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Motherboards Asus P8Z68-V, RAID & Intel Smart Response

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by cmberry20, 15 Aug 2011.

  1. cmberry20

    cmberry20 Mad Scientist

    16 Jul 2007
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    I'm going to be upgrading my current system LGA775 system to an 1155 system with the Asus P8Z68-V (NON PRO) motherboard.

    However, in my current setup I have 2 X Samsung 1GB F3 hdds setup in RAID 0.
    I will wipe the drives & restore using Acronis later, however, what would give me best performance for the future:

    Install Windows 7 on the 2 X 1GB in RAID 0 using the 2 (& only 2) x SATA 6Gb/s ports. Even though the drives are 3Gb/s. Then, in a few months, I wish to add a ~40GB SSD as a Cache drive using Intel Smart Response - however, I will only have a spare SATA 3Gb/s port left on the motherboard, will this be ok?
    Or would I be better off & setup the RAID 0 using the 3Gb/s SATA ports & keep the 2 X 6Gb/s SATA ports for the SSD drive as this requires the most through put.

    oh yes, even though i cant find anything to the contrary, but I'm assuming that its perfectly ok to have a RAID 0 setup & use/add Intel Smart Response??

    Any suggestions are welcome.

    Last edited: 15 Aug 2011

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