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I'm about to start my first forray into RAID and I wanted to know which specs I should specifically pay attention to when buying SSD's. I assume the transfer rates via SATA 2 & 3 are thrown out. But if nothing else much matters, other than brand reliability, I will just buy 2-4 of the cheaper SSD's instead of the one recently released. I will be using the RAID controller that comes with my RIVE.

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If you want TRIM to work with the SSD in raid you will have to buy Intel SSD as they are the only drives I know of that have drivers that allow the pass through of the TRIM commands. But it requires that you are using the onboard raid controller with Intel's Solid-State drives.
 
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Pretty much just go the fastest you can afford/want. Those speeds will just be augmented when they are "RAIDed". Don't worry too much about the TRIM commands in my research I found that it isn't that big of a deal. Especially if you have an SSD that has a built in "garbage collection" feature. It would be best if you found a drive with that.
My Crucial M4s have it and they are doing great in RAID 0.
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Originally Posted by ceteris View Post

Hey OCN

I'm about to start my first forray into RAID and I wanted to know which specs I should specifically pay attention to when buying SSD's. I assume the transfer rates via SATA 2 & 3 are thrown out. But if nothing else much matters, other than brand reliability, I will just buy 2-4 of the cheaper SSD's instead of the one recently released. I will be using the RAID controller that comes with my RIVE.

Thanks!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_SeansrecommendedSSDs
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post

If you want TRIM to work with the SSD in raid you will have to buy Intel SSD as they are the only drives I know of that have drivers that allow the pass through of the TRIM commands. But it requires that you are using the onboard raid controller with Intel's Solid-State drives.
WRONG,

The SSD being Intel or not has NOTHING to do with TRIM support in RAID 0. You need Intel's RAID OROM 11.6 and higher and Intel IRST 11.0 and newer for RAID 0 TRIM support on any TRIM supporting SSD RAID 0 array.

X79 currently has no RAID 0 TRIM support.
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Pretty much just go the fastest you can afford/want. Those speeds will just be augmented when they are "RAIDed". Don't worry too much about the TRIM commands in my research I found that it isn't that big of a deal. Especially if you have an SSD that has a built in "garbage collection" feature. It would be best if you found a drive with that.
My Crucial M4s have it and they are doing great in RAID 0.

All SSDs have garbage collection...
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Wow motherload of information. Thanks Sean thumb.gif
    
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Well he is the Storage Editor for a REALLY good reason, the info I typed was what I remembered.
 
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