I have a dilema, I have recently finished building a Maximus VI Formula based rig after which I impulse purchased a RAIDR SSD card and am now faced with a configuration issue.
I have 2 780gtx cards in the PCIE3 x16 slots along with the recently purchased RAIDR in the 3rd.
frustratingly the RAIDR is a x2 card and the other available slots on the formula are PCIE2 x1.
having the RAIDR in the 3rd red PCIE3 x 16 slot reduces the bandwidth available to the 2nd 780GTX card to only x4 which does not allow me to run the GTX cards in SLI, I have configured the 2nd card to be dedicated to PHYSX but It is underutilized. The rig still performs well but I know it could have been better if I had picked a board with either more bandwidth of a better configuration.
What I am contemplating is to move the RAIDR card to a x1 PCIE2 slot which would limit the bandwidth to the SSD but allow the GTX cards to work together. However, I do then wonder at the performance advantage gained of having the RAIDR at all as the idea was for it to be a hybrid drive in front of my RAID drives which on there own perform well.
First question, Would the RAIDR fit in a x1 slot?
2nd question is, what would you recommend / try?
If I had paid a bit more attention to the spec sheets when before making my impulse purchases I would have avoided the need to make compromises now..
On a side note, I have also heard mention of a gen3 setting in the bios with regards to lane speed. What is gen3? come to mention is what is gen2?