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SKYMTL August 20, 2012 08:20 PM

Intel’s TRIM Support for RAID Coming to X79 ‘Soon’
When Intel finally announced TRIM support for systems using RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 setups, users with multiple SSDs and Intel motherboards couldn’t have been happier. Before this, TRIM was available for SSDs but only when single drives were used outside of a RAID environment.

The Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 11.2 driver update was rolled out to the public but the initial positive response was somewhat tempered when enthusiasts realized their X79 systems weren’t supported. Only P67, Z68, Z77, H67, H77, Q67 and Q77 chipsets are certified, which tends to leave some Intel’s highest paying clients (enthusiasts and power users) out in the cold so to speak. Older motherboards based on chipsets not mentioned above aren’t listed either, but that’s likely due to the complications and limited ROI involved with porting the newest driver structures over to EOL’d platforms.

Read more here: Intel’s TRIM Support for RAID Coming to X79 ‘Soon’

Perineum August 20, 2012 08:41 PM

Good news for me though :-)

enaberif August 20, 2012 09:00 PM

Ruh roh ssd drives will become even more popular

wirerogue August 20, 2012 10:42 PM

can you verify support for 6 series chipsets? anand and techreport are reporting support for 7 series only.


SKYMTL August 21, 2012 05:01 AM

From Intel's own release notes:

Installs the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RAID) driver version for Intel® Desktop Boards.

This driver supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The driver should be installed after the operating system has been installed. F6 and RAID BIOS configurations need to be performed prior to installation of this driver for proper operation.

This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.

Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67GD
Intel® Desktop Board DH67VR
Intel® Desktop Board DH77DF
Intel® Desktop Board DH77EB
Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BA
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67DE
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67EP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67OW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67SW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77CP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68BC
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68ZV
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77BH-55K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K

To me, that indicates that 6-series mobos are supported.

I'll contact Intel now for further clarification.

wirerogue August 21, 2012 07:57 AM

thanks sky.

here is the article i was referring to, just in case you were interested

AnandTech - Intel Brings TRIM to RAID-0 SSD Arrays on 7-Series Motherboards, We Test It

it looks like 6 series boards can use the new rst 11.2. we just don't get any trim support for raid. :angry2:

i guess that's what i was referring to.

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