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    My new editing computer has six available Sata connectors. I will use one for the system drive (C), three for internal Sata drives (raid), one for an external Sata drive (for backup and archiving) and the last one for an external BlueRay burner/player. This looks too simple. What do you think?

    JoJo Gunn (A simple man...I refuse to be confused)

  • #2
    JoJo - this possibility depends totally on the motherboard and on-board RAID controller you have. I've been dealing with the same problems, and got a bunch of helpful advise from this forum and the mobo tech support. If your mobo has an Intel on-board RAID controller, then it will set the "mode" for ALL of the SATA connectors, and you might not be able to mix RAID on one set and non-RAID on another. If your controller is an nVidia controller, then supposedly that controller lets you set each individial SATA connector independant of the others, and your combination will work swimmingly. Firstly, investigate your board and controller. That will at least give you an idea.
    Good luck and cheers,
    Alan J. Levi

    SYSTEM: ASUS P8Z77-VPro mobo, Intel 3770K CPU, 16 Gig Crucial 1866 RAM, Antec 1000W PS, EVGA nVidia 560Ti 1Gig Video, CoolerMaster CPU cooler, LG GGW-H20L BluRay DVD, SPARK card w/23" Samsung 1920x1080 Monitor, OCZ 240GB SSD boot in Swapable Tray & 3 WD Enterprise 1TB video RAID 5 HDD's. 4.5TB RAID 1 Outboard backups, Behringer2000 Audio Fader/Controller


    • #3
      Alan is so right, the intel controller on mine took me by surprise being used to the nvidea controllers.
      At least my board had 2 controllers one a Gigabit that controlled 2 sata connectors and was able to be set so the Boot disk and DVD burner could be attached.
      The other 6 connectors are on the Intel chip and I have set them to 3 sets of 2 drives in Raid 0 striped config other wise it would have been 6 individual drives.
      Regards Barry
      Win 10HP, EDIUS WG9.4, HD Spark, Boris RED 5, VMW6, Authorworks 6, Bluff Titler, VisTitler 2.8, NEAT 3/4, Mercalli 2/4, Vitascene, Izotope RX6 Plugin, NewBlue, Trend Micro AV
      GB GA-X58A-UD3R MB, i7 [email protected], 12G 1600mhz Mem, Samsung EVO-250G SSD, 3x2T RAID, GTX 970W OC, 2x24 inch LG Monitors
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