Posted 07 October 2015 - 06:30 PM
To run an SSD and an array is fairly easy.
Set SATA ports (usually 1-4) to raid and connect only the SSD (to port #1) and install OS. Raid and AHCI act the same way to a SSD.
After install shut down, install/connect HDDs, restart and build the array. When you build an array you dictate which drives are used and how.
Finish by redirecting folder locations and you're done.
I've never been a fan of backup utilities myself, I'm old school and prefer to do it myself. This way I never have to wonder if things are done to my liking lol.
If you would like info on the how-to configure an array just give a shout.
And yes I use to do as you are asking about. At that time it was all I needed and worked great. Never any issues and fairly simple. Just not the most efficient method as JohnC-21 mentioned but it may depend on exactly what you are comfortable doing too.
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