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dandelioneater November 11, 2012 09:11 AM

Intel 320 and X-25 G2 together in Raid 0?
 
As the title suggests, I am thinking of attempting to configure these mismatched drives in Raid 0 on the Z77 chipset. I know they are not the same drive, but I was curious to see if they would work together. The array would be used as a steam directory with the application and games on it so I won't be worried if I lose it.

The speed of the X-25 is 250 read, 70 write & the 320 is 250 read, 90 write. Both drives are sata II.

I guess I'd have to switch the sata controller to RAID in BIOS. I can't recall if that would affect my OS on vertex 3 (AHCI) requiring a reinstall of windows? :blarg:

Thoughts? Concerns?

lowfat November 11, 2012 09:14 AM

Switching from RAID to ACHI does matter. But if you are not booting from these drives just do a software RAID from within Disk Management. It will honestly perform better anyways.

dandelioneater November 11, 2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 670110)
Switching from RAID to ACHI does matter. But if you are not booting from these drives just do a software RAID from within Disk Management. It will honestly perform better anyways.

thanks. I'll give that a try.

dandelioneater November 11, 2012 11:47 AM

well the raid array is up and there doesn't seem to be any issues thus far. Ran crystal disk mark and speeds were about double, which is what I expected. So far so good. :thumb:

YoungMan November 11, 2012 01:29 PM

Don't forget to use Intel's SSD toolbox + RST for TRIM support. Or your array is gonna suck balls down the road.

lowfat November 11, 2012 03:46 PM

Since his is just a software RAID his TRIM works perfectly fine.

YoungMan November 11, 2012 10:43 PM

Oh right, my bad. Not using SSDs as your boot drive is a rare sight for me.

dandelioneater November 12, 2012 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 670198)
Since his is just a software RAID his TRIM works perfectly fine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by YoungMan (Post 670254)
Oh right, my bad. Not using SSDs as your boot drive is a rare sight for me.

I actually just ran a test to verify that TRIM was working as it should and it is. I installed the latest 11.x RST drivers and ran this test.


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