What is better, Raid 0 or Drive Xpert? Tags: Asus NAS / RAID Motherboards Last response: March 21, 2010 6:19 PM in Motherboards Share Preacher March 21, 2010 11:12:59 AM I have just upgraded to a P5Q Pro mobo and q8200 cpu with 4gb of ddr2. I have now picked up two OCZ Vortex 30GB drives pretty cheap that im going to use for Win 7 64bit. The mobo manual says about Drive Xpert for increased performance so i was unsure what would be the best to use, raid 0 with the onboard controller or the drive xpert? i also have a 1.5tb drive connected to the board too. Im not sure how good the built in functions will be so any help would be greatly appreciated! More about : raid drive xpert GhislainG a b Ĉ ASUS a c 233 V Motherboard March 21, 2010 12:18:30 PM Drive Xpert isn't faster than the ICH. Using RAID 0 means that TRIM won't work and you'll eventually end up with slower drives. Preacher March 21, 2010 5:00:01 PM im stuck with raid 0 because the drives are only 30gb each. unless i use one for windows and one for all my programs. would that be quicker? might be a swine to create an image for though.. Related resources Which better asus drive xpert raid - Forum Which is better: asus drive xpert or RAID - Forum What drive is better for RAID 10/0+1 - Forum What software can Clone RAID 0 Drives to a Single Drive? - Forum What's your view of RAID 0 hard drive configurations? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a b Ĉ ASUS a c 233 V Motherboard March 21, 2010 5:02:40 PM All I know is that not using TRIM eventually causes significant performance degradation and you can't run manual TRIM if the drives are in RAID. Preacher March 21, 2010 6:09:30 PM i should be able to get around it by formatting and using a drive image to restore it every now and then. hopefully an updated bios will bring trim support to raid at some point.. GhislainG a b Ĉ ASUS a c 233 V Motherboard March 21, 2010 6:19:28 PM That solution should work. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Xpert help. How to set drive to NON-RAID in other PC? Forum What is Drive Xpert? Forum Partitioned drive in raid 0 setup. C: is full what to do Forum SolvedWhat is best way 2 install 2 Cr RealSSD C300 64gb drives in raid 0 Forum RAID 0 hard drive errors...what do I do? Forum I have a 5 bay Raid Tower eSata/USB 3.0.I have five 3TB drives.What's the best configuration for performance (Video file Forum SolvedMirror Single Drive to (R)AID-0/3 Forum Performance wise whats better? 3x 500gig RAID0 vs 1.5TB 7200rpm singl Forum SolvedRAID 5 Failed, what to do better... Forum SolvedHelp - Cloning RAID0 Boot Drive to 840 Pro Forum Solvedusing raid 0 as boot drive? Forum What's faster? 1- 7200 RPM drive or two 4200 RPM as RAID 0? Forum Besides a drive failure what can kill a Raid 0 array Forum Motherboard RAID 0 and drive imaging software - what works? Forum Solvedmaking image of raid 0 drive using acronis true image software Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !