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Old 02-20-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
Dr J
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Default P7P55D-E Deluxe SDD Config

Hi, I'm currently running a pair of WD Raptors, in Raid. I'm thinking of upgrading to an SSD. On this board, there are two sata chipsets, Intell (3gb/s) and Marvel (6gb/s). My two WD Raptors are configured, in RAID, on the Intel chipset. I'm wondering if I can run an SSD (as the boot disk) on the Marvel (6gb/s) chipset and if so, can I simultaneously keep the Raptors, in Raid and on the Intel chipset, as a backup drives? And, if so, can I copy the Raptor raid array directly to the SSD, eliminating the need for a fresh install and thus having the boot drive software? I'm guessing I'm hoping for too much.

I guess the first question is: will an SSD function as a boot disk on the Marvel chipset?

I tried posting on the Asus forum site, but it's not letting me in.

Any and all advice appreciated.


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Old 02-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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An update: I just downloaded HD Tune and tested my raid array, Raptor drives, got an average reading of 76 mb/s; shouldn't the score be at least twice as fast? I wasn't sure and so looked up the specs:


and apparently my results are 4mb/s faster than the Tech Report experience. Wow, this seems like very poor performance by today's standards.

From what I understand, my motherboard, the PCI speed is limited to 3 gb/s and so is the bottleneck where an SSD is concerned. Given my current performance, however, will I not see a big improvement going to an SSD?

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Old 02-22-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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ASK if a mod will move this to Memory and Storage, maybe the more appropriate forum.
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