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    Creating Raid 0 arrays - Combination of Onboard Sata + pcie Sata controller

    Fellow ROGers:
    I've recently found out that i can only run a bootable raid array on 2 of my 4 onboard sata 6gb ports as the other 2 are Asmedia....uber gay.

    Im just wondering whether I can create a raid 0 array with (4) SSD's using a combination of 2 connnected to Sata 6gb ports
    on my MB and the other 2 connected to sata 6gb ports on a pcie sata card.

    Will my system pretend that the ports on the pcie sata card are part of the board and allow me to create and array with the other 2 drives
    connected to MB sata 6gb ports?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    Hello

    This can only be done as an operating system created array. However, configured like this the array will not be bootable.

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    brutal. So essentially the only way to create a bootable array with (4) ssd's would be to find a motherboard with (4) RSTe supported sata ports?

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    Hey Praz, will i be able to boot if i created an array with all 4 ssds running off the pcie sata card? Please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itzmactruck View Post
    Hey Praz, will i be able to boot if i created an array with all 4 ssds running off the pcie sata card? Please let me know.
    Hello

    Only if the PCIe SATA card allows it.

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    Cool Thanks for your help!

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    Hello

    You're welcome.

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    On the Asus R4E:
    - the X79 chipset provides two red SATA6Gbps ports and four black SATA3Gbps ports, which all support RAID(0,1,5,10).
    - the ASMedia chipset adds two red SATA6Gbps ports and two red eSATA6Gbps ports, which all support AHCI only.

    At most you could make a bootable 2xSATA6 RAID, a bootable 4xSATA3 RAID, and (on the ASMedia ports) a nonbootable 2xSATA6 software RAID. PCIe-based storage devices can only be configured within nonbootable software RAIDs, unless they happen to interface directly into the X79 SATA ports.
    Last edited by Korth; 04-01-2015 at 05:23 AM.

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