Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Have a question about BIOS settings for SSD and RAID-0

19 May 2010   #21

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

RAID 5 with as many disks as you can support will give you the best performance. I have been using RAID for years and RAID 5 will do it if you have 5 or more disks. I have RAID 5 on a 12 disks server and the read/write is blazing fast. RAID 6 will use dual parity and will slow you down a bit because the system is having to write the parity data twice. This does allow for more disks to fail without total loss of data but in your case you are looking for speed. Having 6 disks in a RAID 5 array will give let you have up to 2 disks fail without losing the Array. You would still be working but in severely reduced read/write access. You would need to replace the disk/disks and let the array rebuild to get back to full speed.

Here is some information that might help (note it is mostly correct): RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #22

Vista 64 bit

just got everything installed and i'm going to be runnning fraps tests tommorow night... all i can say so far is that SSD is an amazing upgrade, and so is 6 cores... and DDR3 2200 is the one thing that shines more than anything, got me a 7.9 score in windows 7... all the rest were 7.7 for experience
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Have a question about BIOS settings for SSD and RAID-0

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot access Bios, Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings
Hi Guys I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped. I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just...
General Discussion
BIOS, RAID 1 and AHCI hot swappable drives question
I wanted to be able to hot swap drives, on a Gigabyte GA-Z97-GAMING 3 M/B. Seems the Gigagbyte BIOS has 3 SATA MODE SELECTION options: IDE, AHCI and RAID. It was set to RAID, which makes sense as the D drive is a pair of matched SATA III drives in a BIOS (software) RAID 1 pairing. C drive is an...
Installation & Setup
I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming
Good evening! A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my...
General Discussion
BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.
Hello: This is my first post here, so hi to everyone. I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux. I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from. I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it...
General Discussion
Enabling RAID in BIOS
Despite the warnings, I tried enabling RAID in BIOS (Intel chipset) and almost fried my Win 7 installation. So, I now believe for myself that the only way to enable RAID is to also reinstall Windows 7. Does anyone know whether a data partition on the Windows boot drive would be affected? ...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App