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Upgrading my M4 128GB

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I daytrade on 6 screens with a lot of multitasking, so I need my Windows to be snappy, fast and reliable!

Looking for something bigger and snappier than my 128 M4! 256GB is perfect.

The Samsung 840 PRO caught my attention - although I heard it gets poor write speeds?

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Now that TRIM is supported in RAID, you could just grab another M4 128 GB. I have two 256 GB M4's in RAID and it's blisteringly fast. Here's my AS-SSD if it helps. (I've seen scores of 1200 for other RAID SSD setups, I might not have the most up-to-date firmware for mine).


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Now that TRIM is supported in RAID, you could just grab another M4 128 GB. I have two 256 GB M4's in RAID and it's blisteringly fast. Here's my AS-SSD if it helps. (I've seen scores of 1200 for other RAID SSD setups, I might not have the most up-to-date firmware for mine).


That sounds tempting.

So I would get 128+128 of space?

Also, doesn't the SSDs need to be in AHIC mode for TRIM to work?
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Yep, you would have 2 x 128GB for 256 GB total. And in the past, Intel RST drivers didn't allow the TRIM command to pass through the controller for RAID, but they finally released new drivers lately, so TRIM is also supported in RAID. ACHI is for single SSD's AFAIK. The only drawback would be that you have one older SSD and one newer, increasing the chances of the older drive failing before the other. But, no one uses RAID 0 for redundancy/backup, just for performance. My array is just for OS, games, Photoshop, etc.
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