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So I picked up a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD. I plan on running it in my system below,with the Rampage III Extreme. I am presented with two options: run it on a native ICH10R SATA2 port, or from the Marvel 9128 SATA3 controller.

Essentially which port is better to run it off and why? And am I still able to maintain a RAID 0 array on the ICH10R regardless of what port I run it on? I'm thinking run it off the native ICH10R for TRIM support (I don't think the Marvel supports TRIM?) and also because third party controllers generally aren't that good. From the limited research I've done it seems like people say only the 9182 and up can appropriately handle SSDs.
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Trim is good, you always want trim.

Is trim even possible for raid on non intel boards?
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Trim is good, you always want trim.

Is trim even possible for raid on non intel boards?
I don't really know, that's why I was asking. I mean if I have RAID enabled in the bios and I'm just using two other drives in an array, and then have the SSD NOT in the array, do I lose TRIM support then? Because I still want to maintain a RAID 0 array for my main stuff, the SSD as a boot drive, and a single 2TB drive for backups.
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So I picked up a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD. I plan on running it in my system below,with the Rampage III Extreme. I am presented with two options: run it on a native ICH10R SATA2 port, or from the Marvel 9128 SATA3 controller.

Essentially which port is better to run it off and why? And am I still able to maintain a RAID 0 array on the ICH10R regardless of what port I run it on? I'm thinking run it off the native ICH10R for TRIM support (I don't think the Marvel supports TRIM?) and also because third party controllers generally aren't that good. From the limited research I've done it seems like people say only the 9182 and up can appropriately handle SSDs.
You will need a P67 or above chipset for maximum support an performace from ur M4.
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I don't really know, that's why I was asking. I mean if I have RAID enabled in the bios and I'm just using two other drives in an array, and then have the SSD NOT in the array, do I lose TRIM support then? Because I still want to maintain a RAID 0 array for my main stuff, the SSD as a boot drive, and a single 2TB drive for backups.
You only have one SSD? If it's not in raid, it'll have TRIM. It doesn't matter that your other hard drives are in raid.
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Plug it to the ICH10R, better random performance.

TRIM will work as long as the SSD itself is not in RAID with another SSD.
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Plug it to the ICH10R, better random performance.

TRIM will work as long as the SSD itself is not in RAID with another SSD.
^ This. Marvell is just uber bad.. Both the controller and the drivers. Plus, it doesn't support TRIM. And yes, you can run your SSD while in RAID mode, it will automatically operate in AHCI if it is only one drive.
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