3 to 0 and this will allow you to change between the different modes by just changing the option in your bios each time you reboot.

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\pciide
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\msahci
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStorV
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStor

3) You might not have the last registry key (iastor) as this is installed in the registry with the intel raid drivers, the default windows 7 raid driver uses the iastorV key.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by mdd1986 View Post

Does anyone know of a Back-Up application that will image or clone the disk on a GPT Formatted drive? I have used Todo Backup in the past which is great but will not clone or image the drive when its GPT formatted. I know in theory that GPT is more reliable and less prone to becoming corrupt. I'm running 2 SSDs in RAID 0 and worry about the drives failing.

Acronis will. But that is $

Windows built in one will work with GPT disks.
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ok fine, I used your guide to help improve my SSD! tongue.gif
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