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Hey guys, just wondering what the best way to do this might be. I have 1 128gb crucial m4 and am looking to get another for raid 0. What's the best way to move my os to this, or would it just be easier to reinstall?
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You are going to want to run a fresh format. Keep in mind your SSD will degrade while running in RAID 0.
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You are going to want to run a fresh format. Keep in mind your SSD will degrade while running in RAID 0.

Thanks! +rep

How much degradation are we talking about?
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This is my general understanding of the topic and do not have any first hand experience, I only know what I have heard here from people.

Well when you run them in RAID, the TRIM feature is disabled which keeps the read/write from being optimized which slowly will corrupt the r/w speeds as I understand. Eventually you will get to a point where 1 of your SSDs is faster than the raid option, it will also kill their resale value. I'm not aware of any fixes for it but looking around for more information is in your best interest besides going off of what I said.

A possible better option if you had the Z68 chipset instead of P67 would be to get another small SSD and set it up as SSD caching for your HDD array however it may be configured. It will use part of your SSD as RAM for the HDD more or less which I don't believe improves initial read times all that much, but would really help write speeds up to a certain point as it will go to the SSD quick and then feed it to the HDD. but once again this is just my general understanding of the feature.
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Hey guys, just wondering what the best way to do this might be. I have 1 128gb crucial m4 and am looking to get another for raid 0. What's the best way to move my os to this, or would it just be easier to reinstall?

Intel Storage Controller allows migration so there is no need to reinstall: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-020674.htm
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"RAID Ready" to 2-drive RAID 0
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This is doable in freebsd. I'm just saying smile.gif
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This is doable in freebsd. I'm just saying smile.gif

That's greek to me, whats freebsd?
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This is my general understanding of the topic and do not have any first hand experience, I only know what I have heard here from people.
Well when you run them in RAID, the TRIM feature is disabled which keeps the read/write from being optimized which slowly will corrupt the r/w speeds as I understand. Eventually you will get to a point where 1 of your SSDs is faster than the raid option, it will also kill their resale value. I'm not aware of any fixes for it but looking around for more information is in your best interest besides going off of what I said.
A possible better option if you had the Z68 chipset instead of P67 would be to get another small SSD and set it up as SSD caching for your HDD array however it may be configured. It will use part of your SSD as RAM for the HDD more or less which I don't believe improves initial read times all that much, but would really help write speeds up to a certain point as it will go to the SSD quick and then feed it to the HDD. but once again this is just my general understanding of the feature.

The next version of IRST will include TRIM support for raid 0 from what I understand, so I'm not too worried about it. smile.gif
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This is doable in freebsd. I'm just saying smile.gif

That's greek to me, whats freebsd?

It's a operating system.
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Intel Storage Controller allows migration so there is no need to reinstall: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-020674.htm
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"RAID Ready" to 2-drive RAID 0

Thanks! So how do I do that?
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Thanks! So how do I do that?

Is your SATA Mode in RAID?
If not, is it in AHCI?
......If true, set to RAID mode.
......If false, it is in IDE/Compatiblity Mode. Additional steps will be required to switch to AHCI/RAID mode.


Once in RAID mode, open up the RST application and select your two drives for migration.
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