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
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.
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.