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What is better, Raid 0 or Drive Xpert?
Mar 21, 2010, 11:12 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!
Mar 21, 2010
what better raid drive xpert
Mar 21, 2010, 12:18 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.
Mar 21, 2010, 5:00 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..
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Mar 21, 2010, 5:02 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.
Mar 21, 2010, 6:09 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..
Mar 21, 2010, 6:19 PM
That solution should work.
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