So, I'm looking on the Egg at SSDs and have found that I can save some cash buying 2x240GB Intel 330 series SSDs instead of a 1x480GB 520 series. HOWEVER, while IDGAF about the speed increase RAID0 'might' offer, I do care about performance loss due to lack of TRIM support.
From what I understand, I'll have to plug the SSDs into my Asus M4A88T-M motherboards AHCI supported SATA ports. I know TRIM is not available on most RAID configurations, but my question is whether or not TRIM will work on either a hardware or software (Windows 7) JBOD volume, in neither, either, or both?
I understand that I could keep them separate, and have one as a C: drive and the other mounted on C:\users\... but Id much rather just have Windows 7 or my BIOS/hardware handle it all for me by setting them up as a JBOD 'array'. As I said, I'm NOT going to run them in any type of RAID array; my AMD controller wouldn't be able to provide TRIM support. I just want to have them both as one JBOD volume (defined either in BIOS or Windows) and save about 80$ (maybe buy a fancy Intel RAID0/TRIM controller in the future).
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