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Nordik
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SSD with RAID 1 HDD Configuration

I do own a Dell XPS8300 desktop PC. Originaly, the PC came with a RAID 1 configuration (RST). After an HDD failure, I plan to reinstall the OS and Applications on a SSD and add a new HDD to replace the defective RAID1 HDD. Since the PC will now boot on AHCI (PC can only boot on AHCI or RAID), can I still use a RAID 1 configuration for the 2 DATA HDD?

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n_scott_pearson
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If you want to use a SSD as your Windows Boot/System device and have another pair of HDDs in a RAID1 array, you should leave the BIOS configured for RAID.

Install Windows onto the SSD as you normally would (it will be setup to use AHCI automatically) and then you can create the new RAID1 array across the two HDDs. Note that, if this SSD is a M.2 NVMe SSD, you should ensure that the BIOS is (also) configured to boot using UEFI.

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Nordik
Beginner
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Hi Scott!

Thank you for your response! Actually my BIOS only support AHCI or RAID (Dell XPS8300 Circa 2011). The SSD would be a Samsung EVO 860 Sata. I will try the proposed solution. Any recommandation on the RST version I should be using?

Best Regards

Alberto_R_Intel1
Employee
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Hello Nordik, I just wanted to check if the problem with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application still persists and if you need further assistance on this matter?


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel


Alberto_R_Intel1
Employee
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Hello Nordik, Since I have not heard back from you, we are closing the case, but if you have any additional questions, just reply back or post a new question.


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel


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