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RAID ing SSD's loses you TRIM support.
Yeah, this.

Also, with some SSDs it's cheaper to buy a single large drive than two smaller ones anyway.

RAID ing SSDs doesn't really seem worth it at the moment. I imagine things will change, though, as SSDs become more and more mainstream.
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I bought two 64gb Microcenter SSDs with the sandforce 1200 controller. Is putting them in RAID0 such a bad idea? It was pretty much an impulse buy but $100 for 64gb sounded pretty good

Any words of wisdom?
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I bought two 64gb Microcenter SSDs with the sandforce 1200 controller. Is putting them in RAID0 such a bad idea? It was pretty much an impulse buy but $100 for 64gb sounded pretty good

Any words of wisdom?
i would raid em just keep your important data on a different set of drives.
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i would raid em just keep your important data on a different set of drives.
Yeah, all my important stuff is being kept on a seperate HDD. I just want the SSD(s) for my OS drive.

64GB is too small for an OS drive imo so I bought 2 but if TRIM really makes that much of a difference, I'm not sure if I should keep 2 drives.
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The purple ports are the jMicron ports. They work fine, but they aren't quite as fast as the yellow Intel ports are as they share the controller with the IDE channel. Most people find that running their SATA optical drives on the jMicron ports and their hard drives on the Intel ports works out best. You can raid on the Intel ports or on the jMicron ports, you just can't have a raid array with a one of the drives on an Intel and one on a jMicron port. You can have a separate raid array on the Intel ports at the same time as you have one on the jMicron port though.

As far as having two SSDs, my advice would be to put the OS on one, then install any of your games or extra programs onto the second. That way you would keep the TRIM support and still be able to have the performance gains of SSDs.
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Yeah, all my important stuff is being kept on a seperate HDD. I just want the SSD(s) for my OS drive.

64GB is too small for an OS drive imo so I bought 2 but if TRIM really makes that much of a difference, I'm not sure if I should keep 2 drives.

meh one way to find out raid em see how it goes
64gb raid0(128gb) is a good size for OS drive.
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The purple ports are the jMicron ports. They work fine, but they aren't quite as fast as the yellow Intel ports are as they share the controller with the IDE channel. Most people find that running their SATA optical drives on the jMicron ports and their hard drives on the Intel ports works out best. You can raid on the Intel ports or on the jMicron ports, you just can't have a raid array with a one of the drives on an Intel and one on a jMicron port. You can have a separate raid array on the Intel ports at the same time as you have one on the jMicron port though.
Thanks for that info

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As far as having two SSDs, my advice would be to put the OS on one, then install any of your games or extra programs onto the second. That way you would keep the TRIM support and still be able to have the performance gains of SSDs.
The only reason I bought 2 SSDs was to RAID0 them. I don't want a 64GB OS drive (too small) and I have plenty of HDD storage for everything else.

I'm basically asking if putting them in RAID0 was a good idea. Most of what I've found on this site points to "No" and says that keeping as single drive with TRIM is a better idea. Well since I've got two 64GB SSDs, it almost seems like my only option is to return them.

I was unaware of losing TRIM in RAID when I purchased the drives (my fault for not researching and buying things on a whim). I'd only keep them if I was to RAID them but I'm deciding if that's worth the trouble with the lack of TRIM.
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Received a EP45-UD3P from DennyB today..

can't wait to get it fired up! Digging through my hard drives to clear one off for a fresh install.. which will have to do until I decide between a raid setup or a momentus xt drive
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Yeah, this.

Also, with some SSDs it's cheaper to buy a single large drive than two smaller ones anyway.

RAID ing SSDs doesn't really seem worth it at the moment. I imagine things will change, though, as SSDs become more and more mainstream.
I have to throw in my 2 cents on this topic.

First off, the purple JMicron ports are Sata1, while the yellow's are Sata2.

I'm running 2 OCZ Vertex Turbo's in RAID0. My total storage space is 60 gigs. I have a 15GB os partition, a 4GB pagefile partion, a 12GB temp partition, and the remainder is for programs that I want to load fast...i.e. games mostly.

I get average transfer rates of 450 Mb/s and bursts of up to 550 Mb/s. My boot times and program load times are, to say the least, jaw dropping.

The only downside to RAID0 with SSD's is that Trim does not function, at least not with XP. However, I overcome this deficit by utilizing Raxco PerfectDisk.

My opinion is that I only regret not having bought 4 of these drives.

Edit: I use Norton Ghost to cover my rear end in case something craps out cause RAID0 has no redundancy.
    
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