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Optiplex 755 & Raid0 using Intel Matrix Storage Manager

I've recently purchased a new Optiplex 755, which came with two 250GB H/D's running VISTA.
The PC came pre configured with RAID1
 
I would like to reconfigure with RAID0 (I've wiped everything) but I don't seem to be presented with any option for RAID0.
 
Ideally I'd like to add a 3rd disk and use the Matrix Storage Manager to go part and part with RAID0 and RAID1 as per the documentation for the ICH9R on the Intel web site.
 
Have Dell "prevented" the Optiplex 755 from using RAID0, does anybody know? It would seem a bit odd as it pretty much makes the benefits of Matrix redundant!
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mekantor
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Re: Optiplex 755 & Raid0 using Intel Matrix Storage Manager

 
I cant even get RAID 1, what software/utility are you using to manage the RAID array?
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Re: Optiplex 755 & Raid0 using Intel Matrix Storage Manager

Hmm, pretty rubbish hey!
I've enabled SATA RAID in the BIOS (F2)
You then get the splash screen that enables you to press CTRL & I to configure RAID
I've then installed Intel Matrix Storage Manager
 
If Dell has disabled RAID0 though, it makes the Matrix facility useless!
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mekantor
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Re: Optiplex 755 & Raid0 using Intel Matrix Storage Manager

The BIOS on this computer does not show a SATA RAID option, and Ctrl-I is unresponsive for me.
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rooneyp1976
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Re: Optiplex 755 & Raid0 using Intel Matrix Storage Manager

the latest bios update for the optiplex 755 adds the RAID 0 option.
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Re: Optiplex 755 & Raid0 using Intel Matrix Storage Manager

Thanks for the pointer - much appreciated.
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