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Does it matter how I set up RAID0?

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Hey guys. I have two 120gb EVO's. I have them set up in raid 0 right now but I wanted to confirm with you guys that this is as efficient as I can get.

Here's why I'm questioning it. I set up the raid configuration via the windows disk manager by selecting new stripped volume and choosing the two EVO's. Would I see a performance increase if I were to set up the raid through my bios instead? I didn't do this initially because I hadn't installed the part of the mobo driver that supported raid since I didn't have the disk on hand.

Thanks guys!
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I would guess it's better to do this via hardware rather than software. Didn't know anyone did it with software really.
It's pretty straightforward now really. Enable RAID in bios, open the config and set up RAID disks, then install Windows normally. No extra drivers needed.
If you see the manual for your mobo you will find a guide on how to do it, anyone can do this really (If you lost it, go on manufacturers site) smile.gif
    
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everything's better via bios.
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Software raid is almost never a good idea performance wise. A hardware based raid offloads the processing to the local controller vs having the OS manage it.
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