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I have the Asus P6X58D-E MB. I want to install a SSD for the boot drive and have two WD Blacks in RAID0 all on the Intel controller. Also have a back up drive which I'll use. In the bios, if I set "Configure SATA As" to "RAID", will the SSD still have the benefits of "AHCI"? Should I set up the SSD first as AHCI, but then how do you set up RAID? If I set up RAID first, should I change the SSD to AHCI, somehow?
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I've read several times that the Marvell controller is inferior to the Intel controller. That's why I want to put everything on Intels. Suggestions?
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Are you trying to put the SSD in RAID? If so, don't; there's no benefit to it.
Edited by Biokinetica - 4/17/11 at 4:10pm
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are you trying to put the ssd in raid? If so, don't there's no benefit to it.
inb4 flamez!

BTW running them in raid 0 pools them together in terms of size AND increases speed benefits.
    
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inb4 flamez!

BTW running them in raid 0 pools them together in terms of size AND increases speed benefits.
No *****. But TRIM isn't supported under RAID (ensuring quicker destruction of your drive), and a Vertex 2 60GB can boot windows 7 in 10 seconds flat without RAID. Apps will launch instantly.
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Are you trying to put the SSD in RAID? If so, don't; there's no benefit to it.
NO!
I want one SSD (on the Intel controller) for a boot drive.
Then two WD Blacks in a RAID0 array. Also on the Intel controller.

Do I set "Configure SATA As" to "RAID"? If so, will I lose AHCI benifits (trim, etc)? Is there a way to set the SSD back to AHCI after I install the RAID array or do I even need to?
Do I set "Configure SATA As" to "AHCI", load Windows7 onto the SSD, the make the RAID array afterwards. How would I do this? (I don't think I can)
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post #7 of 22
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Are you trying to put the SSD in RAID? If so, don't; there's no benefit to it.
LOL Wat ... my rig.


I still have trim in my raid0, in the Bios you will obvs need to be in RAID and leave in RAID otherwise it will drop the array, I think you will still have trim on the single ssd,
Edited by andrewmchugh - 4/17/11 at 5:27pm
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post #8 of 22
If it's anything like the Intel controller on my board, RAID mode implies AHCI. You'll get the AHCI benefits in either RAID or AHCI modes.
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Thanks guys! +reps for both.
That is what I thought also, but wanted to hear it from someone else.
Ya, I'll be using Intel's Rapid Storage Tech. drivers.
Should I get one of the newer SATA3 SSD's (Vertix 3) and use it with the Intel controller? I have read that the Marvel controller is junk.....or is it more of a problem with the X58 chipset?
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post #10 of 22
One of the new SSDs will be fine(bottle necked / capped at sata2 speeds), but ...

if you getting a new drive, get a pci-e one, this will obvs not use any sata, it will run as fast as SATA3 6gps you will bottle neck a vertex 3 on Ur system.



http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-rev...press-ssd.html




p.s I use the intel storage manager. pic to come, but im off to uni now.!!


Edited by andrewmchugh - 4/18/11 at 12:52am
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