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2x60GB OCZ Vertex in RAID0

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September 27, 2009 5:22:24 PM

Well, todays ShellShocker at Newegg is this:

OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail

My motherboard is this:

ASUS P6TD Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

What i want to do, is have TWO 60GB OCZ Vertex in RAID0.

My general uses for the computer are gaming and everyday work.

Would have 2 of these in RAID0 be quite a significant upgrade over 1 Intel X25 Gen2?

Are there any things i should know of before i go ahead with this?

PS. I also read that my motherboard (P6TD) has a SAS controller? Im not familiar with what this is...but it has something to do with storage doesnt it? lol
September 27, 2009 5:39:43 PM

Just to add, i read on some other site that:

2xSSD's in RAID will NOT support TRIM.
But will still be faster than 1xSSD w/ TRIM.

True?
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September 27, 2009 6:19:10 PM

With Intel ICHxR raid drivers you can enable write caching and increase performance of your array when writing considerably. Its more dangerous than when using normal buffering, though, so be sure to have proper backups in case you want to activate this option.

In general, its much better to buy a better SSD instead, for example Intel X25-M has many times the random IOps the Vertex is able to deliver. SSDs themselves use a technique similar to RAID0 to access the flash storage medium -- they are called multichannel controllers. So picking the Intel SSDs for a start might be preferable instead.
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