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Ok. So my P67 PRO has only 2 6GB/s ports. Which would mean 1 SSD would need to be plugged into a 3GB/s port, while this is no where near ideal is this going to be a big problem? Would perfomance suffer greatly?

I'm not going to upgrade my mobo until 1150.
Plug the drives you plan on RAIDing into the SATA 6Gb/s ports and the one you aren't into the SATA 3Gb/s port.
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Plug the drives you plan on RAIDing into the SATA 6Gb/s ports and the one you aren't into the SATA 3Gb/s port.

Thats what I was thinking, but then wouldn't my boot drive be a lot slower running on 3Gb/s?
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Plug the drives you plan on RAIDing into the SATA 6Gb/s ports and the one you aren't into the SATA 3Gb/s port.

Thats what I was thinking, but then wouldn't my boot drive be a lot slower running on 3Gb/s?
no, random speeds matter, not seq max advertised speeds. Your boot may be 1 second slower at worst lol.
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no, random speeds matter, not seq max advertised speeds. Your boot may be 1 second slower at worst lol.

I can live with that. Thanks Sean.
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I'm now contemplating buying a single 512 GB drive instead but I would like some advice first.

Pros for a second 256GB M4:
  • Cheaper

Cons for a second 256GB M4 IN raid 0:
  • No TRIMM?
  • More cables
  • Not enough 6GB/s port for all 3 SSDs to run 6GB/s

Pros for a single 512GB:
  • TRIM
  • Less cables
  • Could use my current 256GB M4 as my boot drive and put my current boot drive 128GB M4 in a HTPC

Cons for a single 512GB:

  • More expensive


What do you think?

If I did go for a single 512GB should I go Crucial m4 or Samsung 840 PRO?
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I'm now contemplating buying a single 512 GB drive instead but I would like some advice first.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pros for a second 256GB M4:
  • Cheaper

Cons for a second 256GB M4 IN raid 0:
  • No TRIMM?
  • More cables
  • Not enough 6GB/s port for all 3 SSDs to run 6GB/s

Pros for a single 512GB:
  • TRIM
  • Less cables
  • Could use my current 256GB M4 as my boot drive and put my current boot drive 128GB M4 in a HTPC

Cons for a single 512GB:

  • More expensive


What do you think?

If I did go for a single 512GB should I go Crucial m4 or Samsung 840 PRO?

Oh, no, I totally forgot to respond to this thread! I'm so sorry. To answer your question about the bios modding; it's not that ASUS didn't think of implementing the bios changes themselves, but rather, you are manipulating the bios for the Z68 chipset to do TRIM over RAID0. Garikfox has kindly compiled all of these into a single OCN post that I keep bookmarked: http://www.overclock.net/t/1244232/asus-asrock-msi-gigabyte-bioss-with-updated-raid-orom/0_50. When I was using my Gigabyte Z68 motherboard, I had to do this with my existing Intel 330 240GB RAID array, but now that I've upgraded to an ASUS Z77 board, it's not necessary.

In my opinion, the biggest con you had with your 2x Crucial M4 was no TRIM support, and with the bios modification, it's a moot point. Not to mention Crucial M4's have pretty aggressive ITGC.

