Once again I am need of some awesome Tom's user base help. Thanks in advance, your help is always much appreciated.
I will be updating my gaming rig in mid Feb with the following parts:
Motherboard; ASUS Maximus IV Extreme, Socket-1155
CPU: Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-2600K
In addition to these 2 major changes I will also be doing my first ever RAID-0 with 2x SSD's.
Currently I am using a single Intel X-25M 80gb SSD Gen2 as my boot/program/game drive.
So here is my question:
Should I buy one more X-25M and setup a RAID-0 with these two bad boys?
Or should I rather get a new set of SSD's with better speeds and sell/trade my current Intel SSD,
since it kind of seems slow compared to the newer SSD's as well as TRIM not working in RAID-0 making the X-25 kind of pointless?
And my last question is about RAID-0 itself:
Should I also buy a "RAID" card or is the motherboard enough to run a RAID-0 config with only 2x SSD's?
Like I said I have no experience with RAID-0 so any help/comments would go a long way.
Like the other person has mentioned, no sense of raiding SSD due to the lack of Trim Support you will receive. (this is a night and day difference)
On my current system before Trim Support was available, I would watch my drive drop in quality or well degrade in performance.. Once enabled, I set up a scheduled task at 6:30 am it would restart my computer. I wake up at 7am, and by then my computer would already do the garbarge collection. *Need to be out for at least 20 mins on this SSD*
The reason I go for the moveable disk, is well i get more space. Try buying a 250 top of the line SSD drive, look at that price. VS 2x 10k rmp drives...