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I'm currently contemplating selling my maxiops and replacing it with 2 Agility3's in raid0.
Would it be worth the effort changing?
I'm not to concerned about trim. I already have raid enabled for my hdds so I'm not sure if the trim command is being passed down to the ssd.
It turns out to be the same cost either way, one of the reasons I'm considering changing.
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There won't be a big real world noticeable difference. Only in benchmarks.

You will lose TRIM indeed, which is not so good if you want to keep the performance of your drive at max for as long as possible.

In RAID array, the drive doesn't receive the TRIM coomands. However, if it is a single drive which operates in RAID mode, it will receive TRIM commands (in case of single drive in RAID mode it simply switches to AHCI automatically).

I would stay with a single drive to be honest. Not worth the effort, time and money.
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Ah, I didn't know that about raid switching to ahci for a single drive. That actually makes alot of sense now.
The main reason I wasn't worried about trim is that I haven't read anything that confirms amd driver compatibility with trim.
I haven't noticed a performance drop though, but I've only had it for a couple of weeks.
Thanks for you opinion, I need to consider the real world performance more often

Btw how are you finding the c300? I was thinking about getting one of those but I couldn't find any stores in Aus that had stock
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Ah, I didn't know that about raid switching to ahci for a single drive. That actually makes alot of sense now.
The main reason I wasn't worried about trim is that I haven't read anything that confirms amd driver compatibility with trim.
I haven't noticed a performance drop though, but I've only had it for a couple of weeks.
Thanks for you opinion, I need to consider the real world performance more often

Btw how are you finding the c300? I was thinking about getting one of those but I couldn't find any stores in Aus that had stock
Not sure about AMD either to be honest. I am very positive about C300. Got it myself and very happy. There is a newer version of it - m4. Buy whichever is cheaper of them, they are almost identical.
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