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How To Go Nvidia RAID After Windows Install IDE

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Using Nvidia 6100/ 430 Chipset... Raid switch after IDE install... How To?

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What Raid mode? Zero, one, five, ten????
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Well just want to use the hardware I/O acceleration on single 1TB. Then Stripe RAID0 Dual-SSD's for the pagefile.
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Well just want to use the hardware I/O acceleration on single 1TB. Then Stripe RAID0 Dual-SSD's for the pagefile.
1.) A bootable RAID 0 array can only be set up during a Windows Install.
2.) You can set up a RAID 0 array on non bootable drives on an existing install but the drives have to be empty.
2.) You can't crate an array from a single drive.
3.) As far as I know hardware acceleration doesn't work on drives.

If you just want to move the pagefile to another drive you can do that without making an array. You can also link Windows swapfile to a swapfile on another drive. Neither of these last two provide much (if any) performance enhancement.
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I think your only option is to try an imaging software like Acronis. First off, back up all your data. What I would try (this is all theory here) is to get the raid drivers installed (google post windows install AHCI and RAID regedit). Then clone your hard drive and power down. Add your second hard drive, build the raid, then migrate the image to the RAID array using Acronis again. It should work.

If this doesn't work, just build the RAID 0 array and do a fresh install. You will need the F6 RAID drivers on a USB drive to load during the install.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_winvista32_15.00.html
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Right on yeah I'm on IDE mode on accident I always line the OS up on RAID but this time I forgot with AMD Nvidia Shield RAID.

There's a notable difference in the way the acoustics of the drive and general performance from IDE to RAID. The IDE mode makes the drive sound "Older" just cranking away ya know typical old HDD reading writing sound... It lags out on multi-tasking... The IDE mode has issues read/ writing/ copying all at once to a single drive, though RAID has no issue taking on way more I/O tasks at any given time and gets the jobs done 10x faster.

Right now it's on IDE mode and I hooked up 2x 256MB/s 16GB SSD's and Software-Striped them in Windows. Only on SATA 1.5Gbps (128MB/s per 1Gb / 1.5Gbps = 192MB/s each port) so I'm getting 384MB/s over the SSD's for pagefile which made a huge difference when over physical ram. When taxing an 8GB ram system to well over 12GB is when the Striped 16GB SSD's shine in performance.

Batman Arkham Knight 3840x2160 maxed out on RX 480 8GB and AMD Opteron 1389/ 8GB system ram.

...... So you say install the raid drivers then do the backup and restore? Then mark volume active I suppose? Its been forever... Intel RAID was easier I think just pop the Iastor.sys in the system32 and what not haha .... Would the Volume change in the BCDEdit? That's where I'm thinking the issues will arise.. trying to boot to the wrong volume etc etc... Need to diskpart determine volume letters and mark the system reserved partition as active when gone RAID after backup and restore data... biggrin.gif

I'm familiar with this just the whole bcdedit part so yeah... Any more advice would be helpful
Edited by chris89 - 4/16/17 at 7:11am
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