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    Maximus IV Ext-Z - Max 6GB ports for RAID?

    Greetings, long lime lurker, first time poster.

    I recently purchased 4x 120GB Vertex 3 SSD's which are all SATA III devices. I'm about to upgrade my moboard with the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z from a first-gen P8P67 Evo that I never RMA'ed.

    There are 4x SATA III\6GB ports on the Maximus. Will I be able to use the split controllers and setup a 100% SATA III, 4-member RAID0 volume on these ports?

    I setup these 4 drives on the Evo with two on the 3GB ports and 2 on the 6GB ports via the Intel Option ROM. Throughput when from ~850mbs to 1,000 compared to when I had all 4 on the 3GB ports. Regardless of bus saturation, I'll like to go all 6GB.

    I have an LSI 9212-4i4e I can use to do this, but this is for a home gaming system and I want to boot as quickly as possible. The LSI's BIOS initialization takes about 60 sec, so I'd prefer to use the Intel FakeRAID. Performance deltas should be minimal for my type of workload.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Does no one have an answer? I would reaaaally love to know this before I buy one. Thanks!

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