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SSD, raid 0 and TRIM Advice

Hi,

My family currently owns 2 intel ssd 330 180 gb, and 2 intel 320 120 gb drives. They're all in different computers. However, my brother and I are currently running out of room and don't wanna go back to those shitty HDD's. I was wondering if i could setup the 2 intel ssd 330 180 gb in my rig and my brother takes the 2 intel 320 ssd's. We use our pc's for gaming and school work. I'm a nub when it comes to raid 0, and i was reading that ssd's don't support trim in raid 0. do you recommend setting up the raid 0, in order to get more storage and will the performance be noticeable. Our current rigs are currently fast as hell, we just want more storage.

Thanks for your advice
Rig
i5-3570k
Z77X-ud5h
330 ssd 180 gb + old laptop HDD
8 gb Corsair vengeance Ram
TX 650
gtx 660 ti
dell u2410
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  1. "Our current rigs are currently fast as hell, we just want more storage."

    Then what you need is a HDD. Use the SSD for the OS, and some games and apps. and put the rest on the HDD.

    There are drawbacks to raid 0.
  2. ss202sl said:
    "Our current rigs are currently fast as hell, we just want more storage."

    Then what you need is a HDD. Use the SSD for the OS, and some games and apps. and put the rest on the HDD.

    There are drawbacks to raid 0.



    could you elaborate more on what the "drawback" would be? besides a higher chance of a drive failing.
  3. RAID 0 on SSDs is the same as RAID 0 on HDDs minus TRIM support for the SSDs.
    I've been using 2 Agility drives in RAID0 for close to three years without a hiccup.

    As far as TRIM support, check out this article.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6477/trim-raid0-ssd-arrays-work-with-intel-6series-motherboards-too

    But I think that SS202sl is right, grab a few cheap HDD to toss your documents and such on. Build a tiered storage system, it's super easy and I can tell you how if you choose to go that way.
  4. cin19 said:


    Ok so if i wanna create a raid 0,
    Connect both ssd's to 6gbps ports
    go to the bios select Raid mode, then install windows
    Install Intel rst and intel toolbox, everything should run smoothly with trim right?

    Thanks
  5. Best answer
    I don't understand why you'd want raid 0 for more storage... Just install OS on one with everyday apps and install your games on the second one in slave mode. You'll def see a boost in performance by installing your games on a secondary SSD.
  6. Best answer selected by cipitiox.
  7. us11csalyer said:
    I don't understand why you'd want raid 0 for more storage... Just install OS on one with everyday apps and install your games on the second one in slave mode. You'll def see a boost in performance by installing your games on a secondary SSD.



    I'd rather do that thanks. Don't feel like re-installing windows again xD.
  8. cipitiox said:
    could you elaborate more on what the "drawback" would be? besides a higher chance of a drive failing.



    If 1 drive fails, you lose all the data on both drives. You have a higher risk of data loss.
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