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Edit: all good now!

I currently have: 2 HDDs in RAID 1, and an SSD with Win 7 installed on it, apparently in IDE mode.

How I got here: Initially set the SATA mode in the BIOS to AHCI. I then changed that to RAID, and setup a hardware RAID 1 for the two hard drives. I then installed Windows onto the SSD. After opening up Disk Management, I noticed that the SSD was running in IDE mode.

What I want to have: the SSD running in AHCI and still have the RAID 1 for the HDDs.


Thanks for the help!
Edited by frogger4 - 3/25/12 at 6:34pm
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Quote:
1. Startup "Regedit
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlset / Services
3. Open msahci
4. In the right field left click on "start" and go to Modify
5. In the value Data field enter "0" and click "ok"
6. exit "Regedit"
7. Reboot your pc and enter the bios
* Enable AHCI and save. Boot into windows.

Try this and you should be good to go. Thanks
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post

Try this and you should be good to go. Thanks

Thank you, just tried that. It broke the RAID (now just two separate HDDs), and the SSD is still IDE. confusedsmiley.png
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Your SSD is in the Marvell SATA 6Gb/s port? If so you need to change the Marvell controller to AHCI mode, not the Intel one from RAID to AHCI. Also I suggest you just put the SSD in the Intel SATA 3Gb/s port on your mobo.

When your SATA mode is set to RAID you get all the benefits of AHCI as well.
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Your SSD is in the Marvell SATA 6Gb/s port? If so you need to change the Marvell controller to AHCI mode, not the Intel one from RAID to AHCI. Also I suggest you just put the SSD in the Intel SATA 3Gb/s port on your mobo.
When your SATA mode is set to RAID you get all the benefits of AHCI as well.

Ah that makes sense, thanks. Yes, the SSD is in the Marvell controller (I put it there since the HDDs and the SSD are all SATA III). Would there be any performance hit from running the SSD on SATA II, or is it worth bothering with the Marvell controller in this situation?
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The current Marvell controllers on mobos are crap use the Intel ones imo.
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dear lord that mobo has 2 seperate storage controllers besides the ICH10R

Intel® ICH10R controller :
6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue
JMicron® JMB362 controller : *1
2 x eSATA 3G port(s), red
 
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Cool thanks, everything is working nicely now!

Quote:
Originally Posted by terraprime View Post

dear lord that mobo has 2 seperate storage controllers besides the ICH10R
Intel® ICH10R controller :
6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue
JMicron® JMB362 controller : *1
2 x eSATA 3G port(s), red

Haha yeah! This is actually on a different system though, without the JMicron controller, fortunately biggrin.gif
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