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Hello guys,

I have recently purchased a second Kingston HyperX 3k 240 GB SSD and created a RAID 0 array with the same one I had been using for almost a year now. Is it ok to RAID two identical drives that are of different age (old and new in my case)?
What should I know to keep things in check? I am running the latest version of Intel's RST enterprise and from what I read the TRIM function is now running. Is TRIM a function that carries itself out automatically or do I have to activate it manually? If you've got tips I would love to hear them.

Thanks.
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Shouldn't be bad, I'd put them on the same firmware beforehand.

My server has RAID 5 drive members that are 10,000 of power on hours time apart.
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Hello guys,

I have recently purchased a second Kingston HyperX 3k 240 GB SSD and created a RAID 0 array with the same one I had been using for almost a year now. Is it ok to RAID two identical drives that are of different age (old and new in my case)?

thats fine.
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What should I know to keep things in check? I am running the latest version of Intel's RST enterprise and from what I read the TRIM function is now running. Is TRIM a function that carries itself out automatically or do I have to activate it manually? If you've got tips I would love to hear them.

Thanks.

his part i am not sure updated on TRIM and RAID 0
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Shouldn't be bad, I'd put them on the same firmware beforehand.

My server has RAID 5 drive members that are 10,000 of power on hours time apart.

I made sure that they were both updated with the latest firmware before creating the RAID array. In benchmark test however, the write speeds can varry from 350-450 MB/s and are on the low end of what this configuration should give me. Sequential reads are always around 1 GB/s
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What controller/board are you using?
Also, RAID 0 is usually a sequential based performance increase. The others shouldn't correlate so drastically.
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