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i just ordered 4 of these...
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...371&CatId=5298

so im going to return the 4x40 agility 2 and put those 4x60 agility 3...how much of an improvement will i see,if its not alot should i just cancel the order.
    
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If you'll put them an SATA III then you'll see a good improvement. However I don't think you can all put them in the same array on SATA 3 as Intel ICH has only 2 ports while 2 others are probably on the Marvell controller - so it may not work to team them together.

My take: 2x Agility 3 on SATA3 could be as fast as 4x Agility 2 on SATA2. You'd be best just getting 2xAgility 3 120GB as Intel boards are limited to 2 disks if you want SATA3 and 4 disks on SATA2.
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Agree, you didn't think it through well enough when buying 4 identical drives. Your board only got 2 native SATA III ports and Marvell ports you should avoid like plague! You will have to use SATA II ports to run RAID 0 array with all 4 drives. Or you could indeed change them for 2 120GB drives. That's what I would do.
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This sabertooth p67 board has 4 sata 3 ports and 4 sata 2 ports
    
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Why would you RAID an SSD anyways? its fast enough + you lose TRIM over RAID :<
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tázï View Post
This sabertooth p67 board has 4 sata 3 ports and 4 sata 2 ports
As I said, you have 2 native (Intel) SATA III ports and 2 Marvell SATA III ports (which you MUST avoid!). So basically you have only 2 SATA III ports.

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Why would you RAID an SSD anyways? its fast enough + you lose TRIM over RAID :<
^ This.
post #7 of 9
I remember something where X58 board owners complained about their SATA 6Gbps performance due to the Marvell controller. Apparently the controller they had only supported speeds up to 400MB/s read and 200MB/s write (probably wrong numbers but something like that). I think the RAID performance was even worse. My suggestion is to keep the 4 Agility 2's for RAID 0, or buy 2 Agility 3's for RAID 0 using the SATA ports off the P67 chipset rather than using the ones off the Marvell controller.

P.S. If you didn't know yet, using RAID for SSDs gives up TRIM which prevents the slow down of the drive by handling garbage collection
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How long have you had the Agility 2s for? How can you return them?
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There still nder return policy,only 2 weeks old i have a month to return them
    
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