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Hi I would like to setup RAID0 with two 1 TB Hard drives (1 seagate 1 WD)

I have asus P6X58D-E MB, with one Samsung SSD as OS drive and also another 3TB drive.

Will I be able to setup a RAID 0?

is there a guide how to do this?

thank you for you insight.
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You can setup both hardware and software RAID.

For hardware RAID you need to go into the BIOS, set your hard drive mode from AHCI to RAID and then enter into the RAID menu after the board posts. I think it's CTRL+I on your board but refer to the manual to be sure.

You can also setup Windows RAID. There are many good guides on how to do that.
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Sorry, I didn't realize you had two different HDD's... It will probaby still work but the slower drive may slow down the faster drive to the point that it is not feasible to setup RAID. You could give it a try, since you have your OS on it's own SSD you could install the drives with RAID as well as separately and then run HD Tune and benchmark the individual setups and see what mileage you are getting.
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Sorry, I didn't realize you had two different HDD's... It will probaby still work but the slower drive may slow down the faster drive to the point that it is not feasible to setup RAID. You could give it a try, since you have your OS on it's own SSD you could install the drives with RAID as well as separately and then run HD Tune and benchmark the individual setups and see what mileage you are getting.

the two 1 TB HDs are 7200RPM, so that is not an issue, they are from different manufactures though, but I thought that is not a problem. the only concern is that my SSD is not part of RAID, and shouldn't it be set to ACHI? what about the trim for it?
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Sorry, I didn't realize you had two different HDD's... It will probaby still work but the slower drive may slow down the faster drive to the point that it is not feasible to setup RAID. You could give it a try, since you have your OS on it's own SSD you could install the drives with RAID as well as separately and then run HD Tune and benchmark the individual setups and see what mileage you are getting.

the two 1 TB HDs are 7200RPM, so that is not an issue, they are from different manufactures though, but I thought that is not a problem. the only concern is that my SSD is not part of RAID, and shouldn't it be set to ACHI? what about the trim for it?
You can RAID different brand HDDs fine. You want RAID mode. You can't configure a RAID array without the sata mode being set to RAID. RAID has all the pros of AHCI and then some.

TRIM will work fine for the SSD with the latest IRST driver.

Take a look at the link i gave earlier, there are guides and info for all your needs.
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If you're looking to raid your storage drives, just do it in windows. Get into Computer Management, then Disk Management. I wouldn't raid your SSD with a turntable, kinda defeats the purpose. When it rights to both drives simultaneously, it'll take as long as the slowest drive. Get another identical SSD if you think you need to do it. If you do, make a backup image onto another storage drive because when you do raid, it formats both drives. You could then reinstall windows, and restore from the image you created.
     
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If you're looking to raid your storage drives, just do it in windows. Get into Computer Management, then Disk Management. I wouldn't raid your SSD with a turntable, kinda defeats the purpose. When it rights to both drives simultaneously, it'll take as long as the slowest drive. Get another identical SSD if you think you need to do it. If you do, make a backup image onto another storage drive because when you do raid, it formats both drives. You could then reinstall windows, and restore from the image you created.

what i am looking for is to have SSD on it's own as OS drive and two 1TB drives in RAID 0. I wanted to set this up in BIOS. All drives are connected on the same controller.
I hope this is possible, I will give it a try.
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If you're looking to raid your storage drives, just do it in windows. Get into Computer Management, then Disk Management. I wouldn't raid your SSD with a turntable, kinda defeats the purpose. When it rights to both drives simultaneously, it'll take as long as the slowest drive. Get another identical SSD if you think you need to do it. If you do, make a backup image onto another storage drive because when you do raid, it formats both drives. You could then reinstall windows, and restore from the image you created.

what i am looking for is to have SSD on it's own as OS drive and two 1TB drives in RAID 0. I wanted to set this up in BIOS. All drives are connected on the same controller.
I hope this is possible, I will give it a try.
Yes it is....Read this http://www.overclock.net/t/1227670/how-to-set-up-raid

I feel like you could have been done with all this if you listened to my original post in the first place...
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what i am looking for is to have SSD on it's own as OS drive and two 1TB drives in RAID 0. I wanted to set this up in BIOS. All drives are connected on the same controller.
I hope this is possible, I will give it a try.

Possible, yes. Is it a WD Black? It will spin at a constant 7200rpm, whereas the Seagate may spin down/ up depending on usage. That's what I meant that it would be a slower performance and a potential waste of the faster HDD. But it will still be faster overall, as it has that 2nd drive it can use in RAID. As for Windows RAID, that is possible and just as fast from a RAID point of view, but since it is under Windows it will use resources that could be allocated elsewhere.
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