Sorry if I was late in my response...I totally overlooked this, until I found this thread on Google by accident! sadsmiley.gif
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4x Bitspower 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD 45-degree Dual Rot... 3x Bitspower 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD 90-degree Triple R... 1x Bitspower 45-degree Single Rotary Koolance VID-AR290X Rev 1.0  
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EK-FB GA Z87X-OC Force PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 3/8"ID... PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID... Magicool Extreme Triple 180mm x 35mm Slim Radiator 
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Koolance RP-452X2 Rev2.0 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP Corsair K90 
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Seasonic X-1250XM2 Silverstone FT02 (Modified) Razer Naga 2012 Sony Playstation 3 Mouse Pad 
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Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2... Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB (MZ-V5P512BW) Samsung 850 Pro 1TB x2 RAID0 WD Caviar Purple 6TB x2 
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Seagate 2TB ST32000542AS  Seagate ST4000LM016 4TB 2.5" x2 (FP58) Sony BD-5850H w/Silverstone FP58 PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
8x Barrow 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD Compression Fittings 2x Barrow 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD Compression Fittings 3x Barrow 40mm g1/4 Extenders 1x Barrow 30mm g1/4 Extender 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1x Barrow 20mm g1/4 Extender 5x Barrow 90-degree g1/4 Single Rotary Koolance RP-401X2 Rev 1.1 PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 3/8"ID... 
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Silverstone AP181 180mm Fan Scythe GentleTyphoon D1225C12B5AP-15 2x Swiftech MCP35X Koolance 380i 
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2x EK-FC1080 GTX Nickel+Acetal Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator Rev 2 Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 120mm Windows 10 Enterprise Build 1607 
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2x Crossover 324K w/Workrite Monitor Mounts Vizio 49" 4K M49-C1 Corsair K95 Cooler Master V1000 
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Silverstone TJ08B-E Razer Deathadder 2013 Corsair Gaming MM300 Grace Design m9xx DAC/Amplifier 
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Audeze LCD-X Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Sennheiser HD 6XX Massdrop Limited Edition AKG K7XX Massdrop Limited Edition 
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 
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Samsung 840 Pro 512GB Samsung M8 1TB 2.5" x4 Samsung F4EG 2TB x3 Seagate SV35 2TB x2 
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Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB x2 WD Caviar Green 2TB x1 Sony BD-5850H w/Silverstone FP58 Koolance 380i 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Swiftech MCP655B D5 Pumps XSPC M20 to G1/4" Fillport 1x Bitspower 90-degree Single Rotary 1x Bitspower 20mm g1/4 extender 
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2x Bitspower 10mm g1/4 extenders 2x Bitspower D-Plug Sets (BP-MBWP-C07) 2x Bitspower 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD Compression Fittings 1x Bitspower 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD Single Rotary Comp... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
4x Bitspower 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD 45-degree Dual Rot... 3x Bitspower 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD 90-degree Triple R... 1x Bitspower 45-degree Single Rotary Koolance VID-AR290X Rev 1.0  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FB GA Z87X-OC Force PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 3/8"ID... PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID... Magicool Extreme Triple 180mm x 35mm Slim Radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Koolance RP-452X2 Rev2.0 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP Corsair K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250XM2 Silverstone FT02 (Modified) Razer Naga 2012 Sony Playstation 3 Mouse Pad 
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Intel i7-4770k  Asus Maximus VI Hero [BIOS 1301] (Not bought yet) Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti WindForce ... G.Skill RipJawsX 16GB 1600Mhz [CL8] 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 256GB [Firmware 070H]  Crucial M4 256GB [Firmware 070H] Crucial M4 512GB [Firmware 070H] HGST Deskstar 7K4000 7200RPM 4TB 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM 1TB Western Digital My Passport 2TB [Backup] Western Digital My Passport 2TB [Backup] Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS External USB DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i /w 2x Noctua NF-F12 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Front Intake x2 Noctua NF-S12B FLX Rear Exhaust Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 64-Bit  ASUS VG278H 27" [120Hz 3D] Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS  Ducky Shine II TKL DK9087 [Cherry MX Browns] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX860 CoolerMaster 690 III Razer DeathAdder 3.5G/ Razer Naga 2012 Razer Goliathus Extended [Speed Edition] 
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Sennheiser HD 598  Corsair SP2500 2.1  Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 with built in Headphone Amp Razer Mouse Bungee  
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Corsair Black Sleeved Cables [Generation 2] BitFenix Black Sleeved Cables 
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Intel i5-2500K 4.5GHz  Asus P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 570 1.3GB Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB 1600Mhz [CL9] 
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Samsung 830 128GB SSD  Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200rpm Pioneer DVD-RW Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Samsung SyncMaster 22" 1080p SteelSeries 6Gv2 [Cherry Blacks] Corsair HX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 3.5G/ Naga 2012 Razer Goliathus Speed  Sennheiser HD 202 
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Tepig TY Beanie Mascot 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Asus M4A78-EM Sapphire ATI HD 5670 1GB  Kingston Hyper-X 2GB 1066MHz [CL 5] 
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Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM Pioneer DVD-RW Stock AMD Heatsink Windows XP SP3 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 256GB [Firmware 070H]  Crucial M4 256GB [Firmware 070H] Crucial M4 512GB [Firmware 070H] HGST Deskstar 7K4000 7200RPM 4TB 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM 1TB Western Digital My Passport 2TB [Backup] Western Digital My Passport 2TB [Backup] Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS External USB DVD-RW  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H100i /w 2x Noctua NF-F12 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Front Intake x2 Noctua NF-S12B FLX Rear Exhaust Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 64-Bit  ASUS VG278H 27" [120Hz 3D] Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS  Ducky Shine II TKL DK9087 [Cherry MX Browns] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX860 CoolerMaster 690 III Razer DeathAdder 3.5G/ Razer Naga 2012 Razer Goliathus Extended [Speed Edition] 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Sennheiser HD 598  Corsair SP2500 2.1  Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 with built in Headphone Amp Razer Mouse Bungee  
OtherOther
Corsair Black Sleeved Cables [Generation 2] BitFenix Black Sleeved Cables 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K 4.5GHz  Asus P8Z68-V PRO EVGA GTX 570 1.3GB Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB 1600Mhz [CL9] 
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Samsung 830 128GB SSD  Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200rpm Pioneer DVD-RW Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo 
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Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Samsung SyncMaster 22" 1080p SteelSeries 6Gv2 [Cherry Blacks] Corsair HX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 3.5G/ Naga 2012 Razer Goliathus Speed  Sennheiser HD 202 
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Tepig TY Beanie Mascot 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Asus M4A78-EM Sapphire ATI HD 5670 1GB  Kingston Hyper-X 2GB 1066MHz [CL 5] 
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Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 7200RPM Pioneer DVD-RW Stock AMD Heatsink Windows XP SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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