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My friend jumped on the SSD bandwagon and got a 90 GB Vertex 2. He wants to use that as his Windows/WOW drive- I told him that SSD's need to be in AHCI mode...Now he has 2 x 250 GB Segates that he wants to put in RAID 0 using the Intel Matrix Raid on his IHCR9 controller. I am not sure how to accomplish this- is this possible? In the BIOS you can only select one mode.
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All I can contribute is a driver.

It's the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver version 10.1.0.1008 (WHQL-Certified)

http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/intel/sata/intel_rst_10.1.0.1008_whql(www.station-drivers.com).exe

When he's ready to install, he needs to run this self-extracting .EXE, then open the folder named "RapidStorage(1.0.1.0.1008_PV)". In here, run the file named iata_cd.exe

That's really all I can contribute. So now he's ready for that moment when he needs to install the driver (which is done from within Windows).



UPDATE: Intel finally released version 10.1.0.1008 on their site! http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=19607
Edited by TwoCables - 12/26/10 at 6:53pm
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Goal is Win 7 on the SSD Boot Drive
The Two Segates in Raid 0 for Games and other stuff

I am just not sure in what order to start things in......As in what SATA mode do I go with. I know that I need ACHI for the SSD and RAID for the two Segates but you can only have one mode set at a specific time?
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RAID mode includes AHCI - that is what he needs for both. He should select it BEFORE he installs Windows, but leave the array unplugged while he does the install.

(TBH unless you have good reason (like needing IDE for a firmware update) you might as well always use RAID mode on an Intel chipset even if not using RAID, as it makes life easier in the future if you ever need to add a RAID array).
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Awesome- I knew that there had to be an answer- learned something new.

So install Windows on the SSD using Raid Mode and then when I am done plug in the Raid array and do something besides that?
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