Installation Windows 11 Manjaro, RAID or AHCI

Any recommendations for setting up a new dual boot system regarding stability and speed on a Dell Latitude 3490. Wonder what to choose between SW Raid and AHCI in bios settings? The hibernation feature will not work I guess with AHCI? I have 16gB RAM, so the idea was to use half of this as swap partition. Win 11 and Manjaro on a single Samsung 980 nVME m.2 SSD. What settings in UEFI Bios to choose?


Why wouldn’t it?

I think you have a misunderstanding of what SWAP is. Using half of your RAM as SWAP partition makes no sense. Swap - Manjaro

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In addition to what @omano said…

  • Make sure your system boots in UEFI mode only. In other words, disable CSM (alias legacy BIOS support).

  • Disable Secure Boot.

  • Disable the Hybrid Boot feature of Windows if you want to access your NTFS volumes from within Manjaro.

Ok Tnx, so if I wanna have hibernation, it better be 20-32GB size swap partition, wow that’s a lot…

What advantages are there using AHCI over SW RAID for the system? Is it faster? Was under impression that WIN11 would benefit of the RAID setting, but perhaps I am totally out.

You only have one disk so you can not do RAID. Also if it is a software RAID you’ll have issues setting that up in Linux/Windows dual boot scenario, I think, but again, you can’t do a RAID of any sort as you only have one disk.

It would be good for you if you do a little research before asking basic question. I understand it is easier to ask everything, but that doesn’t benefits you in any way on the long run, if you don’t start to try to learn by yourself at least the basics.

Thanks for the warm welcome into this forum btw… I have been using Manjaro for years, and love the system, but replies like this make me just feel like a bigger idiot than I am, unfortunately not all can be as enlighted as others.

So back to the case, I have googled, read in all sort of WIKI’s so a short explanation cut out from Wikipedia reply don’t benefit no none, I was of course not thinking of a RAID set of disks into my laptop. I am stupid, but not that stupid.

I sort of expected and would have appreciate some pros/cons of either settings to use in real life from any advanced mentors in here more than just BS, ex benchmark etc as a general IRL tip. Again, it is not just thrown out instead of reading, trying to learn, but some of these advanced settings are a bit confusing, just wanted some tips regarding a fresh set-up.
From DELL:

RAID ON mode: enables the port remapping hardware in the Intel CPU. The remapping hardware is necessary for the Intel RST driver to load the NVMe controller provided by the SSD against the Intel AHCI controller in the CPU. This is required for the Intel RST driver to enumerate NVMe SSD. Also enables support for RAID 0/1/5/10 ( RAID level availability varies by system model ).
AHCI Mode: In this mode NVMe SSDs are enumerated by StorNVMe which is the Windows inbox driver. Implying that in this mode the NVME drive does not work with the motherboard’s AHCI controller, shown in the below illustration:

I’m not really here to manage people’s issues with their feelings. I giving you a good advice, now take it or leave it, that’s not my problem, but the “blame game” and this kind of replies will not getting you far. Now I’ll not reply anymore to your thread, as you consider my replies as ■■■■■■■■■■■ Have a nice day.

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I am not sure what I expected when joining this forum, perhaps a friendly advice or practical guidance. After googling for days, I must admit it is a bit frustrating. We are all a bit different from the masses, using Linux, even more by using Manjaro. I love Manjaro, of course the knowledge is noway close to setting up an Arch syste, I do not have either time or want to dig that deep into the material.

Still I love the free software away from Mr. Gates arms, and find it interesting to see how powerful and good it is. Of course Win11 is a bit easier, just plug and play. So people with dual boot are not uncommon, and not always as deep into the technical as the Arch specialists.

I feel it was a valid point to ask here, but perhaps newbies are not welcome, even if they try as good as they can, it is good to get some advice’s and directed a path to go…So I am as far as when I signed up for an account unfortunately. Perhaps I just should wipe Manjaro off and reinstall into RAID mode to see my benchmarks vs AHCI mode?

You can’t use RST with linux

because there is no “Intel RST driver” in linux.
Linux has his own ways to do RAID, hibernation … You have to adapt to the way your linux works. To be able to adapt, you need to read a lot, or follow advice.

Switch from Windows - how to use GNU/Linux:

Dual boot with windows:

You need to have “at least” the 16gB so hibernation can save the RAM to your SSD. You do not need more.

maybe just terms as “Raid mode” or “RST intel Mode” is something that use chipset Raid for windows or any apps or UEFI motherboard function , but
on Linux systems Raid all are done by Soft Raid ( not hardware raid ( pci ) or chipset raid from motherboard )

the most reason are:
if the hardware raid or chipset raid is falling , how can you retrieve your datas ?