I have successfully installed Windows 8 Pro x64 on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe board on a SSD under UEFI/secure boot mode. Used the following settings:
SATA Mode = AHCI
Fastboot = enabled
CSM = enabled
Secureboot = Windows UEFI
Everything works fine. Qcode = AO, performance is excellent etc. System information shows:
BIOS Mode = UEFI
Secure boot state = ON
SSD partitioned to GPT
I now want to create a RAID1 volume on which to store my data. I understand that ideally one has to set SATA mode to RAID before installing windows in order to make the creation of RAID volumes possible.
However, is it possible to convert my present AHCI system to a RAID system without re-installing windows? I heard that some registry settings will do the trick.
A possible alternative kind of RAID1?
I have been checking the user manual of this board and on page 3.39 there is a description of Drive Expert Mode. It can be set to Normal Mode, Super Speed or EZ Backup, where EZ Backup means: "Allows you to use the EZ Backup function that copies and maintains an identical image of data from the SATA6G_E1 drive to the SATA6G_E2 drive".
How different is this from the RAID function set up with Ctr-I? Is it better or worse in terms of fault tolerance and performance?
Many thanks for any advice.