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ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 onboard SSD?

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June 3, 2012 6:38:50 PM

After getting the OS (win7 64bit) and drivers installed and recently getting the Bios to update to current (3304). I am trying to figure out how to use the motherboards onboard SSD. The book says install OS then change the SATA settings in bios to Raid. of course when i do that the system doesnt boot because there is no raid set. When I reboot and press CTRL-I to enter the Raid settings it only sees my 1 HD and doesnt show the onboard SSD as expected. 1) Am I missing something? 2) How do i get the system to see the SSD?

thanks in advance.

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a c 421 Ĉ ASUS
June 3, 2012 6:47:52 PM

So where did you see that onboard SSD? You might be confusing it with Intel SRT if you add minimum 18.6GB SSD.
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
June 3, 2012 7:19:30 PM

There are only a few LGA 1155's with an onboard SSD (option). The ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 only offers Intel SRT as @rolli59 mentioned; see -

Example the Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H offers the 'mSATA slot' (left of CPU socket per picture / underneath when installed normally):
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June 3, 2012 7:40:46 PM

OH! OMG, feel like a .. I was under the impression it had one onboard. ok so if i get a small SSD ill get the performance spoken in the book. thanks crew.


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a c 717 V Motherboard
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
June 3, 2012 8:08:26 PM

I'm not a huge fan of Intel SRT, it tears-up the SSD fairly fast unless you purchase a good over-provisioning 64GB SSD. I would look into the OCZ Synapse Series, the 128GB (64GB usable) 'should' work with Intel SRT.

Example OCZ Synapse Cache SYN-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB (64GB cache capacity)
a c 782 V Motherboard
a c 195 Ĉ ASUS
June 3, 2012 8:19:47 PM

your better off buying a 128g sata drive and put your os and main programs on it. I did that with my asus saberthooth mb.
June 13, 2012 9:00:14 PM

Best answer selected by Dragon007.
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June 13, 2012 9:14:27 PM

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