Originally Posted by X-ray
I did check your guide, thank you, but i don't find my particular setup ie 1 SSD with OS currently installed and two HD as RAID 0. I think yours is taking about only 2 HDs as RAID 0? or I am mistaken? you are not specifying the hard drive setup.
It is a guide to set up any configuration you want.
Note any info on the drives will be lost when you do this, you can choose to keep the data from one drive during the construction of the array however if you choose, but backup any data you wish to keep before you make the array.Set up Guide:
Your OS installed already.
OR, if you you want to use the intel OROM in the BIOS you can do this instead
- DO THIS If you are not in RAID mode change your SATA mode to RAID, guide here: (link)
- Get the EXE: The once changed/set to RAID install the Intel rapid storage technology driver: (link)
- When installing click the Install the Control Center as well
- Then open the Intel Control center, go to Create > Select RAID level > select the drives drives > continue and create it.
- Once made it will build the array
- Let it finish building the array before you restart, if you restart before then it will have to rebuild again.
- Go to disk management once it is finished and expand the partition if you used a RAID level other than RAID 1.
Set up Guide 2:
- In the UEFI/BIOS set the SATA mode to Raid mode
- Then when you restart your PC hit Ctrl+I (or Ctrl + G or what it is for your motherboard, check the manual)
- After the splash screen appears when it shows a list of your SATA devices, it will take you to RAID setup menu.
- Choose create a raid volume
- Give your raid volume a name
- Choose your raid type (Raid0 or Raid 1, or whatever you wanna do)
- Choose the HDDs you wanna add to raid
- Choose your raid block/strip size
- Choose your capacity
- Now select confirm creation and choose Yes
- Now select Save and Exit and choose Yes
- It should reboot and you are done.
Originally Posted by 8bitG33k
Originally Posted by Sean Webster
You are coming to conclusions based on no data...
Why would it be a variable RPM drive? They are both 7200RPM drives, he never stated both models...Yes performance may be different b/w the two, but the RAID array will still operate at ~2x the performance of the slower drive.
I wasn't drawing any conclusions. I merely presented my opinion that if
that was the case, then it would be a waste to put a Black in a RAID 0 config with a slower drive but
that it would still be faster
compared to to single mode.
You came to the conclusion that the seagate was slower and that it was a variable RPM drive...how is that not a conclusion?