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HP Compaq Elite 8300 Small Form Factor PC (ENERGY STAR)

@Paul_Tikkanen@DGroves, et al,

 

Just noticed someone using a 1TB Intel "Raid 0 Volume" as the primary (boot) drive in an HP Elite 8300 SFF: HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF Performance Results - UserBenchmark.

 

I tried to make an M.2 NVMe SSD work as the primary boot drive in my HP Elite 8300 SFF as part of this HP legacy upgrade project: Solved: Upgrading HP Elite 8300 SFF - HP Support Community - 8509911, but other than seeing a really fast secondary data drive, BIOS never detected the M.2 drive as a bootable option.

 

 

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Any insights you can share how this "RAID" method works and how it can be implemented in the HP Elite 8300 SFF?  -Must have been asleep at the wheel when they taught RAID-stuff in PC 101, but I like to figure this out now.

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777


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as far as i'm aware the only bootable option for raid on that systems is either the onboard intel SATA matrix raid,  a true raid card (or a SAS HBA card) that has it's own onboard bios, and for current SSD's the LSI 93xx or the adaptec 7xxx series is required for best performance earlier model cards lack the necessary IOPS and are pci-e 2.0 which limits bandwidth

 

last, there are some dual/quad SSD cards that have the necessary components onboard to enable raid booting however these cards are not cheap and start around 200.00 and go up from there i've personally used these cards

 

 Highpoint SSD7103 (quad SSD card) about 500.00 USD

 

Adaptec 2277600-R RAID 8405  around 140.00 new, less on Ebay

 

i would  only consider the adaptec card for your 8300

 

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as far as i'm aware the only bootable option for raid on that systems is either the onboard intel SATA matrix raid,  a true raid card (or a SAS HBA card) that has it's own onboard bios, and for current SSD's the LSI 93xx or the adaptec 7xxx series is required for best performance earlier model cards lack the necessary IOPS and are pci-e 2.0 which limits bandwidth

 

last, there are some dual/quad SSD cards that have the necessary components onboard to enable raid booting however these cards are not cheap and start around 200.00 and go up from there i've personally used these cards

 

 Highpoint SSD7103 (quad SSD card) about 500.00 USD

 

Adaptec 2277600-R RAID 8405  around 140.00 new, less on Ebay

 

i would  only consider the adaptec card for your 8300

 

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