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not happy with my Rampage IV :(

jimsond
Level 9
Having some big problems with my Rampage IV MB. I had a Maximus IV Extreme that was set up with 2 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Max in RAID 0 and 2 Western Digital 500GB for data and 1Western Digital 300GB Ghost of C:.. When I switch MB and when it boot it up it would not open windows from my raid drives. I try to run a windows repair and it wouldn't see the drive. I was able to boot of my ghost drive but i have to reset the controller from raid to AHCI. if I leave it set to raid and when it boot off the ghost drive into windows it will not see all my drives. So when I set it to AHCI everything is ok but I can not make a clone copy to my raid drives.. I try 2 programs 1 is Norton Ghost that I have used before with no problems and the other is Acronis both of them do not work after ghost finish and I do a restart it doesn't see the drive. After days of trying this I did a fresh install of windows on my raid drives with no problem all I had to do was reinstall all my programs. So now after I reinstall all my programs that took me 3 days to do I had to do a restart after an update an my PC would not start again it would not see the raid drive.. I spoke to OCZ and they told me I didn't have a problem with the drives . I think there is a problem with the raid controller. Because I also try to use 2 other drives in raid 0 and I have the same problem an I know I am using the new drivers for the Intel Raid controller.. Please Help!!! 6963
Corsair D900 Custon water cooled!

ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREMIMG
i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
2- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 TI Hydro Copper Signature
EVGA 120-G2-1600-X1 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
2- Swiftech MCP655 pumps & Bitspower BP-2D5TOPP-BK Dual D5 Mod Top
2- OCZ Technology 256GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB
2- XSPC Quad-Fan Radiator & 2- XSPC Dual-Fan Radiator
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houndazs
Level 9
i was once looking at the same option, but bang for buck i decided agings it. When SATA II was the latest tech, yes i would have went with a RAID on a PCIe x16 lane, but with SATA III no bottleneck is occuring. Also, the reason i have not yet went with a RAID 0 on my SSD's is due to the lack of TRIM support in a RAID. This also applys to the OCZ Revo drive you mentioned. Until Intle perfects the TRIM support of RAID for SSD im sticking with one.....

-ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
-Intel i7-3930k @4.42GHz
-16GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 2133MHz
-Corsair Force Series GT SSD 240GB
- 2x 3TB WD Caviar Black (RAID 1)
- XFX ProSeries 1250W PSU
-3x ASUS VE248Q 24" Monitor
- 2x XFX 7970R
- Xigmatek Elysium Black Case
- CORSAIR H100 CPU Cooler
- Logitech G500 Mouse

houndazs wrote:
i was once looking at the same option, but bang for buck i decided agings it. When SATA II was the latest tech, yes i would have went with a RAID on a PCIe x16 lane, but with SATA III no bottleneck is occuring. Also, the reason i have not yet went with a RAID 0 on my SSD's is due to the lack of TRIM support in a RAID. This also applys to the OCZ Revo drive you mentioned. Until Intle perfects the TRIM support of RAID for SSD im sticking with one.....


So it is better to just run one drive? but I need more than a 120 GB drive.
Corsair D900 Custon water cooled!

ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREMIMG
i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
2- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 TI Hydro Copper Signature
EVGA 120-G2-1600-X1 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
2- Swiftech MCP655 pumps & Bitspower BP-2D5TOPP-BK Dual D5 Mod Top
2- OCZ Technology 256GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB
2- XSPC Quad-Fan Radiator & 2- XSPC Dual-Fan Radiator

Area_66
Level 11
they make bigger SSD than 120 gb

I will take a look at Intel 520 Series 240 GB and just run one..
Corsair D900 Custon water cooled!

ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREMIMG
i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
2- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 TI Hydro Copper Signature
EVGA 120-G2-1600-X1 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
2- Swiftech MCP655 pumps & Bitspower BP-2D5TOPP-BK Dual D5 Mod Top
2- OCZ Technology 256GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB
2- XSPC Quad-Fan Radiator & 2- XSPC Dual-Fan Radiator

houndazs
Level 9
im not saying that running SSD's in a RAID0 is wrong or bad, just that i wouldn't do it personally. 1 option a can give to you is this:

Install the second 120GB SSD in the system as a non-RAID drive, and move My Documents, and Program Files to that SSD. This will free up a ton of room on your OS's SSD.

Check out Steam Mover, work great for moving programs to another drive.....
www.traynier.com/software/steammover

-ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
-Intel i7-3930k @4.42GHz
-16GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 2133MHz
-Corsair Force Series GT SSD 240GB
- 2x 3TB WD Caviar Black (RAID 1)
- XFX ProSeries 1250W PSU
-3x ASUS VE248Q 24" Monitor
- 2x XFX 7970R
- Xigmatek Elysium Black Case
- CORSAIR H100 CPU Cooler
- Logitech G500 Mouse

HiVizMan
Level 40
Yeah I have used Steammover before and it works a treat. Just wish I had enough time to game these days.
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ugapug
Level 7
You might also take a look at the Corsair Force GT.
Asus Rampage IV Extreme w/EK Full motherboard block
Corsair Vengeance 32gb 8-8-8-20 1t 1600 MHz @ 1.65v
i7 3820 @ 4.4GHz w/EK Supreme HF
EVGA GTX 580 Classified Ultra 3GB @975mhz (680 SLI Incoming)
BFG GTX285 OCX 1gb (for Physx)
Corsair Force GT 120gb SSD - WD Black 1tb SATA
HP 24x DVD-RW/LG 12x BluRay
Caselabs TH10
Full WC loop
Corsair HX1000W PSU
Aquaero 5 Pro
Toshiba 47" LED 1080p TV
Polk LSi 7.1 HT Setup - IBM Model M - Logitech G9X
Windows 7 x64 Professional

VistaKing
Level 9
Its easy to move the USER PROFILE and PROGRAMDATA folder away from C:\ during Windows installation. Install Windows when you get to the area where it asks you to input a user name and password . On your keyboard hit these keys CTRL + SHIFT +F3 this will get you to audit mode . There you could install updates , software whatever you want to do. Open up Command Prompt in Administrator ( Run As Administrator ) and put this in " cd \Windows\System32\Sysprep " ( without quotes ) and then hit the enter key then type in Sysprep.exe /audit /reboot /unattend:D:\whatevername.xml . The D:\ is the location of the xml file . To do this make sure you have formatted the 2nd hard drive or partition.
Open notepad add this section in and save as a xml file






d:\Users
d:\ProgramData






Note: You could change processorArchitecture="amd64" to " x86 " for 32 bit OSes and source="wim:E:/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 ULTIMATE" to which ever version you have and drive letter your installing from.

Once the PC reboots it will reboot to the AUDIT MODE. You would want to get out of it . To do so you would do this check that System Cleanup Action is set to OOBE, and Shutdown Options set to Reboot. and this will allow you to get back to Completing your Windows installation. If done correctly you should see two new folders inside your D:\ or which ever drive you moved your PROFILES to .


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DooRules
Level 10
I have never understood why people want to move files off their ssd. Kind of defeats the purpose of having the drive in the first place. Any newer drive can handle all the writes you can throw at them no problem. So no need to move files anywhere imho.

The raid controller on the x79 is about the best I have seen yet. I have juggled multiple ssd's and ssd array's around on the x79, have yet to lose a drive, array, or OS.
7980XE on Asus ApexVI
Zotac 2080Ti
Intel 900P
2 x Samsung 950 Pro
EVGA 1600W
Alienware 34"
Samsung 28" 4K

Area_66
Level 11
DooRulles is right, especially with 5 years warranty SSD like the one of Intel, who care in 5 years ? I will just move the pages files to a mecanical HD, for the simple reason that it take space, with 8 gb of ram and more, the pages files are probably not that much used anyway