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I did the same thing. I picked up a second 128gb crucial m4 on black friday and now I have them running in Raid0. It wasn't that difficult to set up but aftre getting windows loaded and all my steam programs, antivirus, and office on it the re-boots became slower and slower then it didn't boot at all this morning and even said "no operating system".. I had alot of drives on it, not sure if that was what happened or not.
The two raid0 m4's, a WD Caviar Black 1TB Sata, a 64GB m4 (which is useless lol I originally bought it to use as a cache drive and then I got a 128GB as a present), an ESATA 2TB Iomega drive, and my front esata connector. So all sata slots are populated on my extreme4 z77.. I think it puked. anyways I reloaded the operating system this afternoon and everything is working except my WD Caviar Black still hasn't shown up in my computer (I will have to disconnect and restart probably) but I am scared to have this Raid0 go bad again.I will report back to let you guys know if it remains working.
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I did the same thing. I picked up a second 128gb crucial m4 on black friday and now I have them running in Raid0. It wasn't that difficult to set up but aftre getting windows loaded and all my steam programs, antivirus, and office on it the re-boots became slower and slower then it didn't boot at all this morning and even said "no operating system".. I had alot of drives on it, not sure if that was what happened or not.
The two raid0 m4's, a WD Caviar Black 1TB Sata, a 64GB m4 (which is useless lol I originally bought it to use as a cache drive and then I got a 128GB as a present), an ESATA 2TB Iomega drive, and my front esata connector. So all sata slots are populated on my extreme4 z77.. I think it puked. anyways I reloaded the operating system this afternoon and everything is working except my WD Caviar Black still hasn't shown up in my computer (I will have to disconnect and restart probably) but I am scared to have this Raid0 go bad again.I will report back to let you guys know if it remains working.

Thanks for sharing your experience! Now I'm leaning more towards NOT going raid0 and just using one SSD for OS and basic programs and the other SSD just for games. Keep me posted if it happens again....Thanks! thumb.gif
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Thank you for the input, +rep.
I have AHCI enabled on both rigs but the Extreme4 is the only one showing my Harddrives in the 'Safely remove Hardware'. I don't want them to show up there. Is it a power saving feature in the Bios or do I have fiddle with windows to get them removed?
Thx again mate

I've been running Linux for a long time...but from memory I think you go to device manager and your drive and select for it not to be safely removed.

Just got my Extreme4 today and 3570K will come tomorrow and heat sink mount on Wednesday so I can't put it together until then.

I'm doing something different than anyone I have seen with the heat sink. I'll be using a XIGMATEK Crossbar ACK-U01 i5 / i7 Mounting Bracket ( http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=130 ) and modifying the Intel or AMD plates where the crossbar mounts to allow using a clip on heatsink, the Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004 ).

The sink cools a 125 watt X4 955@ 4Ghgz very good now. The 3570k will be well below 125 watt and I expect even better cooling than some water coolers as it is now. I'm going to try leaving the mount stock and making hooks to clip the sink to. If this does not work then I will modify them and if that doesn't work I'll use the crossbar.

I want to use the clip for convenience and changing from AMD after over 20 years is enough change! No really...I have two of these sinks and they come with a plastic 775 mount. Using this in the 775 holes on the board will mount the sink at a vertical slant toward the RAM. The plastic 1155/1156 mount is hard to find and cost $17 so I got the Xigmatek metal one for $15 (reusable). Also the metal back plate will reduce tension on the board. Frostytech has a review of the sink and it is pretty good. I actually think mine does better than the review. The fins on the back of the sink bend down to blow on the board and voltage regulators which is a major plus to the sink.

I have two HyperX 3K 120's, one with Win7 and one with Mageia so I have to redo both which I just got done doing when I installed the SSD's. I switched because the Vishera didn't impress me and I needed more SATA ports anyway (had 5 and 1 eSATA, all SATA III).

I'm going to clock it stable in Win7 and then install Linux. I think I'm going to be very happy as it should do 120 GFLOPS compared to 48 GFLOPS with my 955@4Ghz. Specs will be the same as the rig in my signature but with 3570K @ 4.5 Ghz on a Extreme4 with 16GB Ares 1866 RAM. Onboard HDMI will go to HDTV and 6870 will run 20 and 24" monitors like I have it now on my 890GX Pro3 board.

I love ASrock. This machine has been stable for two years (January 2011). Will also reduce over all heat and strain on PSU.
Edited by Yankee495 - 11/26/12 at 1:53pm
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How is the 2.50 Bios is anyone having any problems with it ?
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How is the 2.50 Bios is anyone having any problems with it ?

All good so far, what issues are you having?
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Thanks for sharing your experience! Now I'm leaning more towards NOT going raid0 and just using one SSD for OS and basic programs and the other SSD just for games. Keep me posted if it happens again....Thanks! thumb.gif

UPDATE:
I found the missing WD caviar black drive. It was listed as a "foreign disk" in disk manager and needed to be right click "imported" to work. Everthing seems to work thus far.
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How is the 2.50 Bios is anyone having any problems with it ?

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All good so far, what issues are you having?

No problems here.
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Just did the update 2.50, and when the UEFI came back up it was all messed up, a bunch of green vertical lines and I could make out the ASROCK logo to some extent, but it looked like something went horribly wrong, was really creeped out. Reboot got be back to the same screen so I am really ****ting myself at this point lol. Went ahead and tried to reboot a few more times before I remembered that I should probably try to do the CMOS reset, took 2 tries but everything back to normal now ... phew.
Lesson learned.
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Maybe it's time for a 660Ti lol

Exactly what I am ordering today. smile.gif Now to find a water block that fits it :\
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Thanks- I am still on 1.80 and wanted to know if anyone was having any problems with it.
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