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Intel RAID question

Gawlron
Level 7
Hello everyone,

Rampage IV Black Edition: BIOS 0701

Currently I have an SSD Cache + RAID0 which really speeds things up.

I'm curious about something and can't find it in the documentation. My SSD Cache drive is in an array by itself (SATA_Array_0000) and my storage drives in RAID0 are in another array (SATA_Array_0001). To me (in my stress destroyed burned out brain) it makes sense that I could have two SSDs stripped in array 0 to work as cache for array 1.

I'd rather not experiment to find the answer, I've got a lot of crap I'd have to reinstall. :3

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ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION | INTEL i7 4930K | G.SKILLZ RIPJAW X 32GB | ASUS STRIX GTX 980 TWO-WAY SLI | CUSTOM WATER COOLING
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neyuru
Level 10
I'm not sure if a 2-SSD array in RAID0 would work as cache, I think the most important factor here is support from Intel's own SRT software/drivers. Suppose you could do it, but if you have 2 SSDs you can forget about cache in the first place as placing them in RAID0 will efectivelly sum their capacities for the resulting array. You will be better of placing your OS and important apps in the SSD array to take full advantage of their speed. Cache is good but having your data on the SSD is better.

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Rampage IV Extreme BIOS 4206
Intel I7-3820
32 GB Quad Channel Kingston Hyper X Genesis
2 x Nvidia GTX 690
2 x WD Velociraptor 250 GB RAID0
Intel 120GB 320 SSD
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
CM Silent Pro Hybrid - 1300W
CM HAFx

Gawlron
Level 7
Agreed. I have my OS and apps on one SSD and using a 2nd as the cache for my storage RAID. I keep all my games on the storage raid. But, I definitely cannot disagree with your logic. Seems like I'm getting the best performance I can with what I have.
ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION | INTEL i7 4930K | G.SKILLZ RIPJAW X 32GB | ASUS STRIX GTX 980 TWO-WAY SLI | CUSTOM WATER COOLING
RIP

neyuru
Level 10
That is actually a great idea! the fun resides in making the most out of what you have.

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Rampage IV Extreme BIOS 4206
Intel I7-3820
32 GB Quad Channel Kingston Hyper X Genesis
2 x Nvidia GTX 690
2 x WD Velociraptor 250 GB RAID0
Intel 120GB 320 SSD
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
CM Silent Pro Hybrid - 1300W
CM HAFx