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All three drives are plugged into the ICHR controller on my mobo. Obviously they have to be set up as RAID in BIOS. Question is, does the SSD see a performance decrease because the controller is not in AHCI mode?

Are there any other factors to consider with this sort of setup as well?
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The controller is in AHCI. Since it is an Intel chipset, go ahead and setup your RAID0. Your SSD will default to AHCI when not included in the array.

Like 99% sure about this. On the Intel controller on your board which is the same as mine RAID is AHCI + RAID really.

EDIT: went an researched it a bit, and this is correct. RAID on the Intel chipset will pass through AHCI for all drives not in the array.
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The controller is in AHCI. Since it is an Intel chipset, go ahead and setup your RAID0. Your SSD will default to AHCI when not included in the array.

Like 99% sure about this. On the Intel controller on your board which is the same as mine RAID is AHCI + RAID really.

EDIT: went an researched it a bit, and this is correct. RAID on the Intel chipset will pass through AHCI for all drives not in the array.
+1 rep.

That's great. Thanks for the information. I thought I had read that somewhere as well, but I couldn't seem to find the source. I appreciate the guidance though.
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