I'm looking for a X79 motherboard that's going to allow for a 4x SSD RAID0 bootable array.
I see the Extreme9 offers up to 4x SATA 6Gb/s in RAID0, but it's offered via 2x Marvell SE9172 controllers. Will spanning controllers in this fashion be a problem, and does anyone know if the Marvell drivers can be installed before Windows so it can be used as a boot array.
If not, is there a X79 board that will support 4x SATA 6Gb/s RAID0 with boot capabilities.
Last but not least, if there is no onboard solution is there a decent sub-200 discrete option?
Quote "In that regard it’s just like the 9172 controllers. The difference is the 9172’s can be used as bootable controllers outside the OS provided that the Intel controller is in legacy IDE mode or AHCI mode only."