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The lack of TRIM in a RAID configuration for ssd's is another topic people debate. The posts in this link by member MushkinSean are a nice little read: http://www.mushkingames.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=18832#wrap

i read that. but in all honesty, i dont plan on keeping these drives for more than a year or 2 at most. im always upgrading something. so the lack of TRIM support shouldnt affect the read/write speeds that much for me to worry. thats even if it affects it at all.

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also, whats a good benchmark to test a ssd. i read that ATTO is pretty reliable. i was also informed last night that benchmarking a ssd can cause it to wear faster than normal use. can anyone confirm/deny this? i dont plan on benching every day, but i would like to check my read/speeds every so often
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i read that. but in all honesty, i dont plan on keeping these drives for more than a year or 2 at most. im always upgrading something. so the lack of TRIM support shouldnt affect the read/write speeds that much for me to worry. thats even if it affects it at all.
Hey man wait till next year when the price per gigabyte goes down by a lot. At least thats my plan. I'm hoping to at least get a 250Gb for around 300ish or cheaper next year....well one can hope right?

And I know raids don't support trim, but they support Garbage Collection no?
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If its an Intel controller, it'll still support TRIM in RAID mode, by just installing the Intel Rapid Storage controller driver.

Marvell controllers = no TRIM at all. And nowhere NEAR the rated 6Gb/s, and you may or may not get random stuttering.

Avoid Marvell controllers....

I'm logging out now, before I go on a huge OCN wide rant on this stupid Marvell controller.
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If its an Intel controller, it'll still support TRIM in RAID mode, by just installing the Intel Rapid Storage controller driver.

Marvell controllers = no TRIM at all. And nowhere NEAR the rated 6Gb/s, and you may or may not get random stuttering.

Avoid Marvell controllers....

I'm logging out now, before I go on a huge OCN wide rant on this stupid Marvell controller.
You sure on the trim support in raid? There was an article that said it did, but was wrong. I haven't seen anything else supporting that fact. Can you infor me?
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If its an Intel controller, it'll still support TRIM in RAID mode, by just installing the Intel Rapid Storage controller driver.

Marvell controllers = no TRIM at all. And nowhere NEAR the rated 6Gb/s, and you may or may not get random stuttering.

Avoid Marvell controllers....

I'm logging out now, before I go on a huge OCN wide rant on this stupid Marvell controller.

i didnt know this. how can i tell if my motherboard has an intel controller for the sata ports? i know the 2 black sata ports use the jmicron controller, but i have those disabled. i looked in the manual but i didnt see anything about it.
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You won't have an Intel controller on an AMD board, but here are the specs for the ports:

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AMD SB950 controller :
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
JMicron® JMB362 controller :
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
1 x Power eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), green
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), red
http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD...specifications
post #127 of 5384
Awesome, but just thought I should add that the OP should include "disable scheduled defragmentation".

No need to defrag an SSD when the I/O on it is ridiculous compared to an HDD
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i didnt know this. how can i tell if my motherboard has an intel controller for the sata ports? i know the 2 black sata ports use the jmicron controller, but i have those disabled. i looked in the manual but i didnt see anything about it.
You don't have an Intel controller. Your AMD SB950 controls the brown ssd ports.
    
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Hey man wait till next year when the price per gigabyte goes down by a lot. At least thats my plan. I'm hoping to at least get a 250Gb for around 300ish or cheaper next year....well one can hope right? And I know raids don't support trim, but they support Garbage Collection no?
That's what everyone was saying last year as well. Unfortunately, I don't see it dropping by a large margin anytime soon.
    
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Awesome, but just thought I should add that the OP should include "disable scheduled defragmentation".

No need to defrag an SSD when the I/O on it is ridiculous compared to an HDD
I think its been talked about that Windows 7 will auto turn off defrag when it installed on an SSD. That and if you run the Windows Experience performance tool and when it detects an SSD it will adjust it accordingly.
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