Hello. I just received my new Intel XM-80 G2 today and I have couple of questions about the installation.
I want to use the ssd for my os only. I have 2 WD Velociraptors 300gb that is in a raid 0 now. My mobo is a Asus Rampage Extreme III. My os is Windows 7 64.
My questions are do I need to disconnect the raptors, install the ssd and then reboot into the bios and enable ahci, boot into bios, leave the raid as is, set the boot to DVD and install windows on the s
I read some the raid as is and every other hdd will automatically be achi.
Well if you only want the SSD for your OS then disconnect all other drives, connect the Intel SSD. Then go into bios BEFORE installing the OS and enable AHCI. After that install the OS. Once the OS is installed, connect your drives back and install all your applications.
Ideally, you have your RAID setup on the JMicron/Marvell controller (didn't take time to look ), which is set as RAID. Run the SSD on the other contoller (standard on), which will be set at AHCI. Everything should work... (still recommended to uninstall everything else for the Windows install part..)
Hey guys, thanks for the help. I did as you said blackhawk and I got an error that said ''chassis intruded'' and I was thinking uh- oh what the hell did I do? I restarted and it went smooth as butter. I still havent reconnected my 2 Velociraptors yet.
Will they show up in raid or do I need to set them up in raid again?
Thanks for all your help guys.
Was the RAID set up in BIOS? They should show up OK.
You have all of the data backed up, right? I mean, RAID 0 has no redundancy, so if they blew up today it would just be a little inconvenient to restore from backups, but no problem otherwise. Right? Just plug them back in.