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Or will it be overkill?

Also can i reach 1Gb/s transfer rates with a P67 chipset??
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Ask yourself: what I you need that RAID performance for?

P67 is sufficent for two Vertex 3 drives since the P67 chipset has two native Sata3 ports.

In my opinion that is completely overkill and I wouldn't trade e-peen for TRIM.
    
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if you can afford it and want it...yes /thread lol
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Do you need the increase sequential performance?

Also, you probably will hit 700-800MB/s on the P67.
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I hit 1GB/sec seq read with my two V3 120GB MaxIOP drives in Raid 0 on Z68. I love loading levels way before anyone else in online games. Raid 0 ftw!
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Whats this about losing TRIM? Is it important??
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Whats this about losing TRIM? Is it important??
Not using TRIM causes performance loss over time. There is an alternative called Garbage Collection (GC), which is existent on every drive but is just an alternative and does not work as well as TRIM.

Unlike GC, TRIM has to be supported by the OS and the SSD controller in order to work, whereas GC just has to be supported by the SSD controller.
    
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post #8 of 11
Trim is currently supported by the latest Intel RAID driver. Also by your drives and your OS. Adding another drive to your array will not cause any trouble there. As for seeing any gain from a second drive, if you encode with VSO you will. Other than this I have found nothing else that would benefit so far. Currently I am searching for some useful app that can make use of these insane drive speeds but having no luck. It's up to you, it certainly will not hurt anything, but may not be of any great use at this present time.
Edited by t_russell - 6/1/11 at 5:20am
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TRIM barely makes a different on the Vertex 3. They have been tested thoroughly with extensive writes and re-writes. Overall, these newer sandforce controllers do a great job with their recycling techniques so GC is good enough. Me in the other hand and my old Vertex 1's... I have to leave overnight to let the GC go through just to build the performance back up...
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post #10 of 11
for me with vertex one dives the load time and boot ups where slower then just single vertex, granted 666 reads and 450 rights but slower over all. bf2 was 15 sec with 3 vertex and 1vertex is 7 sec. so raid not worth it. or is ocz.
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