Raid 1 Degraded on Dell M6600 - with OEM HDD or SSD Upgrade

I have a Dell M6600.

With the OEM HDD i started getting a Raid 1 Degraded error.

I would use the  the Intel utility to rebuilt.

After awhile the Degraded messages became more common and the performance of the M6600 just was not there. For sure an I/O issue.

I purchased 2 SSD drives and an SD Card. I upgraded the M6600.

Booting now from internal SD (lighting fast) and using the 2 256G SSD drives on Raid 1 for storage.

After a week of use I just started getting the Raid 1 Messages again.

Ofcourse I cannot tell of a performance issue for I moved the operating system and booting to the SD Card.

At this point I believe the problem was not the original HDD, Any suggestions from anyone on what could correct this issue.

As a side note I have not changed any Bios settings after the SSD Installations. I am told from sources outside of EE that I should be messing with the Sata settings and turning on AHCI.  I will wait for advice from this case.

Your assistance is truly appreciated.
armgonAsked:
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armgonAuthor Commented:
I attached a couple of screens.

I am also going thru the rebuild process one more time and will let it run over night to assure the machine does not power off and stops the progress.
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rindiCommented:
Rather than using your PC's fake-RAID controller, to provide RAID 1, do the RAID from within your OS. That is much more reliable and also performs far better than fake-RAID controllers do.

Besides that, SSD's, particularly the cheap consumer versions, aren't optimized for RAID.
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armgonAuthor Commented:
I keep the drives out of raid. They have not degraded yet. I had the M6600 running for 4 days straight now.
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