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Originally Posted by elreyhorus View Post

Toshiba Q-series should be a decent SSD.

Reputable OEM manufacturer of SSDs and NAND flash
Marvel controller (good) with custom firmware
Very competitive prices when on sale, especially for the performance

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4721/16/toshiba-q-series-128256512-gb-ssd-review-continuous-activity-test
Good steady state performance (performance after a SSD has been broken in and there are no more empty blocks to easily write to)


I would wait for prices for Toshiba Q to reach around $150 for 250-256 GB and $300 for 500-512 GB, if possible.
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yes it does. The chipset is what determines if there is TRIM support in RAID 0. What mobo do you have?
what? Garbage collection will work regardless of TRIM working or not. Garbage collection is what matters the most.

I'd just grab which is cheaper per GB.
my motherboard is a gigabyte z68 xp- ud3 . how do I set up and use garbage collection ? the Toshiba q series 512gb ssd is going for $310
    
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my motherboard is a gigabyte z68 xp- ud3 . how do I set up and use garbage collection ? the Toshiba q series 512gb ssd is going for $310

You do not need to set up garbage collection. It is an automatic function of the SSD itself, so no user setup is required.
$310 (USD right?) is a reasonable price for the 512 GB Q.

Also, once you get your SSD be sure to connect it to the correct SATA 6 port.
    
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yes it does. The chipset is what determines if there is TRIM support in RAID 0. What mobo do you have?
what? Garbage collection will work regardless of TRIM working or not. Garbage collection is what matters the most.

I'd just grab which is cheaper per GB.

I would normally agree with you about the RAID 0 TRIM thing, but I just read a strange bit about that somewhere, can't recall where now... rolleyes.gif

Anyway, it was a specification about TRIM in RAID 0 apparently by Intel, and of course that included the chipset and driver needed. But what surprised me is it said the SSD also needs to support UDMA 6 or better, for RAID 0 TRIM. Yeah, I thought that was weird too.

So I checked my SSDs for that, and noticed my M4 only went up to UDMA 5 support. I'm using the good old (old...) 0309 firmware, which might make a difference. All my other non-ancient (in SSD years) SSDs all have UDMA 6 support. That M4 is an older production unit, that came with the 0002 firmware from the factory.

So is this UDMA 6 support for RAID 0 TRIM true? I don't know, it's the first time I've ever seen this spec, and I need to find the source again. I don't want to start rumors, or provide false information, but you know how these things can be on the Internet and forums. I wish I could test it now, which I can if I feel like it... but takes some work. wink.gif
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yes it does. The chipset is what determines if there is TRIM support in RAID 0. What mobo do you have?
what? Garbage collection will work regardless of TRIM working or not. Garbage collection is what matters the most.

I'd just grab which is cheaper per GB.

I would normally agree with you about the RAID 0 TRIM thing, but I just read a strange bit about that somewhere, can't recall where now... rolleyes.gif

Anyway, it was a specification about TRIM in RAID 0 apparently by Intel, and of course that included the chipset and driver needed. But what surprised me is it said the SSD also needs to support UDMA 6 or better, for RAID 0 TRIM. Yeah, I thought that was weird too.

So I checked my SSDs for that, and noticed my M4 only went up to UDMA 5 support. I'm using the good old (old...) 0309 firmware, which might make a difference. All my other non-ancient (in SSD years) SSDs all have UDMA 6 support. That M4 is an older production unit, that came with the 0002 firmware from the factory.

So is this UDMA 6 support for RAID 0 TRIM true? I don't know, it's the first time I've ever seen this spec, and I need to find the source again. I don't want to start rumors, or provide false information, but you know how these things can be on the Internet and forums. I wish I could test it now, which I can if I feel like it... but takes some work. wink.gif
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Toshiba Q-series should be a decent SSD.

Reputable OEM manufacturer of SSDs and NAND flash
Marvel controller (good) with custom firmware
Very competitive prices when on sale, especially for the performance

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4721/16/toshiba-q-series-128256512-gb-ssd-review-continuous-activity-test
Good steady state performance (performance after a SSD has been broken in and there are no more empty blocks to easily write to)


I would wait for prices for Toshiba Q to reach around $150 for 250-256 GB and $300 for 500-512 GB, if possible.
Newegg has had the Toshiba Q 256GB for $135-$150 depending on promo codes...

Anyway, the only issue I see with Toshiba is that they have no utility like samsung, crucial or OCZ have.
They have nothing at all.

There is no utility that they make to do a secure erase of the SSD.
I know there are 3rd party ones, but it would be nice to have a official version from toshiba.
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