Can I run IDE and Raid?

whop1

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Could I boot from my IDE SSD. Then run 2 different SSDS in raid and then have another IDE drive for storage?
 

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what kind of computer..

mainly motherboard model.

you could do something similar to that but it makes no real sense to.

also what is the models of ssd
 

whop1

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asus rampage formula 3

40gb intel ssd i do not recall the name

50gb ocz vertex

500gb samsung hdd

and then im gonna get another 50gb vertex

what is ahci?
 

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AHCI is the newest controller used along with IDE & RAID. It provides support to the newer features on SSD's & Hard Drives, I.e. - Hot Swap drives. It is recommended to run SSD's in AHCI mode over IDE.
 

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Typically, your motherboard will have two SATA controllers (native &/or JMicron/Marvell. The different ports (controllers) are represented by the different color SATA port. These have their own settings in the BIOS where you can run them in IDE, AHCI or RAID for example.


Yes, it is okay to run the drive off AHCI.
 

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i have an asus rampage formula 3 and all i see is sata 3 and 6. black an red. isnt the red just sata 6gb not a separate controller.
 

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You are correct... your board has an Intel ICH10R controller and Marvell® 9128 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller, along with JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller for your eSATA.
 

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I have 3 ssds, an intel ssd (38gb) that i use for windows and similar things, 2 ocz vertex 50 gbs and a 500gb 7200rpm hdd. which 2 ssds should i run off of which controller and which one should i run ahci off? Should I also not run my dvd drive off of ahci?
 

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ideally id like both of my ocz vertex on raid 0 for all my games while my intel ssd is not on raid but used for os with my 500gb hdd used to storage.

sorry to ask such noobish questions but i've never setup hard drive stuff before :(

how could i go about running those 2 on raid on the sata 3 while i still have the others in ahci?
 

tecmo34

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Since the drives are on different controllers, you set that controller to RAID versus AHCI. Also, remember TRIM is not supported by RAID, so you'll have to relay on "garbage collection" to clean the drive.
 

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