Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid
In my BIOS I have the option for AHCI or RAID, not both, I'm sure it'll be the same way for yours; you would need to change it to RAID before OS installation.
Did I misunderstand your question?
Yeah, think you did a little bit there... I know it's AHCI or RAID, which is why I said:
Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH
I want to configure two spare 80GB SATA drives I have in RAID0 to see how they perform...
The only reason I'm asking here, is regarding the drive controller drivers
that my Windows installation currently has (for the AHCI configuration). When I first installed, it was straight SATA mode, then I used this tutorial to switch to AHCI mode, now I'm asking if the same process can be used to switch from AHCI to RAID.
This tutorial would be used to get an already installed copy of Windows to reinstall the drive controller drivers, right? So, by my logic; I would (1) change the registry setting as mentioned, (2) make a Ghost image of my C:\ with Windows and put it on an external HDD, (3) shut down and install my two 80GB drives in RAID0, then (4) restore the Ghost image onto a partition created on my RAID0 array.
Well, let's put it this way, I'm not going to delete the partition with Windows on my 400GB until I know it's working properly with a RAID setup, so I'll try it this weekend regardless and then let you all know how it went on Monday.
Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega
When I changed HDs recently I switched to ahci because I wasnt raiding them. I feel it is slower.
You mean AHCI was slower? Well, if you were comparing it to RAID0 or RAID5 (with a decent controller), then yeah, it would be slower than RAID..