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Old December 24, 2012, 08:36 AM
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- AMDs controller is the worst for being limited. two SSDs in RAID 0 with an AMD controller is not much better then a single one and you lose trim so in the end you are slower then a single SSD.

- Intel's controller is a bit better but still limiting, you could run two and feel like you have come ahead and from what I understand the new drivers/firmware allow trim to stay intact so its a bit better but don't bother adding any more SSDs to the array 2 is pretty much the limit.

- For RAID 0 ONLY(if you want to keep the speed) you can use a HBA card, the 2720 SGL that I have in my desktop can move 4GB/s in RAID 0 and that takes 6-7 disks to reliably do. If you think you are going to use RAID 5 or 6 you need to get a real RAID card or run software RAID to keep performance.
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Old December 24, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Sorry norfolk, jumped the gun there, everyone else was right, your better off with a single, not raided ssd on your system, didn't pay attention to the chipset your using.

That's some nice speeds your getting on your 4 disk raid0 there BlueByte, was thinking raid0 was only for 2 drives didn't know you could run some many and still stay running raid0 thought after 2 was 4 in mirror as in raid1 mirror and so on.. cool
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Old December 25, 2012, 03:16 AM
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I used to use two 64gig SSD drives in Raid-0 ,but when the 256gig SSD drive came down in price I got it and one drive boots up quicker and my old drives were SATA II and my new Crucial 256mb SATA III is just as fast as both of them were in Raid-0 as far as reading and writeing.
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