1 SSD on AHCI and 2 HDD on RAID

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how to set up 1 SSD on AHCI and 2 HDD on RAID provided that they are in the same SATA controller in my MoBo..please explain it in a step by step mode in a comprehensive way for noobs like me :D..tnx in advance!
 

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All depends on your motherboard. Not all motherboards allow for Raid. but AHCI configuration => in Bios. Each Mobo is different just go to constructor manual for detailed instructions, this is by far the safest method.
 

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ahh...ok so here is my real question...
HI!just a quick question..
I have 1 new ssd and 2 new hdd..now what i want is to set my new ssd on ahci and my 2 hdd on raid mode...also i will install my new os on my new ssd..
now i have read a lot in forums elsewhere that is 100% possible even if they all myt drives(1 ssd and 2 hdd) are installed on the same sata controller on the mobo...
but none of these sites where able to tell the step by step noob guide...
so my question is how do i do this..if possible please explain in a step by step mode that is very comprehensive to greenhorns like me....it will really help me a lot.....tnx in advance...(btw, my mobo is z97 anniversary and the os im plannning on installing is windows 8.1 64 bit..hope this info help :D)...tnx in advance
 
Put the SATA controller in to raid mode via the bios and both can happily co-exist.

Port 1 - SSD
Port 2/3 - HDD

Now when you power on, you should see an option to enter a RAID configuration manager or something similar if not ocnfigured in BIOS.

Just remember, when your install Windows, you will need to load the Intel RAID driver, as it may not display your drives.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97%20Anniversary/?cat=Download&os=Win8a64
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97%20Anniversary/?cat=Manual
 

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@das_stig:
so let me point this out..
1. i have to install my SSD and 2 HDD on my Motherboard, lets say i install in ports 0,1 and 2 respectively.
2. then ill boot up my pc and enter my BIOS/UEFI then go to SATA CONFIGURATION and set it to RAID. exit BIOS after that and reboot pc then i'll RAID my 2 HDD after that.
3. after "RAIDING" my 2 HDD i'll proceed to install my my OS in my SSD (and if i dont see my DRIVES while installing windows, i load the RAID drivers via USB flash drive/ODD or FLOPPY DRIVE during windows installation so i can proceed with the os installation).
4. finally after all of that, im good to go and ill just leave my SATA configuration to RAID forever :D..because my SSD will automatically configure to AHCI if the ports will detect it as NON RAID DISK (same with my OPTICAL DISK DRIVE)...

so is this right or am i missing something??

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tnx dude, but i have a follow up question..i already did sent it to you:D
 

tristaniawretch

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tnx dude!ill definitely try it out,sorry for the annoyance though:D

 

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