Solved SSD/HDD configuration Tags: SSD NAS / RAID Configuration SATA Storage Last response: June 1, 2012 8:49 PM in Storage Share Frostr0 June 1, 2012 6:53:41 PM First build with SSD MB: ASUS p9x79 Pro SSD: Samsung 830 512 GB (Boot Drive) Spinners: 3X2tb 7200 2 opticals (BD ROM & DVD combo writer) Will go with Intel SATA III controller AHCI for SSD Would like to raid 1 two of the spinners for security with 3rd as mass storage OR raid 5 all 3. - Raid 5 preferred If AHCI the Intel Sata III for SSD - only leaves the Marvel SATA III for the spinners and does not support Raid 5. Is it possible to to use the Intel SATA II for the Raid 5 configuration and dump the opticals to the Marvel Controller? Any configuration help is greatly appreciated More about : ssd hdd configuration Best solution Dereck47 a c 396 G Storage June 1, 2012 8:30:04 PM Connect your SSD to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA6G_1 or SATA6G_2). Connect the 3 HDDs to the Intel 3Gb/s ports (SATA3G_3 thru SATA3G_5). Connect your 2 ODDs to the Marvell ports. Set all of your Intel ports to RAID mode. Any drive that is not part of a RAID array will automatically default to AHCI mode. If you have any problems with the ODDs on the Marvell ports change the SATA mode on the Marvell ports to IDE mode. Install Windows on the SSD in RAID mode with only the SSD and the ODD with the Windows installation disk connected. Let Windows install its own default RAID drivers. After Windows installation is complete you can then attach your remaining drives, create your RAID array, download and install Intel’s latest RAID drivers. Frostr0 June 1, 2012 8:46:10 PM Best answer selected by Frostr0. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Frostr0 June 1, 2012 8:49:09 PM Sounds rational to me. Thank you for the help! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumStorage configuration SSD/HDD ForumBasic SSD/HDD combo questions. ForumHelp with a ssd/hdd combination ForumHelp with SSD/HDD program installs ForumSSD-HDD raid0 boot crash ? ForumSSD/HDD setup help ForumOptimum SSD/HDD System Hardware Configuration ? ForumBest configuration for SSDs and HHD ForumFirst build SSD+HDD ForumQuestion Regarding Programs Installed on a Dual SSD/HDD ForumNew build - SSD/HDD & SATA connectors ForumOnly need 128gb storage...help me determine SSD/HDD combo ForumHow to use ssd+hdd ForumHow exactly do I setup my SSD+HDD ? ForumMoving SSD/HDD around using multiple profiles? ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumTips for SSD Users Forum[Solved] Hard Drive Recommendations--not SSD drives Forum32 GB SSD for OS ??? ForumFirst PC built went fine but wont recognize HDD NEED HELP PLEASE More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !