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Gigabyte H55 UD2H  compatable with SSD

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I have a machine running with the gigabyte H55 mobo on windows 7 quite happily, last year the hard drive failed and so i did a fresh install with a seagate hybrid drive which gave excellant performance but but but windows update of all things wouldn't work and there were a couple of odd things happening. In the end i slammed in the standard sata 1TB seagate drive and all is well.
What we want to do is raid 1 array (mirror) the machine in case the hard drive fails again with the new drive being a SSD for performance.
So how on earth can i check what SSD the gigabyte board is compatible with, i have been on the gigabyte forum but to no avail.
Will a raid run with such a mismatch between a 120/250gb SSD and a standard mechanical drive.

Idea's anyone
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Any SSD should run, the mainboard isn't the problem. But don't mix different types of disks in a RAID array, rather get 2 SSD's of the same size and type, and then setup your OS's built-in RAID functionality (in diskmanagement). Never use the mainboard's integrated fake-RAID for that. The OS's is much more reliable and gives you better performance.

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Thank you rindi for your advice i think i will look at 2 SSD's rather than one , you say the mainboard isn't the problem with the SSD ? There have been a number of issues with SSD's not being recognised or going very slowly on Gigabyte boards, what is the issue with them in your mind ?
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If you don't use AHCI mode, then the SSD's won't be used optimally and seem slow.

Besides that, RAID only helps to save you from a harddisk failure. Backups are much more important, as that also saves you from other problems...

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Thankyou for the advice.