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GA-X58A-UD3R RAID0 SSD SATA2

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September 6, 2010 12:20:19 PM

Hi,

I've built new system with one OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G (R:285MB/s W:275MB/s), ran into a problem, 60g not enouth. So I thought I'de buy a second one and RAID0 them. On reading the manual I have become so confused of which SATA ports to plug these into. Do I put them in the SATA3 6gb/s or the top 6 SATA2 ports, or even the bottum two gigabyte SATA2 ports. Googled and only found SATA3 raid setups.

I had two raptors RAID0 on my old system (SATA1), but seems systems have come along way since then and I have failin behind.

My system storage...

OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G x2 (want to RAID0)
WD 15EARS x2 (one in system for data, second for backup using eSATA on top case 'CoolerMaster RC692KKN2')
WD 5000AADS x1
SATA DVD burner x1

Any help would be great, I've just complete confused meself.... And I'm yet to even try BIOS setup and WIN7PRO64 install :( 

Thanks
BD
September 6, 2010 2:21:15 PM

easiest way is plug the 2 ssds into ports 1 and 2. WD and DVD on ports next to them. if you look on the motherboard next to the ports if should say SATA1, SATA2 etc. plug everything into the same coloured ports (4 blue ones probably) don't worry about the 6G or bottom 3Gs. if u know the 6G ports are RAIDable, (depending on which motherboard u have. mine has them but I can't RAID on them.) use them and you'll need to make sure its setup in BIOS as enabled and then in correct order and if ur doing a fresh install, you might need drivers. it is a little more muckin about but that would be preferable. otherwise, just stick to the southbridge running everything and u wont need drivers more than likely during install, I didn't.
September 6, 2010 11:46:04 PM

They can all be raid0.

Just confused as there is three dif types of SATA ports

6x Intel ICH10R SATA Controllers - SATA2_0/1/2/3/4/5
2x JMicron JMB362/GIGABYTE SATA2 SATA Controller - GSATA2_8/9
2x Marvell 9128 SATA Controller - GSATA3_6/7

So yer confused...
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September 7, 2010 12:13:14 AM

ok cool

i'd use the Marvell 9128 for the ur raid and hook the others up through the Intel ports.
September 7, 2010 3:49:46 AM

I've read around, and I see alot people saying RAID0 on SATA3 ports are slower than SATA2 ports.

Is this correct??
September 7, 2010 7:34:01 AM

giga-byte uk forum site says the sata3 raid is slower than using normal ports on mb for raid.
September 7, 2010 8:42:20 AM

did these people provide any screenshots of the difference or quote some figures?? either way, its gonna be fast and the difference would be minimal, if noticeable. After all this is a dedicated RAID controller, I'm sure its good. I really think ur spitting hairs over hear-say.
April 1, 2011 6:42:55 PM

231MB/s read on 2xc300 128gb crucials Raid0 when using the marvell sata3
285MB/s read on 2xc300 128gb crucials Raid0 when using the intel sata2

GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 Windows 7 x64 980x i7 6gb 1600mhz 8-6-8-20

used HDTune.

Hate that I spent over $200 on a motherboard that delivers the same speeds as a non-raid setup. This setup should be getting >500MB/s read.
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