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I do feel for the really early adopters, that's lousy they can't get the TRIM. Can they get that wiper.exe or something similar though?

And for what it's worth, SSD's are likely going to start advancing fast enough, that I'll be kicking myself down the road too, haha.
I believe wiper.exe is exclusive to the Barefoot controller.


However, CCleaner has a new feature called "Wipe Free Space". I tried it on my OCZ Core V2 SSD (Jmicron).... and it did reduce stuttering (subjectively)!
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After reading this i still don't know what i am going to end up doing, i almost pulled the trigger when newegg had the deal on the x25-m's earlier this week.

There is no real price difference between the x25's and vertex drives when you consider total storage, the only real advantage of the vertex drives is trim support in raid 0?

I need at least 120GB to run OS + games without needing to constantly delete and reinstall and honestly i don't want to pay much more then 300-350$.

Guess it's a waiting game to see how long it takes for them to drop prices
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After reading this i still don't know what i am going to end up doing, i almost pulled the trigger when newegg had the deal on the x25-m's earlier this week.

There is no real price difference between the x25's and vertex drives when you consider total storage, the only real advantage of the vertex drives is trim support in raid 0?

I need at least 120GB to run OS + games without needing to constantly delete and reinstall and honestly i don't want to pay much more then 300-350$.

Guess it's a waiting game to see how long it take for them to drop prices
I'm in the same situation as you. Raid 0 plus TRIM with the Vertex or just get Intel and have to decide to either Raid 0 or TRIM?
    
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I'm in the same situation as you. Raid 0 plus TRIM with the Vertex or just get Intel and have to decide to either Raid 0 or TRIM?
Would assume they will eventually support it if vertex does but having to wipe the drive and reinstall is such a pain in the ass.
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What I keep telling myself is, this drive is already so fast, RAID wouldn't really be worth it. I mean yeah, it'd be faster, but it's already SO fast. HardOCP did a comparison a while ago, and boot times are longer with raid's too. Aside from my boot time, I don't have to wait much for anything on my PC anymore.
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There is no real price difference between the x25's and vertex drives when you consider total storage, the only real advantage of the vertex drives is trim support in raid 0?
TRIM is NOT supported in RAID except by Adaptec's latest line of RAID controllers. TRIM requires both the OS and controller support.

Vertex do have internal garbage collection. The G2 and Vertex also get an application to "clean" the drives.
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TRIM is NOT supported in RAID except by Adaptec's latest line of RAID controllers. TRIM requires both the OS and controller support.

Vertex do have internal garbage collection. The G2 and Vertex also get an application to "clean" the drives.
Which ones? The 5 series?
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Which ones? The 5 series?
I mentioned it here.... http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...ment-trim.html

I can't find the new article making the announcement?
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I mentioned it here.... http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...ment-trim.html

I can't find the new article making the announcement?
Yeah that's the thing, I know they said they were going to do it, but I never saw anything about it actually coming out.
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1) With Intel drives, you run a program through their toolkit, and IT does it automatically
2) That's what this is, it worked fine for me
3) It gets all green and says successful



Sadly no, otherwise I'd have 2 80's instead of 1 160
I don't understand the response. Did the firmware update also add a program file for me to run a toolkit so I can manually run trim?

Intel still had the DL for the toolkit on their site blocked. So I'm not sure what you mean about running the Trim from the program and the green lights saying successful.
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