Economical, Very Fast if you RAID 0 With Two SSD, bit my single PCIE ssd with large gap..

A Review On: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)

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Pros: Fast Speed, Economical, more fast with SATA III Raid 0

Cons: NIL

I am using Samsung 850 Evo 250G x 2 for Raid 0 array function. combine stripping of 500G of super Fast SSD disk space. of cos rebootable and speed bit my 256G PCIE Standalone SSD.

AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739.38088

Name: Intel Raid 0 Volume SCSI Disk Device
Firmware: 1.0.
Controller: iaStorA
Offset: 1024 K - OK
Size: 465.76 GB
Date: 4/28/2015 18:26:26
Read: 1031.27 MB/s
Write: 962.84 MB/s
Read: 47.82 MB/s
Write: 114.23 MB/s
Read: 653.12 MB/s
Write: 557.34 MB/s
Access Times:
Read: 0.049 ms
Write: 0.028 ms
Read: 804
Write: 768
Total: 1994


AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739.38088
Name: PLEXTOR PX-AG256M6e ATA Device
Firmware: 1.05
Controller: msahci
Offset: 1024 K - OK
Size: 238.47 GB
Date: 4/28/2015 18:42:30
Read: 678.09 MB/s
Write: 549.20 MB/s
Read: 31.43 MB/s
Write: 69.36 MB/s
Read: 243.07 MB/s
Write: 196.48 MB/s
Access Times:
Read: 0.088 ms
Write: 0.053 ms
Read: 342
Write: 321
Total: 844

I know there is lot of people unable or failed to raid 0 on X79 or X99 chipset on 2 ssd or more. So i bring full proof solution for raid 0 on X79 X99 series. Just follow wat i write step by step. do not deviate or be creative. X79 can raid two SSD. X99 raid Six ssd possible.

ASUS seems to have updated their Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise driver software V3.0.0.xxxx (e.g. 3011) package so use ASUS drivers rather than accidentally using the wrong drivers.Create a folder on Flash Drive e.g. 'RAID' containing extracted Intel RSTe V3.0.0 3011 drivers

First secure erase SSD - this will erase unwanted come along ssd solfwares - RIVE mobo bios provide solfware for secure erase ssd
A. Ctrl + I -> Deleted RAID - this check unwanted raid volume present. if present erase it else continue B .
B. Boot using either Windows Installer or other Formatting boot utility and delete any partitions, and reformat ; non-boot drives
C. BIOS, change Intel SATA -> RAID ; options may include Hot-swap (fine for data, never boot drives)
D. Ctrl + I -> Setup RAID; before OS if boot drive
E. Save and Exit = Yes

2. Before Re-Installing:
A. Shutdown and physically unplug ALL SATA cables to any non-boot drives
B. insert your already make RSTe usb driverj

3. Installing: Press F8 and Boot from window CD, select 'Install now ->'
A. Select Custom (Advanced)
B. Click on Load Driver, Browse RAID drivers from 'RAID' folder; examples:
'Flash Drive':\...RSTe_V300xxxx_XPWin7\RSTe_V300xxxx_XPWin 7\Driver\Disk\64bit\iaStorA.inf
C. load driver on usb drive and if you see error message prompt to load a 32bit sign with 64 bit driver. load 32bit from driver directory/32bit, you will find another driver ended with (64bit) this is sign driver and continue install window even you encounter another error message.
D. lastly installl rste solfware controller . And it is done.

Mostly plp encountered the message of 32 bit sign 64 bit driver , they discontinue the installation. And unable to raid x79.


Good info!
I am running one of these drives alone, and even without the RAID 0 they are just really impressive drives!!
I caught mine on sale for $99, and just couldn't find anything else that compares with it for the money.

I use the Samsung "Rapid mode" in Samsung Magician, and it GREATLY improved performance. Not sure if that function works in RAID or not, but you may want to give it a try.

Either way, nice numbers for mainstream SSD drives for sure!
Samsung sets the bar for SSD technology in my opinion, and they do it within reasonable prices of the competition.
A single drive is already so fast and i am using cheap Evo series. i am thinking how fast will it be if i using the Pro series.

I try using others brand before which i don't want to mention. in term of speed and $$$ - Samsung never let me down. 840 i drop on the floor a few time and it is still flying. I cannot imagine if the NVME technology available for samsung ssd .......rocket FAST