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hello Sean,

thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. I will be installing my new SSD perhaps a day from now, and just one more question after resetting to RAID or before resetting to RAID,

1. do i need to connect the new disk first?
Doesn't matter when you connect the new drive. You just need to change the SATA mode to RAID before you do anything else.
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2. instead of image from acronis is it possible to use the image created (RAID) in W7 backup and restore?
I wouldn't trust the Windows backup and restore for this, people have had issues with it. Honestly just using the Intel control center and migrating the drives to a RAID 0 works great, no need to create a system image and restore.
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3.which tab to expand OS drive, is it in BIOS or W7? tongue.gif

many thanks,

znarf
In disk management in Windows.
post #12 of 17
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Thanks man,

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actually i already got acronis that came with my Kingston SSD and i suppose i could use this, furthermore, if i switch to RAID, can i still avail of the TRIM function? actually i've already tried AHCI to RAID with single SSD drive and it works (followed your guide thumb.gif).

Please give your thoughts on this, which is better if i'll just buy a new 256Gb SSD (M4 crucial) or go with a new 128Gb and convert to RAID 0?

really appreciate your help.

many thanks,

znarf
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post #13 of 17
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Thanks man,

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actually i already got acronis that came with my Kingston SSD and i suppose i could use this, furthermore, if i switch to RAID, can i still avail of the TRIM function? actually i've already tried AHCI to RAID with single SSD drive and it works (followed your guide thumb.gif).
TRIM will work for the SSD(s) when it/they are not in a RAID 0 array. If they are in a RAID 0 array then there is no TRIM support. Only with the Intel 7 series chipsets does RAID 0 TRIM work. (except x79).
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Please give your thoughts on this, which is better if i'll just buy a new 256Gb SSD (M4 crucial) or go with a new 128Gb and convert to RAID 0?

really appreciate your help.

many thanks,

znarf
Up to you, if you want to go the cheaper way and get a little more speed then grab a second 128GB and convert to RAID 0. If you want a single drive and TRIM support then get a single 256GB drive...which you can always RAID 0 for a larger array later on. biggrin.gif
post #14 of 17
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Guys,

many thanks to all your replies, just made a decision, and i'll go for the 256Gb to replace my 128Gb for my desktop then it goes to my Toshiba Qosmio F30-140 running Windows XP Media Center.

Any recommendation for installing 128GB M4 on my Toshiba, i don't want to discard it though i bought it almost 6 years ago with Core Duo Centrino. tongue.gif e.g. TRIM tips for XPMC?


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I've read there are applications out there that can manually trim your drives, that's right isn't it?

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man, yeah

I've heard and read some of those but figure out its too complicated for me, i've used Auslogic on my current Kingston SSD V200+ which is on my notebook, but when i run fsutil, I can't see the zero value that denotes TRIM is enabled? oh BTW my notebook is running on Windows XP Media Center 32Bit. Thats why i'm asking if ever i install my 128Gb M4 would it be possible to obtain TRIM on the same system? any other applications?

thanks for your responses

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To be honest mate, the performance gains you get from RAID0 will offset the lack of trim anyway. You'll end up with a 1GB/s throughput...

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