MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC LGA1151

paybac151c02dc

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Hey so before I do this I just wanna make sure I can do it on this motherboard. I'm wondering if I can m.2 ssd raid 0 on this motherboard.

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I would strongly advise against a RAID0 with M.2 NVME SSDs. You're just inviting problems down the road. I've seen it several times now, even here in this forum.

You should get one NVME SSD, but a fast one, such as the 970 Evo Plus or 970 Pro. This will remove the storage bottleneck, the CPU won't really have to wait much anymore for the SSD. You have high enough data rates and high enough IOPS.

If you create a RAID0 now, you're introducing several more failure points or potential problems, without it actually doing much for real-world speed aside from theoretical benchmarks.
 

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I would strongly advise against a RAID0 with M.2 NVME SSDs. You're just inviting problems down the road. I've seen it several times now, even here in this forum.

You should get one NVME SSD, but a fast one, such as the 970 Evo Plus or 970 Pro. This will remove the storage bottleneck, the CPU won't really have to wait much anymore for the SSD. You have high enough data rates and high enough IOPS.

If you create a RAID0 now, you're introducing several more failure points or potential problems, without it actually doing much for real-world speed aside from theoretical benchmarks.
I understand the problems/failures that can happen but im just wondering if Im able to put 2 m.2 ssds in raid 0 on this motherboard.
 

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Fullquote not necessary, i see that you mean me 😉

Yes RAID0 is possible. You would have to update your BIOS to the latest version, BIOS download: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/MPG-Z390M-GAMING-EDGE-AC#down-bios

Then press F7 to switch to advanced mode, then set SATA mode to "RAID" in the BIOS and so on (see below). Also, set the AHCI mode to UEFI, not legacy.

Go to BIOS > SETTINGS > Advanced > Integrated Peripherals > SATA Mode and change setting to RAID/ Optane Mode.
Go to BIOS > SETTINGS > Advanced > Windows OS Configuration > Windows 10 WHQL Support and change setting to Enabled.
Go to BIOS > SETTINGS > Advanced > Integrated Peripherals > M2_X Pcie Storage Remapping and change setting to Enabled.
Press F10 to save configuration and exit, and then reboot and press Delete key to enter BIOS Setup menu.
Go to BIOS > SETTING > Advanced > Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology submenu.

Then read the manual, page 69f, for the rest. https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/MPG-Z390M-GAMING-EDGE-AC#down-manual
 
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