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TRIM and Raid 0 with 2 X Intel 520 180GB in Windows 8.1?

According to the description of the latest Intel SSD Toolbox at Intel's webpage, Trim on RAID 0 is not supported on Windows 8. However, i am pretty sure i read some days ago that one an get it to work anyway, or use windows own optimizer similar to TRIM. Is there such a way?

I have also a third SSD, Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB, can i instead use raid 5, and will i get performance increase?
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    will i get performance increase?


    RAID + SSD = little if any performance increase.
  2. USAFRet said:
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    will i get performance increase?


    RAID + SSD = little if any performance increase.


    But i saw some reviews with raid 0 which gave the double performance increase. Im not that good with computers so correct me if im wrong. If i should skip raid, on what drive should i install windows 8? Im afraid om Evo:s lack of power protection, but samsung RAPID seems pretty good. Could windows 8 get corrupt if the power is suddenly lost?
  3. In some rare use cases, RAID 0 with SSD can result in a performance increase. For normal use? See this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

    Install Windows and your applications on one drive. Use the other SSD for other stuff.
  4. USAFRet said:
    In some rare use cases, RAID 0 with SSD can result in a performance increase. For normal use? See this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

    Install Windows and your applications on one drive. Use the other SSD for other stuff.


    Okey, have to skip raid then. But do i have to worry about Samsung Evo 840 lack of power protection if i install windows on it? Can windows corrupt if power is suddenly lost?
  5. Falconary said:
    USAFRet said:
    In some rare use cases, RAID 0 with SSD can result in a performance increase. For normal use? See this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

    Install Windows and your applications on one drive. Use the other SSD for other stuff.


    Okey, have to skip raid then. But do i have to worry about Samsung Evo 840 lack of power protection if i install windows on it? Can windows corrupt if power is suddenly lost?


    Power protection? The 840 EVO is probably the best consumer grade SSD out there right now.
  6. USAFRet said:
    Falconary said:
    USAFRet said:
    In some rare use cases, RAID 0 with SSD can result in a performance increase. For normal use? See this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

    Install Windows and your applications on one drive. Use the other SSD for other stuff.


    Okey, have to skip raid then. But do i have to worry about Samsung Evo 840 lack of power protection if i install windows on it? Can windows corrupt if power is suddenly lost?


    Power protection? The 840 EVO is probably the best consumer grade SSD out there right now.


    Wrote wrong, its lack of 'power loss protection'. Should i be concerned about it?
  7. If your worried about power loss, then don't look at the SSD, invest in an UPS to protect the whole PC !
  8. das_stig said:
    If your worried about power loss, then don't look at the SSD, invest in an UPS to protect the whole PC !


    It's not that serious. Had three power loss this year due to bad a bad oven. But you never know when it will happen again. Could it corrupt windows?
  9. Falconary said:
    das_stig said:
    If your worried about power loss, then don't look at the SSD, invest in an UPS to protect the whole PC !


    It's not that serious. Had three power loss this year due to bad a bad oven. But you never know when it will happen again. Could it corrupt windows?


    That could theoretically happen with any drive.
  10. Best answer
    If you don't want to have to reinstall windows because the power failed - get a UPS
    If you don't want to have to recover all your important files because the power failed - run regular backups

    best solution - DO BOTH

    All drives fail and often without warning. You need to have important files backed up in order to not lose them.
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