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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:11 PM
Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:11 PM
My thoughts .
I think...that Drive 0, 1, 2, etc...are all determined by where the drive is attached on the motherboard. I've never bothered to concern myself with such unless I was getting errors citing a problem with a given drive...but that's my guess. I don't believe that drive designation is normally important and I don't normally necessarily plug my boot drive into the first motherboard slot.
I've used a Rocket Raid (and other) cards in the past and I thought they were pretty straightforward. One has to remember that installation of such now involves two BIOSes which have to be considered, one for the card and one for the motherboard. If you want to boot from a drive connected to the card...that must be also reflected in the MB BIOS.
External drives can present boot problems on some systems. I've seen Windows balk at booting when an unpowered external drive is attached via USB and said drive has no on/off switch. My suggestion would be to never buy an unpowered external drive...and don't turn the external on until the system has booted. I hadn't thought about it before today...but a USB external drive can't be properly recognized by Windows until the USB drivers load. Having a device connected in an "on" status...when the drivers have not loaded...may confuse Windows.
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