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How to set up 2 hdd in raid0 with ssd boot

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December 31, 2012 1:45:06 AM

I have 2 500gb hard drives I want to try out in raid but I use a 120gb ssd for my boot drive. I kinda figured out how to set up the raid but since my bios is now in raid mode not ahci it wont recognize my boot drive. So how do I get this to work.

MOBO Z77A-GD80

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December 31, 2012 3:03:58 AM

That's strange. AHCI is a subset of RAID. So as long as your SSD is not part of the RAID array it automatically defaults to AHCI mode and should be recognized.

Try this:

1.) Connect your SSD to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA1 or SATA2) in AHCI mode.
2.) Connect your 2 HDDs to the ASMedia 6Gb/s ports (SATA7 & SATA8) in RAID mode.
3.) Reboot into the ASMedia's RAID BIOS and create a new array.
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