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Windows 7: SSD Raid-0 setup

25 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, legal version
 
 
SSD Raid-0 setup

Hey everyone,

can you help me out please?

I am thinking of buying SSD disks and maybe into a raid-0 config with 2 disks
(thinking of these OCZ 30 GB OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTXT30G). My MB (Asus M4N-72E) should support RAID, but does it work with SSD? Or do I need a special adapter?

Thnx for your replies!

Grtz Wolfert

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25 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

If your board supports RAID then go for it.

edit: it sure does. Make sure you get up to date drivers for the board first
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25 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

should work just fine
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25 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium, legal version
 
 

Thnx already for the quick response! And how do you enable the RAID? In the BIOS maybe?
Bit of a noob on this one I'm afraid
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26 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium, legal version
 
 

it works! The Raid-0 with two OCZ 30 GB disks works just fine
Nice thing to try out and my machien gets me stressed up when I try to keep up
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02 Mar 2010   #6

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfert View Post
it works! The Raid-0 with two OCZ 30 GB disks works just fine
Nice thing to try out and my machien gets me stressed up when I try to keep up
how is that RAID 0 SSD setup working for you? I was thinking about doing the same thing. Is it fast?
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02 Mar 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhaas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfert View Post
it works! The Raid-0 with two OCZ 30 GB disks works just fine
Nice thing to try out and my machien gets me stressed up when I try to keep up
how is that RAID 0 SSD setup working for you? I was thinking about doing the same thing. Is it fast?
That's an interesting question. But how fast is really, really fast. I have a single SSD and think it is plenty fast. Such that my 2.5GHz duo core seems to have trouble keeping up with it. Those 30GB OCZs from NewEgg are a good deal - for $89.99.
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03 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium, legal version
 
 

Hey WHS,

at the moment I'm strugling with the firmware update and my mobo drivers. As soon as it works well, you'll read it here. Tough it's not as fast as it can be, it's already screamingly fast.

Grtz!
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03 Mar 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfert View Post
Hey WHS,

at the moment I'm strugling with the firmware update and my mobo drivers. As soon as it works well, you'll read it here. Tough it's not as fast as it can be, it's already screamingly fast.

Grtz!
That would be nice to get a live Raid0 report about the 30GB OCZs (I assume those are the ones you got). Thank you.
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04 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium, legal version
 
 

You can read my findings on this thread and how I came to these results:

(check post 239)

http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...rmance-24.html
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