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Which M.2 sockets would be the best for setting up bootable RAID 0 on EVGA Dark Kingpin?

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2022/08/16 07:18:05 (permalink)
The top M.2 socket gets 4x PCIE gen4 lanes from the CPU but the 2nd and 3rd M.2 sockets both get 4x PCIE gen4 lanes from the PCH.

Surely it would make more sense if i placed my two Samsung 980 Pro SSD's in M.2 sockets 2 and 3 right? Have them both on the PCH so that they're in RAID 0 on the same controller?
 
 

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    Re: Which M.2 sockets would be the best for setting up bootable RAID 0 on EVGA Dark Kingpi 2022/08/16 07:23:59 (permalink)
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    The top M.2 socket gets 4x PCIE gen4 lanes from the CPU but the 2nd and 3rd M.2 sockets both get 4x PCIE gen4 lanes from the PCH.

    Surely it would make more sense if i placed my two Samsung 980 Pro SSD's in M.2 sockets 2 and 3 right? Have them both on the PCH so that they're in RAID 0 on the same controller?
     
     


    That sounds fine to me as you're using RAID. When you do so make sure the BIOs is setup to boot from the RAID array. 

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    Re: Which M.2 sockets would be the best for setting up bootable RAID 0 on EVGA Dark Kingpi 2022/08/16 10:02:58 (permalink)
    So I’m interested in the same thing. But I want to use the top slot for boot and the bottom two slots for RAID 0.

    I assume that will knock the top PCIE slot down to max of 8x…? Which wil not be desirable.


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    Re: Which M.2 sockets would be the best for setting up bootable RAID 0 on EVGA Dark Kingpi 2022/08/16 10:13:49 (permalink)
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    So I’m interested in the same thing. But I want to use the top slot for boot and the bottom two slots for RAID 0.

    I assume that will knock the top PCIE slot down to max of 8x…? Which wil not be desirable.

    If you're looking for a fraction more speed maybe use the top primary slot for the boot drive and just use a larger size M.2 SSD for the 2nd slot but with a larger storage capacity and drop the RAID thought entirely. 

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    Re: Which M.2 sockets would be the best for setting up bootable RAID 0 on EVGA Dark Kingpi 2022/08/16 15:12:48 (permalink)
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    If you're looking for a fraction more speed maybe use the top primary slot for the boot drive and just use a larger size M.2 SSD for the 2nd slot but with a larger storage capacity and drop the RAID thought entirely. 



    That’s reasonable… but I am using the 4x slot for a sound card that utilizing 1x. If the first and second M.2 slots, the x4 slot, and the x16 are used, does this give me enough on the Z690 DKP?  I’m lost between what the CPU gives us (I’m used to having 44 lanes) and what the chipset gives.  

    Thanks!


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