I am actually considering upgrading my existing installation to go with 4 2TB hard drive in Raid 1+0 for better performance and redundancy. And to have even better performance I would like to use my SSD to cache this with Intel Smart Response Technology.
Do you think it is possible to do so ? Once I will have installed the RAID 10 on my system does Intel SRT consider it as a classique HDD and then the configuration will be a classic one ?
And do you think it is the best solution to optimize the overall performance of my system ?
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Software RAID: The array is created with Windows software
Firmware RAID: The array is created with your motherboard's BIOS
Hardware RAID: The array is created with card that plugs into a PCIe slot on your motherboard
Windows does not support RAID-10.
You'll have to look at the specs of your motherboard to see if it supports RAID-10. If it doesn't then you'll have to buy a RAID card that supports it.
Thanks for the answer the fact that it works on raid 0 is a good point. I think my motherboard should be able to handle it GA-Z68AP-D3 it seems she allow raid 10. So if i'm able to boot my raid 10 array on windows it should work. Thanks for the answer I may have been a bit hasty for closing the subject. I will try to put this in place with 4 WD Red Desktop WD20EFRX 2 TB and my current vertex 3 ssd. I will keep you posted if i'm successful in the configuration (I didn't buy the hard drives yet). Do you think these hard drive are the best I can get for this type of use ? (mainly playing and stocking media files)