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How do I disable RAID-0 in the bios for Predator Triton 700?

DaledantisDaledantis Member Posts: 8

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I have a Predator Triton 700 whose internals I've been meaning to upgrade for a while. I wanted to upgrade one of the ssds to a 1TB version while also keeping one of the OEM drives preinstalled(the latter is optional). I also wanted to dual-boot to Linux/Windows and thus want to disable the RAID-0 configuration in the bios( aside from the fact that RAID-0 essentially doubles one's risk of a drive failure and complete data loss). I've looked at many forums, a lot of which state that Ctrl+S or Fn+Tab unlocks an Advanced version of the Bios. I've tried all of these methods to no avail. I've also tried this method(https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/538010/triton-700-upgrade-from-2x256gb-raid-0-to-a-single-512gb-samsung-evo-pro#latest) which doesn't seem to work either. Is there anyone who can help me out?
Thanks

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  • StevenGenStevenGen ACE Posts: 1,842 Pathfinder
    I have a Predator Triton 700 whose internals I've been meaning to upgrade for a while. I wanted to upgrade one of the ssds to a 1TB version while also keeping one of the OEM drives preinstalled(the latter is optional). I also wanted to dual-boot to Linux/Windows and thus want to disable the RAID-0 configuration in the bios( aside from the fact that RAID-0 essentially doubles one's risk of a drive failure and complete data loss). I've looked at many forums, a lot of which state that Ctrl+S or Fn+Tab unlocks an Advanced version of the Bios. I've tried all of these methods to no avail. I've also tried this method(https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/538010/triton-700-upgrade-from-2x256gb-raid-0-to-a-single-512gb-samsung-evo-pro#latest) which doesn't seem to work either. Is there anyone who can help me out?
    Thanks

    You don’t have to do anything, just uninstall the Intel IRST and don’t worry about the BIOS RAID settings as that will not affect your newly installed SSD drive to work in AHCI. The RAID-0 only works if you set it up as RAID-0, it just doesn’t automatically go into RAID-0 mode. After you have installed your new SSD activate TRIM within cmd prompt as that will give you further performance increase to your new SSD, simple.  


  • DaledantisDaledantis Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    So basically, I take out the older SSDs, replace them with a single 1tb one, and delete IRST while restoring my data? Or do it the other way around? I'm new at this and don't have much of a clue. I've backed up my data.
  • DaledantisDaledantis Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    I have done everything that was needed to be done and have upgraded to a new drive. Now I'm facing a new problem. I want to dual-boot Windows and Linux into two separate drives. I managed to get Windows into my main 1TB SSD. While trying to install Ubuntu on one of the older drives, this message pops up:
    "This computer uses Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology). You need to turn off RST before installing Ubuntu. For instructions, open this page: help.ubuntu.com/rst".

    How do I handle this?
    Should I create a different thread for this question?

  • busu3busu3 Member Posts: 552 Seasoned Specialist
    I actually was in the same situation about 3 weeks ago. This worked for me:

  • DaledantisDaledantis Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    The problem is that Acer has locked me out of my bios. Apparently, that can't be worked around without a bios flash that I don't plan to do anytime soon.
  • DaledantisDaledantis Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    Would I be able to avoid this if I format the 256 gig drive? Or maybe use Debian instead?
  • busu3busu3 Member Posts: 552 Seasoned Specialist
    The problem is that Acer has locked me out of my bios. Apparently, that can't be worked around without a bios flash that I don't plan to do anytime soon.
    Locked out of bios means there is a password?
  • DaledantisDaledantis Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    No no. What I meant was that Acer has prevented me from using advanced options such as changing the interface mode from RAID to AHCI(which would precisely fix the problem of dual-booting with Windows and Ubuntu).
  • busu3busu3 Member Posts: 552 Seasoned Specialist
    So you pressed F2 key and the AHCI option is greyed out?
  • DaledantisDaledantis Member Posts: 8

    Tinkerer

    Exactly. It doesn't make any sense since Acer hasn't even provided a method to actually unlock it.

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