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I'm gonna be recieving my new SSD (64gb C300 for OS) and wanted to put my other 2 drives (WD Blacks 7200RPM) in raid. I went into my bios to check out how to do it since I don't know because im noob and never done it before. Its a little wierd, my mobo sets up drives thru slot 1-4 and slots 5-6. So I'm planning on puting my SSD on Slot 1 and my other 2 HDD's in slots 2 & 3, but in order to change my slots to AHCI I believe that would have to change it for slots 1-4 (Same goes with RAID). Wouldnt that affect my HDD's as in they dont run in AHCI?? Also if I was to raid the 2 drives wouldn't my SSD be crapping out since its not ment to raid with the other 2 HDD's?

Hopefully someone understands what I mean and can help me out.

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are you sure you need to? for me, I just told my motherboard to run raid and upon startup, it says press F10 to run raid and so I did. In there, I chose to run stripped and added two of my hard drives onto the list. Reboot and in boot order, you should see the raid and your SSD. Just boot from your ssd and that's it. Try it out.
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are you sure you need to? for me, I just told my motherboard to run raid and upon startup, it says press F10 to run raid and so I did. In there, I chose to run stripped and added two of my hard drives onto the list. Reboot and in boot order, you should see the raid and your SSD. Just boot from your ssd and that's it. Try it out.
Some bios you must select "raid" instead of IDE or SATA as the hdd device. Then you will get the option during post to press something and enter the raid config.

It shouldnt matter where the drives are connected as long as those ports support the raid controller. The info would be in your mobo manual. It is very simple. Once in the raid config just select the drives you want in the array and leave the other drives be. Just make sure you've backed up anything worth keeping from your wd's before raiding them as it will wipe them cleaner than a whistle. AHCI shouldn't matter, and if it doesn't work just chance your bios settings back.
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