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SSD raid problems

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January 24, 2013 11:50:58 AM

Hi guys

Uhm, ive been struggling with my SSD's lately. I tried to make a raid out of this but I found out it was much harder than I thought.

For some reason, one of the SSD's wont show up in the raid configuration utility, this was when I had both SSD connected to two the 6gb/s SATA inputs.

The only thing that showed up was my OCZ SSD and the HDD, the SSD wouldnt show up..So I tried to switch from the 6gb sata input to where the HDD was to see if maybe this solved my problem, and it did. I had to remove both SSD from the 6gb to the 3gb/s to make them show up at the same time, why is this?

I got a sabertooth p67 motherboard, this has 2 6gb/s connectors and 6 3gb/s.

My SSDs are crucial M4 128gb and OCZ vertex 4 128 gb.

I mean it works now, but I want to be using my 6gb ports (obviously)...

-Chris

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January 24, 2013 11:52:06 AM

Oh yeah and btw, I could see both SSD's in the BIOS but COULD NOT make them show up in the raid config before I switched ports..
January 27, 2013 6:11:26 AM

No one??:( 
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January 27, 2013 11:43:02 PM

bump
February 3, 2013 11:17:03 PM

bump, please help me out someone??:S
February 4, 2013 12:43:07 AM

Do you have 4-black ports, 2-Brown ports and 2-gray ports?
If so which ones were you trying to use first (the ones you had trouble with).
February 6, 2013 6:16:42 PM

Idonno said:
Do you have 4-black ports, 2-Brown ports and 2-gray ports?
If so which ones were you trying to use first (the ones you had trouble with).


I had the problem with the grey/white port (6gbit)...

But the SSD works perfectly in RAID0 when connected to 3gb ports. (black ones)


Wtf...
a c 906 G Storage
February 6, 2013 10:58:11 PM

The grey port are the marvel and I don't think its a raidable controller chip anyways.
So far you've done well as in raid mode the two brown 6G sata ports are disabled.
a b G Storage
February 7, 2013 2:08:58 AM

I would keep them as 2 separate SSD drives and forget about RAID. Assuming you are talking about RAID 0 , the speed difference between a single SSD and RAID0 SSD will not be noticeable in real-world performance. Additionally you will have twice the failure rate on an RAID 0 array if you are running 2 drives and may sacrifice TRIM support.
February 7, 2013 5:15:26 AM

Alright, so its better for me to have 3 seperate SSD's instead of a raid?
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