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The answer to your intel toolbox question is since you are in a raid array and we know trim does not pass through raid and the intel toolbox is to manual way to use the trim and maintain the drive. Pretty much no trim in raid so toolbox will not function in your array.
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Thats true about trim not going throught the raid controller. Not sure if intel has any updates to include garbage collection like the vertex drives. GC is basically firmware level trim.
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post #14 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ritchwell View Post
The answer to your intel toolbox question is since you are in a raid array and we know trim does not pass through raid and the intel toolbox is to manual way to use the trim and maintain the drive. Pretty much no trim in raid so toolbox will not function in your array.
thaks i was reading intels site and just found that out. cheers

is there a non destructive way to check or flash firmware by breaking up my raid and being able put back together or should i just make a disk image then break up the array to run toolbox?
    
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I had the same issue you have run into. When you use these drives in RAID they are presented to the system as the raid device, not the actual drive. This means the firmware upgrade tool (as well as Intel SSD Toolbox) don't actually see the Intel SSD's.

In order to interact with them, as you have found out, you'll need to break them free of the raid.

I did this by using my bios to turn off the RAID functionality of my controller - I switched it to AHCI then booted to the firmware update tool and let it do its thing for each drive. The firmware updater will check your current version so it's safe enough to run whatever firmware you are currently running.

After I finished, I returned the contoller to RAID and booted like normal. My array was still in tact and booted right up with no issues.
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I checked and do have firmware 2cv102hd

and did some more tweaks in the registry and ran disk keeper pro 2010 and my numbers went up about 40-50 more mbs on atto and crystal

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Drug View Post
2x vertex in raid 0 smashes that..
No sorry, you're wrong there, if you check which speeds actually matter for an os drive you'll see that all the vertex drives only excel in sequential read/write speeds. The only time you use those speeds are in benchmarks and when transferring large files (1gb+) the real speed indicator is the random 4k read/write speeds, of which the intel ssds are the best.

To op: I have an intel raid also, 2 drives only, and while the intel toolbox doesn't work on raided drives you should still be able to click on the graphic representing the individual drives in the rapid storage technology icon and see the firmware number. Current firmware is 2CV102HD
Edited by Roxxas049 - 6/10/10 at 12:00am
post #18 of 19
I use perfectdisk 11 ( pretty much the same as diskkeeper) and it keeps my raid array in perfect condition using the consolidate free space option for ssds. good luck
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Possible for you to post the AS SSD Benchmark (download) results?

Cheers

PS: was considering putting together an AS SSD Benchmark result thread... like the crystal one...
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