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Should NCQ be enabled or disabled? And what about write cache?

Yes, disable NCQ - you won't benefit from that on an SSD, in fact, it'll slow thinks down a bit.

The write cache is up to you really, But I would recommend it to anyone using a fast speed raid array.
What it does is, it caches the data you write to the array, in order to write it later when the array isn't occupied doing other things.

That means, if your system crashes before the cache has been written to the array, the data will be lost - in worst case leading to a currupted OS.

You should read up, if you haven't already, on things to disable in windows, when using SSDs.
It'll give your SSD a longer life, and also in some cases increase the performance.

Personally I have disabled:
System restore - who needs that anyway tongue.gif
Windows search (service)
Page file - you can move this to another (spinning) drive if you like.

Hope this helps you optimize your SSD array.

/NwP
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Came from 2x 10K RPM Raptors in RAID 0 to this Crucial M4.

Would pick the M4 any day. Quieter and a billion times faster.

Get a SSD for OS and games and a big HDD for music and movies.
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He has already purchased ssd's
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Should NCQ be enabled or disabled? And what about write cache?
Yes, disable NCQ - you won't benefit from that on an SSD, in fact, it'll slow thinks down a bit.
The write cache is up to you really, But I would recommend it to anyone using a fast speed raid array.
What it does is, it caches the data you write to the array, in order to write it later when the array isn't occupied doing other things.
That means, if your system crashes before the cache has been written to the array, the data will be lost - in worst case leading to a currupted OS.
You should read up, if you haven't already, on things to disable in windows, when using SSDs.
It'll give your SSD a longer life, and also in some cases increase the performance.
Personally I have disabled:
System restore - who needs that anyway tongue.gif
Windows search (service)
Page file - you can move this to another (spinning) drive if you like.
Hope this helps you optimize your SSD array.
/NwP
Ehh...NCQ enabled sped up my friends SSDs in RAID 0...

Read this post: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread/110#post_16031621

Also he had the same issue with RAID Xpert and fixed it.
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Yes, disable NCQ - you won't benefit from that on an SSD, in fact, it'll slow thinks down a bit.
No, you WANT NCQ.


SSDs internally are RAID of independent NAND chips. This allows near simutaneous access to 4-10 channels. NCQ allows the controller to fill up with commands which the SSD can handle since it has so many channels.



http://techreport.com/articles.x/15433
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According to Intel, its SSDs are so fast that NCQ helps to compensate for latency encountered in the host PC. Even today's fastest systems take some time (time is relative in the microsecond world of the SSD) between when a request is completed and another one is issued. Queuing up multiple requests can keep a solid-state drive busy during this downtime, and the X25-M is capable of stacking requests 32 deep.

Edited by DuckieHo - 1/20/12 at 8:59am
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No, you WANT NCQ.
SSDs internally are RAID of independent NAND chips. This allows near simutaneous access to 4-10 channels. NCQ allows the controller to fill up with commands which the SSD can handle since it has so many channels.
http://techreport.com/articles.x/15433
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According to Intel, its SSDs are so fast that NCQ helps to compensate for latency encountered in the host PC. Even today's fastest systems take some time (time is relative in the microsecond world of the SSD) between when a request is completed and another one is issued. Queuing up multiple requests can keep a solid-state drive busy during this downtime, and the X25-M is capable of stacking requests 32 deep.

Thank you for clarifying this, Duckie - I stand corrected.

/NwP
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Ok, so 109gb is not enough space for me for my games and apps. I am going to add two more 60's in my RAID 0 array. Not that it matters but will that slow things down or speed up or stay the same?
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Ok, so 109gb is not enough space for me for my games and apps. I am going to add two more 60's in my RAID 0 array. Not that it matters but will that slow things down or speed up or stay the same?

Speed things up
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Well, the Egg had 'em on sale for 79.99 so I jumped on two more. Should be here tomorrow then we'll see what four in raid 0 can do. Should give me some gb breathing room.thumb.gif
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Four drives installed and benched. Results:
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