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Windows 7: AHCI or RAID for new install?


04 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 Home
 
 
AHCI or RAID for new install?

Iím going to reinstall Windows 7 on an SSD (120 MB) I just bought. I know I need to set the bios to AHCI mode for the SSD. I also have a RAID (2 x 250 MB 7200rpm) array I would like to use for data storage. I was going to install windows with only the SSD connected and then connect the RAID array. My problem is I can only set the SATA ports on AHCI or RAID. What do I set the bios on to have both installed? The MB is an Asrock 760GM-GS3.


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04 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

RAID is the same as AHCI but with raid features.
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04 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 Home
 
 

Thanks Logicearth. Oh good, I was hoping that would be the case. Will TRIM still work for the SSD in RAID mode? I have read that TRIM does not work well in RAID mode.
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04 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I believe that is only an issue if you are actually putti g the SSD into a raid configuration. If it is standalone shouldnt be a problem.
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05 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 64 Home
 
 

Yes, I was hoping you would say that. Thanks again logicearth.
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