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I just got my i7 So I'm not very familiar with with Sara controllers but I'll do my best to explain everything.

"There are 9 internal Sata connectors and one esata on this motherboard. Connection points 0-5 are controlled by the south bridge chipset. Connection points 8-9 are controlled by the jmicron jmb363 chip, these configuration points support raid 0, 1, 5, 0 + 1 and jbod configurations. Sata 6-7 are controlled by the jmicron jmb362 chip."

So I want to connect 3 WD black AALS in raid 0, is this even possible on this motherboard or no? I also have a 30GB vertex SSD as my boot drive. What would be the optimal configuration of these drives.

EDIT: I also have 2 disk drives as well, for the added info.

Thanks guys and rep+


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Edited by dcshoejake - 12/18/10 at 7:50pm
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I really dont like to use jmicron.
For my raid i would use the southbridge.
0-SSD
1,2,3-WD RAID 0
4,5-Other two drives.



That is what I would do.
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I really dont like to use jmicron.
For my raid i would use the southbridge.
0-SSD
1,2,3-WD RAID 0
4,5-Other two drives.



That is what I would do.
But are you sure that it'll even raid? The manual says that only.. actually I might be reading it wrong, maybe all of them up too 6-7 support raid and that would make sense, SATA6 is the esata connector and SATA7 is above the PCIe sot.

Thanks for making me realize that I was reading the manual wrong. Thanks man.

BTW you helped me with picking out my W/C goodies right? It looks awesome in my 800D and it was keeping my Q6700 nice and cold. You're awesome man, I can't believe you don't have more rep.
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You want to use the first ports NOT controlled by jmicron controllers for RAID and your SSD. You want to put the HDDs for raid inthe first 3 ports, and then the SSD on the next port. You need to read your manual on how to setup RAID 0, that will give you one 3x one HDDs size RAID STRIPE with three times the speed *theoretically* . Just do NOT select the SSD for the RAID stripe. MAKE SURE when you install windows that ICH10R controller is in RAID mode.
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Quote:
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BTW you helped me with picking out my W/C goodies right? It looks awesome in my 800D and it was keeping my Q6700 nice and cold. You're awesome man, I can't believe you don't have more rep.
Yes. Thanks. You're Welcome.

Do you think you could send me some pics of that W/C setup?
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use the 3 of the 4 black ports which are together for raid 0
    
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