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Hello everyone smile.gif I just got my 64gb C300 today and ready to install Win7 and run my other 2 drives in Raid 0. My boards configuration for setting up IDE/AHCI/RAID uses slots 1-4 and slots 5-6. I have all my drives in the 1-4. SSD=Slot1, HD's=Slots2&4. If I set up AHCI mode for my SSD it sets AHCI mode for all my 4 slots. I dont want that. frown.gif I want my other 2 drives in IDE+Raid0. Is there any possible way to do this? I don't want to have to plug my HDD's in slots 5-6 for this to be possible.

+Rep for helpful input. Thanks! biggrin.gif
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I have all my drives configed as AHCI dunno why you would want it as IDE... only drive I have on my ide configed is my dvd drive...
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1. Install windows on the SSD in AHCI mode. Have the SSD the only drive hooked up.

2. Once windows is installed, shut down and switch the SSD over to one of the IDE ports. Connect your raid drives to 1-4 and set it to Raid. Setup Raid 0 in your bios.

1-4 = Raid ~ Two raid HDD's
5-6 = IDE ~ SSD (Don't worry about it being in IDE, that will change and it's already set for AHCI in Windows)

3. Boot up into windows and install the AMD AHCI Raid drivers (the raid drives should be in your device manager now). Shut down.

4. Move the SSD over to port 1-4 with the Raid drives

Enjoy.

This issue is that you can't install the Raid drivers (which also work as AHCI drivers with a single drive) until you have both Raid drives set in your array and for some reason it will not install AHCI drives while in Raid with a single drive, hence why you need to do these steps.

Any questions, just ask. It's kind of a wierd way to have to do it, but the only way I know how to get it to work properly.
Edited by erocker - 4/9/11 at 10:59am
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Originally Posted by Theory;13062025 
I have all my drives configed as AHCI dunno why you would want it as IDE... only drive I have on my ide configed is my dvd drive...

AHCI Is fine but I want my other 2 WD's in RAID0 and I cant do that with it being in ACHI.
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Originally Posted by erocker;13062110 
1. Install windows on the SSD in AHCI mode. Have the SSD the only drive hooked up.

2. Once windows is installed, shut down and switch the SSD over to one of the IDE ports. Connect your raid drives to 1-4 and set it to Raid. Setup Raid 0 in your bios.

1-4 = Raid ~ Two raid HDD's
5-6 = IDE ~ SSD (Don't worry about it being in IDE, that will change and it's already set for AHCI in Windows)

3. Boot up into windows and install the AMD AHCI Raid drivers (the raid drives should be in your device manager now). Shut down.

4. Move the SSD over to port 1-4 with the Raid drives

Enjoy.

This issue is that you can't install the Raid drivers (which also work as AHCI drivers with a single drive) until you have both Raid drives set in your array and for some reason it will not install AHCI drives while in Raid with a single drive, hence why you need to do these steps.

Any questions, just ask. It's kind of a wierd way to have to do it, but the only way I know how to get it to work properly.

Hi,
I'm doing exacty the same thing and didn't do (intentionally at least) like that... in any case I do have the Vertex3 + 2xWD in RAID0, under a "AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller". Vertex3 appears as SCSI.
I get SATA2 performance, but not SATA3.
If I boot in AHCI mode, I get SATA3 but loose the RAID. Then "AS SSD" gives me around 500MB/s sequential. not changing cables or ports...

The board's SB850 won't allow RAID and pure AHCI to coexist in ports 1-4.
RAID supports AHCI alright (including TRIM),but as I said, no 6GB/s.. only 3GB/s and having payed for a Vertex3, that sucks.

Did you confirm you could get 500MB/s per drive? (if a RAID0 with 2 vertex3, one should get 1GByte/s, not 700MB/s)?

Reference to my problem: OCZ Vertex 3 listed in Device Manager as SCSI Disk Device

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