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Rampage IV Extreme RAID config in BIOS

Bogey62
Level 7
I have the 4901 (latest) BIOS on my Rampage IV Extreme mobo. I have a question concerning the BIOS settings for RAID.

If I switch the SATA mode between ACHI and RAID, I then have two choices for RAID: RSTe and IRST.

I am using RAID0 and RAID1 arrays (hard drives) in this system via the Intel controller and I have the IRST v14.8.0.1042 software installed.

Should I be using RSTe or IRST from within the BIOS settings? If I switch from one to the other setting the BIOS says I have to reinstall Windows, so I backed out and didn't save any changes.

Is one mode preferable over the other?

Thank you!
Bill

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XIIIIX
Level 7
Bogey62 wrote:
I have the 4901 (latest) BIOS on my Rampage IV Extreme mobo. I have a question concerning the BIOS settings for RAID.

If I switch the SATA mode between ACHI and RAID, I then have two choices for RAID: RSTe and IRST.

I am using RAID0 and RAID1 arrays (hard drives) in this system via the Intel controller and I have the IRST v14.8.0.1042 software installed.

Should I be using RSTe or IRST from within the BIOS settings? If I switch from one to the other setting the BIOS says I have to reinstall Windows, so I backed out and didn't save any changes.

Is one mode preferable over the other?

Thank you!


I use the RSTe and it works fine.
Trim-support in raid was the reason I started using it.

A lot of info you can find here:
http://www.win-raid.com/t25f23-Which-are-the-quot-best-quot-Intel-AHCI-RAID-drivers.html
XII

XIIIIX wrote:
I use the RSTe and it works fine.
Trim-support in raid was the reason I started using it.

A lot of info you can find here:
http://www.win-raid.com/t25f23-Which-are-the-quot-best-quot-Intel-AHCI-RAID-drivers.html


Thank you for the response, XIIIIX.

I thought TRIM support was only important when using SSD drives and not hard drives?

I will read up on the thread you quoted. Thanks!
Bill

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Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming mobo, Intel Core i7 10700K @ 5.2 GHz. CPU, 4x8 GBs. Crucial Vengeance RGB Pro 4000 MHz. RAM, EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra Gaming 8GB, Noctua NH-D15 chromix.black heatsink, Samsung 850 Pro SSD 1 TB (boot), WD Gold 4 TB HD (data), 4 WD Gold 4 TB HD's (backup 1, 2, 3 & 4), Seasonic Platinum 1200 watt PSU, SilverStone TJ11 case, Dell S3220DGF monitor (Displayport), Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
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