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Old January 5, 2010, 06:41 AM
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OCZ is one of the few (IIRC on the terminology) a Tier 1 Indilinx partner. They prolly paid a ton of money to get this classification (IIRC they are one of only three in North America with it) and because of it they get first dibs on firmware and firmware options. Intel SSDs come with ITGC, but there has been no word on the TRIM firmware and whether or not Intel disabled it with the latest firmware. My guess is they do as it prolly causes the same issues Indilinx ran into.
Samsung recently released a TRIM update firmware for their drives so in a month or less (or more) the M28 will get an upgrade. Samsung controller SSDs also have ITGC built in but it is still a little slow to work when compared to Indilin's second try at it (i.e. 1.4.1).
The 1571 firmware for the original Falcon has the first gen ITGC in it. It is SLOW (slow as Samsung's), but will work in RAID.
Falcon 2 comes with 18xx already installed and there is no option for ITGC.
It is not the SSD at fault when it comes to RAID and TRIM. Its a case of the RAID controller not passing on the commands to the drives (and another issue or two). In the future we probably will see TRIM aware RAID options....but for now TRIM and RAID is hit or miss. So I wouldn't count on it.
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Old January 5, 2010, 06:54 AM
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The 1571 firmware for the original Falcon has the first gen ITGC in it. It is SLOW (slow as Samsung's), [U
but will work in RAID[/U].
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this is news to me you know a hell of a lot more about ssd's then me so i will take your word on it but if it was there it didn't work worth a crap. my drives slowed down anyway even though 1571 was faster then 1819.
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Old January 5, 2010, 07:00 AM
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oh yeah gingerbee it is SLOW. For first gen ITGC you basically needed to log out to the log in screen and leave it over night! Luckily Indi and OCZ got it right with 1.4.1. Leave it idleing for a few minutes everyday and you are golden (even when reading a long ass page it will do some house cleaning).
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Thanks for the input guys!

AkG, you certainly know your stuff about SSD's kudo's to that

Well seeing as to whats been said it would probably be in my best interest to try and get a Vertex (which I wanted in the first place but wanted something cheaper lol). I just have to save up some more.
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