generic pic (not my drives):
Again, those are not my drives. Just a pic for reference.
So if I put it on AHCI mode (for SSD) I think I have to move the mirrored Raptors to the Marvel controller (2 sata III ports) but thats slower sata III speeds and more importantly makes boot up time longer. AND.....why would the Intel chip apply this setting to all it ports (sata II & sata III)? Seems odd.
So if I can have all 3 on the INTEL chipset (sample Intel sata config pictured above) have it set to RAID the raptors on its sata II and the SSD on its sata III that would be optimal...BUT I can only pick one setting for all these ports.
Marvel controller is seperate screen and if enabled slows boot times: