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So i just scored a 2nd Vertex 2 for peanuts, i know its an old drive but i couldnt resist for the price and i have one already so i may play around with raid.

I have questions.....1st, is it still the case that there will be no Trim if i raid the drives? (and is it worth worrying about anyway?)

2nd, what do you think i should do ? raid? or use the 2nd as a standalone drive for my most played games? or even raid and use some space on raid for most played games?

Again..i know the Vertex 2 is old tech, but its in the post now tongue.gif
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1. Yes there will be no trim

2. I have raided v2s in the past just to try it out, not really worth it.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 9/6/12 at 9:29am
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Ok, thanks Andrew thumb.gif
Will just use it for the games i play most.
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I use mine for VMs, really makes a difference when you're running 4+ VMs smile.gif
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Also, keep in mind that your system can become even faster if you split up simultaneous workloads between the two SSDs. For example, if you put your temporary folder on there then unzipping a compressed file on your primary SSD will become faster since the computer will be able to dedicate one drive to reads and the other to writes (winRAR unzips to your temp folder and then moves the file to whatever location it's going to). Same goes for video transcoding.
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Also, keep in mind that your system can become even faster if you split up simultaneous workloads between the two SSDs. For example, if you put your temporary folder on there then unzipping a compressed file on your primary SSD will become faster since the computer will be able to dedicate one drive to reads and the other to writes (winRAR unzips to your temp folder and then moves the file to whatever location it's going to). Same goes for video transcoding.

My Temp folder is already on a ram disk but thanks for mentioning that, your Temp folder being on an SSD or RamDisk makes for a great performance boost in archive managing thumb.gif
I have decided that on monday im gona actually just try Raid0 out on the drives and see what i think, thing is i want a utility like Acronis True Home that i can run off usb/cd independant to Windows that can make backups of Raid0 arrays.

I am aware that Acronis can already make backups of Raid0 arrays but only from within windows as drivers would already be loaded, but it wont work of the Acronis boot up disk outside of windows mad.gif
What can i use outside windows preferably run from usb drive that will have be able to see the Rai0 array and make a backup???
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