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Two SSD 64GB RAID 0 and two SATA 320 W/D HD RAID 0

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March 11, 2011 12:23:52 AM

Hello,
I hope someone can help me with this one... it is sweet the way this runs so far...Just putting it together...
Thermal Take Dokker Case.
AMD x4 970 Black. over clocked to 3.9GHz with OC genie lite.
Corsair H50 water cooled.

MSI 890FXA-GD70 mother board.
1.80 bio's latest known.
Diamond HD6850 GDDR5 1024MB Vid card.

Two 4 Gig Kit's Crucial DDR3 Ballistix 1280 CL8 1.65VW/XMP 8 Gig's total.

Two Micro Center Re-Badged ADATA S599 2.5 SATA SSD 64GB Hard drives running RAID 0
Two WD 320 Gig Hard Drives Sata2 16meg's cache
Sony lightscribe DVD.

ViewSonic 27inch HDMI 1080p
100,000 to 1 contrast and 1 ms

I would like to run the Two WD 320 Gig Hard Drives in RAID 0 also... Will this MB do it and if so how would I do that ???
Thank you in Adv. for any assistants :) 
a b G Storage
March 11, 2011 8:05:44 PM

I'd love to be able to talk you out of doing RAID 0.

Look at how many problems there are on this forum with RAID 0 - and when you lose any drive, you lose everything.

Best,
Roger.
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March 11, 2011 8:15:58 PM

And it is not recommended to use SSD in a RAID, you loose TRIM support.

Buy a 80GB SSD and 1TB HDD instead.
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a c 303 G Storage
March 15, 2011 5:15:29 PM

+1 to Pat-V on the TRIM command. Your drives will gum up, slow down, and make you angry.
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a b G Storage
March 15, 2011 5:57:50 PM

On the other hand sandforce based ssds scale really well in RAID 0. I say do it. Might have to reformat from time to time but I'm sure you're up to it.

Certainly your mobo can handle it although I myself have only dabbled in intel matrix raid.
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March 17, 2011 1:50:16 PM

adampower said:
On the other hand sandforce based ssds scale really well in RAID 0. I say do it. Might have to reformat from time to time but I'm sure you're up to it.

Certainly your mobo can handle it although I myself have only dabbled in intel matrix raid.


I have tried and it will see it in the bio's but not in file manager
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a c 303 G Storage
March 17, 2011 2:07:27 PM

Did you format it? File manager will not see raw storage space or unformatted partitions.

Formatting is done through Disk Management, via Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management, or through command-line utilities like fdisk, or graphical utilities such as EASEUS.
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March 17, 2011 2:16:47 PM

yes i did
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a c 303 G Storage
March 17, 2011 6:55:48 PM

Then I don't know. Does is show up in Device Manager as a disk, and in Disk Management?

I'm assuming that all the drives are attached to the "southbridge," not the Jmicron controllers, or you could not have built the array in BIOS.

I don't know if you need a RAID driver or not - I would think not.

As I wrote at first, I don't know. Next poster, please.
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March 19, 2011 12:51:11 AM

Tired of messing with it so I did go out and buy a WD Caviar Black 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 64meg's of cache
Now I'm having to fight with it just to get it back to seeing the Two Micro Center "Re-Badged" ADATA S599 2.5 SATA SSD 64GB Hard drives running RAID 0 again LOL and added a 170mm fan...
Thank you all for your time and help.....
Ken :) 
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