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I should be recieving a 120gb OCZ Vertex 2 from newegg tomorrow, and I had a few quick questions.

I know that if you have SSDs in RAID they will not have TRIM support, but I need RAID enabled for my Velociraptor array. If I put the SSD on the ICH10R controller with it in raid mode, but with the SSD not in an array, will it be able to use TRIM?

if not, should I put the SSD on one of my JMicron controllers? or should I put the RAID array on one of the JMicron controllers and have the ICH10R in ACHI mode?

Also, I intend to use the SSD as my OS drive with commonly used programs like web browsers, itunes, aim, skype, and such installed on it. Then I will have my velociraptor array dedicated to steam, games and maybe large programs like matlab. then I will have my 1TB F3 for files and downloads and such. Is there a special way I should set this up or just use the defaults and manually place things where I want them?

thanks guys!
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as long as it is not an active raid volume, you are fine. there are active raid volumes and non active, active means you have two or more drives in a SET of raid. you will be fine.
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I don't know but this might help.
http://www.overclock.net/11029968-post13922.html
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as long as it is not an active raid volume, you are fine. there are active raid volumes and non active, active means you have two or more drives in a SET of raid. you will be fine.
so as long as it is not a member disk TRIM should still work?
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so as long as it is not a member disk TRIM should still work?
That's right brother. You can SSD + RAID other disks and get TRIM support.

You only lose TRIM support if you RAID SSD with another SSD. All other variations are good to go if IRC.
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TRIM works for non member TRIM enabled SSD's if you use IRST drivers 9.6 or later. AFAIK no other drivers support TRIM for non member SSD's in RAID mode.

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Yeah, TRIM will work fine because the SSD will not be a member of the RAID array.

Like others have said, the only time you'll lose TRIM is if you RAID the SSD.
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Also, I intend to use the SSD as my OS drive with commonly used programs like web browsers, itunes, aim, skype, and such installed on it. Then I will have my velociraptor array dedicated to steam, games and maybe large programs like matlab. then I will have my 1TB F3 for files and downloads and such. Is there a special way I should set this up or just use the defaults and manually place things where I want them?

thanks guys!
I use Google Chrome and you can tell it where to download the files you get off the internet. I set them to a partition in my HDD. Do the same with torrents.
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I followed a couple of guides that showed which folders you can move over to the HDD for stuff like that.
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You also lose TRIM if you are in SATA6G. SSD's also have something similar to TRIM which is called garbage collect..it will be enabled regardless.
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