Can I run IDE and Raid?

Could I boot from my IDE SSD. Then run 2 different SSDS in raid and then have another IDE drive for storage?
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  1. Why not run them in AHCI??

    It would be easier to do so by running the RAID off of the JMicron or Marvell controller and running the SSD and Storage drive off of the standard SATA drives.
  2. whop1 said:
    Could I boot from my IDE SSD. Then run 2 different SSDS in raid and then have another IDE drive for storage?


    what kind of computer..

    mainly motherboard model.

    you could do something similar to that but it makes no real sense to.

    also what is the models of ssd
  3. asus rampage formula 3

    40gb intel ssd i do not recall the name

    50gb ocz vertex

    500gb samsung hdd

    and then im gonna get another 50gb vertex

    what is ahci?
  4. AHCI is the newest controller used along with IDE & RAID. It provides support to the newer features on SSD's & Hard Drives, I.e. - Hot Swap drives. It is recommended to run SSD's in AHCI mode over IDE.
  5. should i run all my drives in ahci? also will changing it delete all my files?
  6. No it won't delete your files but you'll need to follow the steps on this site to make the switch to AHCI.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

    If you have your DVD drives on a separate SATA port, I would keep them as IDE.
  7. what do you mean a different sata port? like 3gb of 6gb?
  8. also i have a 500gb 7200rpm hdd that i store files on. is it alright to run off ahci?
  9. whop1 said:
    what do you mean a different sata port? like 3gb of 6gb?

    Typically, your motherboard will have two SATA controllers (native &/or JMicron/Marvell. The different ports (controllers) are represented by the different color SATA port. These have their own settings in the BIOS where you can run them in IDE, AHCI or RAID for example.

    whop1 said:
    also i have a 500gb 7200rpm hdd that i store files on. is it alright to run off ahci?

    Yes, it is okay to run the drive off AHCI.
  10. i have an asus rampage formula 3 and all i see is sata 3 and 6. black an red. isnt the red just sata 6gb not a separate controller.
  11. whop1 said:
    i have an asus rampage formula 3 and all i see is sata 3 and 6. black an red. isnt the red just sata 6gb not a separate controller.

    You are correct... your board has an Intel ICH10R controller and Marvell® 9128 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller, along with JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller for your eSATA.
  12. I have 3 ssds, an intel ssd (38gb) that i use for windows and similar things, 2 ocz vertex 50 gbs and a 500gb 7200rpm hdd. which 2 ssds should i run off of which controller and which one should i run ahci off? Should I also not run my dvd drive off of ahci?
  13. With your setup not running a SATA III drive, I would run all on the Intel ICH10R controller under AHCI. It won't effect any of the drives (DVD drives will work fine).
  14. aah so only use my sata 2.0 (3gb) and leave my sata 3.0 (6gb) ports unplugged?
  15. Yeah, you'll see no benefit running on the SATA III since you have no SATA III device.

    You can install your two OCZ vertex if you want to get them onto another controller but no performance benefit.

    Edit: The SATA III is a Marvell® 9128, which support RAID, so this would be the drive I would set the RAID setup on... IMO

    http://www.marvell.com/products/storage/storage_system_solutions/sata_controllers_pc_consumer/6_gbs_sata_raid_controller_88se91xx_product_brief.pdf
  16. ideally id like both of my ocz vertex on raid 0 for all my games while my intel ssd is not on raid but used for os with my 500gb hdd used to storage.

    sorry to ask such noobish questions but i've never setup hard drive stuff before :(

    how could i go about running those 2 on raid on the sata 3 while i still have the others in ahci?
  17. Since the drives are on different controllers, you set that controller to RAID versus AHCI. Also, remember TRIM is not supported by RAID, so you'll have to relay on "garbage collection" to clean the drive.
  18. how do i do all of what you said lol?
  19. hey tecmo can you explain to me how hd controllers work and the benefits etc?
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