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Intel x25-v or Microcenter ssd with sandforce for raid 0

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I'm about to order a couple of budget ssd's very soon and can only use microcenter. so please no other suggestions apart from the two mentioned on the title. Hoping for a quick reponse

Between these two which is better? by the way iirc TRIM is not supported in RAID is it? How siginificant is TRIM?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352899

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351760

Thanks ocn
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well, trim is will help you a LOT over a period of time.
you will see fast perfomance when you install but over the time perfomance apparently will degrade with raid 0.

also i'd go with intel ssd's, dont know why., its better at random read write speeds or something but i dont know much or anything at all about about that to be honest.
    
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While the SSD itself has garbage collection its not as efficient as TRIM since it does not know what is garbage (thats something only the OS know ), besides you will need to wait for the RAID controller to startup therefore nullifying one of its big advantages of a SSD fast startups, also the RAID controller adds a bit of lag affecting one of the most important measures of a SSD its ultra fast access time affecting particularly your 4kb random read/write. Anyway I would suggest the Intel X25-v, definitelly!
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Next month the new verison of Intel's SS's are "supposed" to come out. Double the capasity and faster for the same price. If you can hold out a bit it might be worthwhile.
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my option at the moment is that I got something like £150 left from my budget and was thinking either to get a couple ssd's for raid or just get another gtx 460 for sli as I ordered one already.
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if you dont NEED an ssd right now, wait a bit as the new generation is coming out next month

C400 should be $100-$120
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if you dont NEED an ssd right now, wait a bit as the new generation is coming out next month

C400 should be $100-$120
you sure about that?
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Garbage collection will work perfectly fine if the drive supports it natively (which it should if it supports TRIM). I am running a C300 array in RAID0 and they continually perform as they did when they were first installed.

Garbage collection will do what TRIM does though not as efficiently. TRIM is controlled by the OS and is merely a command that instructs GC on what to do, GC is controlled by the drives controller and usually only occurs during idle periods.

Any quality SSD that supports TRIM/GC will function perfectly fine in a RAID confirguration considering you have the proper settings in place (ref. caching/indexing).
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