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So, I saw this sale on newegg where you can get an agilty 2 60gb for $110.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20227542-L010D

I was thinking of buying one, but then I thought this might fill up too quickly for me, so I was thinking of buying 2 to raid. I know everyone talks about RAID not having TRIM, but I'm not sure what to do. I really want to upgrade to SSDs and this seems like a good chance, but I don't know how bad it'll be for my drives not to have TRIM enabled.

So I'm asking for your knowledge, expertise and wisdom to guide me on my decision.

Many thanks in advance.
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Sandforce drives have very good garbage collection, so TRIM (although desirable) isn't mandatory. Because the drives won't have TRIM, if you fill/erase them they might need a couple of extra minutes idle to bounce back to full speed. Imho you won't actually fill up drives and empty them fast enough to actually notice the performance degradation. In normal use a good controller doesn't need TRIM.
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for data, go for it

raid0 boot drive, dont do it man... menos dolores de cabeza
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SSDs in Raid good
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Sandforce drives in Raid don't need trim because their own garbage collection is very good. I happen to have a couple for sale in the FS section if you're interested.
    
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here are mine in raid 0, although i have cheapy a-data ssd's. but you get the pics
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Thanks for all the replies. I bought these so I'll see how they turn out. I wanted it for boot drive but if it doesn't work I'll use them foir data and load my games on them.
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Originally Posted by Blue Destroyer View Post
here are mine in raid 0, although i have cheapy a-data ssd's. but you get the pics
Nothing wrong with A-Data man. There a bit cheaper because there relatively new on the market but the quality is very good. I had 4 PC3200 ram modules in my last build and had absolutely no issues with them - very stable (unlike experience I've had with other well known brands).

I've also just ordered 2 x A-Data s599 40gb drives to run in raid0. According to reviews I've read they are wickedly fast
Edited by Nonchalant - 2/25/11 at 12:59am
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