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EddieROG_DR
08-25-2014, 11:57 PM
This is my first thread so here we go!!!

I am looking at buying the G750JS-DS71.

I only have a question and its on the RAID 0 can I disable it if so how and use the 2 SSD are different SSD's. What issues will this cause Will I lose the W8 installation?

Thanks for your help!

redduc900
08-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Win8 / 8.1 is installed to the RAID array, so yes... if you delete the array you'll lose the Windows installation.

EddieROG_DR
08-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Any way on how to do this?

redduc900
08-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Sure... Boot to the BIOS--> Advanced tab, and select Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Select the existing RAID volume, then under Volume Actions select Delete.

EddieROG_DR
08-26-2014, 07:33 PM
what about the w8 installation? How do I recover?

EddieROG_DR
08-27-2014, 03:50 AM
I'm guessing the answer to my question would be backtracker?

hmscott
08-27-2014, 10:40 AM
This is my first thread so here we go!!!
I am looking at buying the G750JS-DS71.
I only have a question and its on the RAID 0 can I disable it if so how and use the 2 SSD are different SSD's. What issues will this cause Will I lose the W8 installation?
Thanks for your help!

EddieROG_DR, if your JS comes with a RAID0, it is one of the best features, and can provide a real performance boost to IO, and with little risk of data loss, as long as you have control over your use of the PowerButton :)

Here is the performance on my JH, using the same RAID0 256GB, same CPU, so you should see the same performance - install Intel Rapid Storage Technology and enable Write-back cache for best performance.

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For comparison, here is the performance of a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB in Bay 2

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A single SSD 128GB M.2 SATA would be less - 1/2 Write speed of the Read speed, and it would be too small as a C drive as well.

If you do decide to break the RAID0, don't forget to create a 16GB USB 3.0 backup of your recovery partition on the RAID0 C drive with Asus Backtracker (comes installed on the Asus OEM Windows install).

Let us know what you decide, and how it works out :)

EddieROG_DR
08-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Wow you have just made me over think all of this. was just reading about Raid 0 and its reliability (or lack of). maybe ill keep the Raid0 running.