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Good Day

I hope someone can help me, I created my first raid setup with 2x Samsung 840 Evo 250GB drives but I am having a problem of it feeling very very sluggish.

I installed Samsung magician, but it can't detect what drives are in the raid array so I cannot make changes or update firmware, etc.


Is there a way to fix this ?


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Did you use the motherboard to setup the RAID or did you build a software RAID in windows? Also, which RAID configuration did you use? 1 = mirror. 0 = Stripe
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Did you use the motherboard to setup the RAID or did you build a software RAID in windows? Also, which RAID configuration did you use? 1 = mirror. 0 = Stripe

I used the motherboards setup ? ... is that wrong ? ...

If I use windows to setup the raid, do I just set the bios to raid and then boot up and create it there ? ... (how do I create it if it uses the primary drive?)


I am using Striping
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Using the motherboard is right. Are you sure the RAID is active? When you log into windows you only show one drive, correct?
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Using the motherboard is right. Are you sure the RAID is active? When you log into windows you only show one drive, correct?

Single drive is shown, If I run AS SSD I seem to get good results, but something just doesn't feel right, boot times are slow and yeah, just feels sluggish
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Boot time could very well feel longer as the system has to initialize the RAID controller.

So when you click the drop down at the top of Samsung Magician, what is listed?

Here is mine:
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Good Day

I hope someone can help me, I created my first raid setup with 2x Samsung 840 Evo 250GB drives but I am having a problem of it feeling very very sluggish.

I installed Samsung magician, but it can't detect what drives are in the raid array so I cannot make changes or update firmware, etc.


Is there a way to fix this ?


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Simple answer to your question.

From the Magician User Guide http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/downloads/software/Samsung_Magician_47_Installation_Guide.pdf

Under General Limitations:

"15)RAID on mode in SATA configuration is not supported by Samsung magician and DOS application."
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Simple answer to your question.

From the Magician User Guide http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/downloads/software/Samsung_Magician_47_Installation_Guide.pdf

Under General Limitations:

"15)RAID on mode in SATA configuration is not supported by Samsung magician and DOS application."


Thanks very much ... Got any advice on things to turn on/off to make sure my drives are running optimally
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Some info on the 840 Evo you should know: http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/samsung-840evo-performance-degradation-follow-up-latest-firmware-update-and-magician-4-6-software-now-available/



By the way, I'm running 2 x 128Gb 850 Evos in a RAID 0 config. Here are my scores. I think you are doing pretty good. Perhaps I'm the one with the problem...

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2 x Noctua (NF-P12-1300 )1300rpm Premium Silent... Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper Radiator 240 Noctua NF-A6X25 FLX Quiet Computer Cooling Fan ... NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
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2 x Corsair Air Series SP120   COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing  Monsoon 90° Rotary Angle Fitting - 5/8" - Red Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 100 ... 
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ModMyToys DreamFlex Premium 3/8" ID Tubing Reta... Coolance Liquid Coolant Bottle, 700mL Fluoresce... Coolance PMP 450 Variable Speed D5 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Top V2 Pom version 
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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung KS8000 4k UHD 65" Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 Keyboard and Mouse SeaSonic M12II 750 
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My TV Stand Cabinet Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 
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FX-4300 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 EVGA Geforce GTX 260 G.Skill Ripjaws X 
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Corsair SSD Samsung 7200 Laptop drive Some DVD Burner I took out of a dead Dell. Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
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Dell 19" 16:9 Logitec wireless Enermax 650w Apevia X-Cruiser3 Pink 
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A6-6400K Dual Core MSI A78M-E35 Onboard 4Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz (2 x 2) 
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Intel 320 SSD Western Digital 2.5" 1Tb 7200rpm  LG External Blue-ray Combo Drive Noctual NH-L9a 92mm SS02 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Toshiba Regza 52" 1080p Logitech K400 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D 
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A piece of plywood and some zip ties. Onboard Hauppauge WinTV HVR-2250 dual tuner card. 
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AMD FX-8350 @ 4.8Ghz CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4g 16Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 4x4 @ 1600 
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Samsung 840 PRO 128Gb SSD Intel 160 Gb SSD Intel 250 Gb SSD Generic DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Noctua (NF-P12-1300 )1300rpm Premium Silent... Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Full Copper Radiator 240 Noctua NF-A6X25 FLX Quiet Computer Cooling Fan ... NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ Five 30 watt... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Corsair Air Series SP120   COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing  Monsoon 90° Rotary Angle Fitting - 5/8" - Red Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 100 ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ModMyToys DreamFlex Premium 3/8" ID Tubing Reta... Coolance Liquid Coolant Bottle, 700mL Fluoresce... Coolance PMP 450 Variable Speed D5 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Top V2 Pom version 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung KS8000 4k UHD 65" Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 Keyboard and Mouse SeaSonic M12II 750 
CaseAudio
My TV Stand Cabinet Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-4300 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 EVGA Geforce GTX 260 G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair SSD Samsung 7200 Laptop drive Some DVD Burner I took out of a dead Dell. Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 19" 16:9 Logitec wireless Enermax 650w Apevia X-Cruiser3 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-6400K Dual Core MSI A78M-E35 Onboard 4Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz (2 x 2) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 320 SSD Western Digital 2.5" 1Tb 7200rpm  LG External Blue-ray Combo Drive Noctual NH-L9a 92mm SS02 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Toshiba Regza 52" 1080p Logitech K400 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D 
CaseAudioOther
A piece of plywood and some zip ties. Onboard Hauppauge WinTV HVR-2250 dual tuner card. 
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