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post #1 of 7
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Hey, finally got my last components today and I'm putting everything together.

This is my first time setting up a RAID 0 on a computer.

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

I'm using two Raptor X's.

I'm reading the manual and i'm kinda confused there's sata ports and two connections are labeled GSATAII0 and GSATAII1 then the rest are SATAII0 and SATAII1.




Want to make sure I have this connected right. Then onto making my Raid disk for installing windows.
post #2 of 7
Technically, you can't do raid with an ICH8 chipset, you have to use an ICH8-R, so, seems like it's not going to be possible unfortunately.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
What are you serious? Says it supports Raid 0/1 and has a sata controller.

Oh this is gonna be a huge bummer
post #4 of 7
It's through the 3rd party controller, you can try it though.

I think it's through SATA 0 and SATA 1, the two SATA ports on the left side. Like in the pic, check it out.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
So I can not use the onboard sata controller here?

I checked the prices on 3rd party controller cards and most ppl said they weren't any better then onboard unless you spent about $300 on a high priced one.

I don't care if it's not the best as long as I can get some benefit of a raid 0 setup even with onboard.
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
It's through the 3rd party controller, you can try it though.

I think it's through SATA 0 and SATA 1, the two SATA ports on the left side. Like in the pic, check it out.
ok now your making more sense. I was not understanding that whatsoever.

Was about to ask if you were drunk.

Looking more at the manual i'm reading now the regular SATA ports are controlled by Intel ICH8

The GSATA ports are controlled by the onboard controller.


I'd take it the GSATA will give better results.
post #7 of 7
Well, after RTFM on the DS3, I can see that you can use the 3rd Party controller for RAID, so give it a try.

Also, when it comes to RAID, the chipset's own RAID controller is much better than the 3rd party controllers in terms of performance and yes, for absolute best performance, a $300 RAID card is better than any other but then again, why spend $150 on a MoBo that has RAID capabilities and buy a $300 card just for RAID, no sense in that IMO.
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