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1.I was wondering if it is possible to run my two SSD's in 0 for OS and two HDD's in 1 for redundant storage on my motherboard. It's a Asrock Extreme7 Gen3.
2. I have raid 0 set up now but set a password to get into the EUFI. Does clearing out the CMOS destroy the array?

I'm thinking clearing out the CMOS does desultory the array. I'd rather be safe then sorry and back everything up! Thanks for any and all help!
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Wow, now lets back up.

If you have a Intel chipset, you can't have hardware RAID and AHCI mode (necessary for your SSDs). So...yeah. Enjoy running your SSD's in RAID 0 without TRIM support.

:-/

No. I believe all Intel chipsets limit you to one type RAID at a time.

Clearing the CMOS shouldn't destroy the RAID array. Just be very careful about setting it up after you clear the CMOS.

CMOS passwords = useless
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clearing CMOS doesn't destroy your array as the information is stored on the drives themselves. All you need to do is go back into your bios and set the drives from IDE/AHCI to RAID and all will be sweet. I have 2 SSDs in RAID 0 with 2 stand alone drives for storage and it works gr8 so that is not a problem also.
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Thanks for the help. I guess there is only one way to find out!
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Good luck. Remember to change in bios, ctrl I or whatever it is for your M/B to go into the RAID config. Select your drives for RAID 0 and do the 128k stripe. Re-install the O/S. I install my O/S off a bootable USB stick and its done in about 5 mins.
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