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Is no TRIM a deal breaker? Thoughts on this drive?

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February 15, 2010 2:17:26 PM

I am very tempted to buy two Patriot PS-100 32GB SSD drives and set up RAID 0 since they're on sale for $65 each. I'm having two concerns, though.

1. Should not currently supporting TRIM be a deal breaker?

2. Could somebody look at the review below and tell me what numbers correspond to the access times? In other words, would you recommend these drives?

Review: http://www.servethehome.com/?p=206
RAID 0: http://www.servethehome.com/?p=219
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February 15, 2010 3:02:09 PM

Very low performance, random read IOps is way low for an SSD. Try another SSD with a better controller; Indilinx is fair, but best is Intel X25-M 80GB or X25-V 40GB (same as some Kingston SSDnow V-series 40GB).
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February 15, 2010 4:13:25 PM

I would say that TRIM is a pretty desirable attributes for an SSD if you have Windows 7 and don't plan to use the drive in a RAID array (TRIM doesn't work if the SSDs are in a RAID set). I personally wouldn't buy an SSD without it.


> Could somebody look at the review below and tell me what numbers correspond to the access times?

For CrystalDiskMark the bottommost "4K" figures best represent the access time for the drives. (They don't actually say tell you what the access time is, but a drive with faster access times would score better in that test).

For the ATTO benchmark it would be the topmost "0.5" results (same comment as above).
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February 15, 2010 4:31:30 PM

So despite the high throughput rate and cheap price, the poor access times and lack of TRIM makes these drives undesirable? I knew $65 SSD's were too good to be true.
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