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General raid setup help

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June 25, 2012 9:37:01 AM

Ok I'm very new to both ssds and raiding. And building computers in genealogy really.

I had my computer built with a single 80gb ssd for my OS. Now I have 2 120gb raided for my OS. My boot up seems far slower than what it should be. I did a fresh install when I installed the new OS drive(s).

The problem is I can't select and make my 1tb and my 3tb drives to show up as ahci(won't this make them hot swappable?). I thought I could manually select what each drive was in the bios? Also the raid screen comes up during boot every time.

My setup is:
Core i7 2600k
Asus p8z68-v pro gen3
Xfx 7950 black edition.

Ps. Anyone have a good list of things to do to optimize my ssds. And anything neat to do with my spare 80gb ssd

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June 25, 2012 10:32:15 AM

don't RAID them
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June 25, 2012 10:50:50 AM

Yes ssd s dont do well raided for one its a misconception.. number two the drives wont show till you go to storage manager and activate/ turn them on so to speak..
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June 25, 2012 10:54:11 AM

Also 80 could be ram drive for swap file and turn off swap file off of main drives to save you sdd's.
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June 25, 2012 10:59:01 AM

All my drives show up in my OS and I can use them, but in some seagate hard
Drive software I have installed my 1tb and 3tb drives both are showing up as raid instead of IDE or ahci. I'm a bit confused by what youre saying to use my spare 80gb, sdds?
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