Originally Posted by dratifk
Ok Good I'll keep the 6870. I was leaning toward the revo drive. Was just concerned about how hard it would be to setup. Havn'nt built a computer in years. But I know my way around one.
Just so you are aware, the Revodrive and other SSDs like it, do not support TRIM. It's because the Revodrive is basically like a dual GPU video card. It's running in RAID 0 and SSDs do not support TRIM in RAID.
I know the speeds are ridiculous, but the problem is it'll slow down I believe over time. So maybe buying a slower SATA 3 SSD maybe better?
Research it and decide, because I'm unsure at what rate it slows down at and how long it takes. It may be moot and by the time it's as slow as SATA 3 SSDs, they'll be cheaper and faster.
Also, quoted for Maximum PC:
The Revo ain’t perfect. You still have to install drivers manually via Device Manager, and load them with F6 if you’re going to install Windows to the RevoDrive. Some motherboards require a BIOS update in order to boot from the Revo, or only allow installation in specific PCI-E slots; check http://bit.ly/gRCZzT for a list of those motherboards.
Like its predecessor, the RevoDrive X2 lacks support for the Trim command but does include garbage-collecting algorithms that prevent it from getting too slow—indeed, after heavy use the drive was still humming along quite well.
This however was in a review for the RevoDrive X2, so I'm unsure if the same applies to the RevoDrive 3. Posted just in case during the building of the PC this happens, you'll know roughly what to do.Edited by pLuhhmm - 11/16/11 at 3:13pm