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post #11 of 28
Random read doesn't really improve with RAID.
The main thing you'd gain is sequential performance (which isn't worth it to me).
Might as well get more storage.
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post #12 of 28
I see no reason to not go with the raid. You are getting the same storage amount, etc. Only losing TRIM, which isn't a huge deal for you. I would wait on the new version though, the on talked about earlier.
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Well I just ordered the drives, decided to go with the two 120GB's. Arriving on Wednesday. I will post back here with benchmarks when they're installed.
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Just out of curiosity, why are people saying the TRIM doesn't matter? isn't the speed going to degrade over time without it in RAID?
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Garbage collection doesn't work as fast as TRIM would.
Given enough time, GC does just fine on its own.
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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
2x Vertex 3 120GB RAID0 on P67 intel 6G Ports (128k Stripe size)

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?...post1037091856

Plus the screenshot shows it's using the iaStor driver, which is intel onboard.
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Just bought the Vertex 3 240GB/Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3. Installed Win7 Pro 64 last night ran AS SSD today and my read speed is at 351 and write 255. Could someone please give or point me to the BIOS guide for configuring this drive for its best preformance. I have the drive connected to the white sata port via 6.0 short cable and i have the controller set to IDE, maybe thats the problem, when I changed to AHCI mode the system wouldnt boot into windows. please help me out guys and please dont bash me, this is all new and exciting for me. thanks alot. REX
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Originally Posted by flexdaddyz71;13356473 
Just bought the Vertex 3 240GB/Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3. Installed Win7 Pro 64 last night ran AS SSD today and my read speed is at 351 and write 255. Could someone please give or point me to the BIOS guide for configuring this drive for its best preformance. I have the drive connected to the white sata port via 6.0 short cable and i have the controller set to IDE, maybe thats the problem, when I changed to AHCI mode the system wouldnt boot into windows. please help me out guys and please dont bash me, this is all new and exciting for me. thanks alot. REX

If you are changing from IDE to AHCI with an existing install, you need to do a small fix for it to work. Details here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
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post #19 of 28
thanks! that worked, had to change the bios settings from ide to ahci in two places, but my read speed is now 521. way better. does anyone know of the safe overclocking settings in BIOS for this board using 2600K????
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btw, i may add another 240 and run this baby in a raid0
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