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RAID-0 SSD query

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January 5, 2013 2:29:32 PM

Hi all, I wonder if anyone has any knowledge or expertise on the following?

I'm using the Gigabyte z77m-d3h mobo a 250GB HDD with windows 7 on, a 2TB HDD and 2 x 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD's. I want to create a RAID-0 volume of the two SSD's and install the OS on it.

I went into the BIOS and changed the SATA controller from IDE to RAID (AHCI was the other option), used Ctrl+I to enter the RAID config and created a RAID-0 volume. Now however, the only boot options are the RAID-0 volume or the DVD drive, the other two SATA drives are not recognised.

Is there a way I can have RAID-0 on the 2 SSD's and still use the other SATA drives?

If I buy a RAID PCI-e card will this work? Most cards I’ve seen (like the one below), are PCI-e x2, does this defeat the point as I won’t get the full SATA 3 speed?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2-port-lycom-pe-115-sata...

Thanks in advance, grateful for any help you guys can offer.

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January 5, 2013 2:38:05 PM

The HDD's need raid drivers, they should install automatically, however they are already setup to run in IDE.

You may have to format the drives to have them visible again while using RAID.
January 5, 2013 2:46:40 PM

Right so if I clean install on the RAID volume, I need to install RAID specific drivers for the HDD's once its up and running?

I'm just backing up but will give that a go.

Thanks for that.
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