SSD Troubles, buying a raid card

By LinkedKube
Sep 3, 2009
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  1. Last week I purchased 6 of these ssd's

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227393

    It seems my onboard raid controller poops out at about 450mbs at read in my 4xssd raid 0 array. I know the cards are capable of doing more. I'll use the last 2 for my os when i upgrade to win7.

    So I'm going to buy this raid card today

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115056

    I'm hoping this will help my read speeds, but I have a few questions.

    What's the easiest way to move my os to the ssd's? I know vista has a backup option in it, but is it possible to mirror my current hdd onto the ssd's before I upgrade to win7 and just format the original os hdd and pray that when I upgrade win7 will see the mirrored image on the ssd's

    If I'm doing a fresh install and have all my ssd's hooked up to the raid card will the prompt menu recognize the ssd's through the pci e lane like it does for the native sata ports?

    Last question. Can you add more hdd's/sdd's in the future and expand the array?

    Thx to all that gives helpful information.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,259   +41

    bump, still havnt gotten my raid card, but I want to.
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