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so i have 3 ssd's (after a little difficulty) 2 r crucial 64gb, 1 is an intel 40gb i wanna run the 2 crucials in raid 0 for my games and a few files (overclocking apps) and the intel for the OS, the crucials are rated at 6 gb/s the intel is 3 i believe, my board has six 6 gb/s ports. i have the intel drive on slot 1 and the crucials in spots 2 and 3 is that the correct way to do this? what has to be done in bios before trying to install the OS? i also have a 250GB seagate HDD for all my basic files help me out guys im new to these ssd's or am i better off running the raid 0 for the OS and the intel for the game??
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Your board has 6x6Gb/s ports? What board do you have?

But I would put the OS on the raid 0 and the files on the intel SSD. youd gain a lot more performance on the raid for the OS.

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is setting up a raid array with ssd's different then HDD's any special settings? the board is an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
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Nope shouldn't be any different. The only thing is SSDs run at far greater speeds so the benefits may be hindered by the onboard controller. For every ounce of performance youd need a dedicated controller. But for the average user, the onboard is fine.

Just go into the bios or raid options screen and set it up like normal.

Lemme know of you have any more questions.


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ok thankyou very much.
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