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Old 09-21-10, 10:32 PM   #241
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not sure what your taking about, but I have EVGA EVGA E758 X58 3-Way Sli board and it it works perfectly fine with SSD on Intel SATA port 1. I have AHCI enabled in Bios for Intel and both Jmicron controllers.
Yes but I'm sure you're using a different kind of SSD. Most people have no problems but people with some Kingston V-series ssds and WD ssds that run the JMicron controller (on the SSD) are having issues with the Intel controller on the E758 (all x58?) motherboards. I'm sure that either a) your ssd runs the Sandforce controller or b) your ssd has a firmware update and you won't have any issues running in AHCI. Believe me I definitely was not losing my mind there is a serious incompatibility. I couldn't get it to work at all in AHCI until I hooked it up to the red JMicron sata ports on the motherboard.

Also my motherboard is running the latest bios for what it's worth...
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Old 09-21-10, 11:22 PM   #242
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Just got myself two OCZ 120GB SSDs.
I'm thinking I'll do the same, they're cheaper here than any other SF drives right now and perform better because of the better firmware.

120GB is also the sweet spot.. was going to buy a 240GB but it still costs more than double so I guess RAID it is.
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Old 09-22-10, 12:02 PM   #243
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Thought there was TRIM Support for Raid 0?
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...rim-for-raid/1
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Old 09-22-10, 12:20 PM   #244
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Oh thats lame! Is the performance loss from lack of TRIM big?
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Old 09-22-10, 01:09 PM   #245
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In benchmarks yes. In day to day usage no. I didn't even notice the difference between a single 80GB and two 160GB in RAID 0. A single SSD is usually fast enough, especially the latest generation (SF).

That's why I'm not going to bother with RAID again.
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I don't know these drives nearly as well as slaWter does, but I can tell you |MaguS| the performance difference is night and day with a single drive. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 09-22-10, 01:18 PM   #246
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Yeah just going raid for storage size increase... price was well worth it. Right now they both will be on my laptop but once I get my desktop back up and running im gonna put them in there with my 640GB for storage.
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Old 09-22-10, 01:53 PM   #247
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If you have OCZ drives, they have a thing called Garbage Collection for when in RAID. Works just as well as Trim does. I write and erase and write to mine all the time. I can run a benchmark just after writing a huge file, and the speeds will come out perfect. OCZ Drives in RAID 0 = win.
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Old 09-22-10, 02:16 PM   #248
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Well this depends on the SSD Controller. Not all Controllers have the same type of Garbage Collection. What you're saying works with older OCZ drivers but the SF based products behave differently because they have a different type of "Garbage Collection" (similar to the Intel SSDs).
Yes, but it still works just fine. I haven't seen anyone on the OCZ forums having problems with sandforce drives in raid losing performance.

Oh, just for fun. This is what I get with my 2, Agility drives with 10gb free...

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Old 09-22-10, 09:23 PM   #249
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Any Sandforce based drives hardly see a hit at all without TRIM anyway - even in benchmarks. This is why I'm still considering RAID with these drives, if it was with another controller other than Sandforce, I definitely would stay away from RAID because of the lack of TRIM support.
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Old 09-24-10, 01:32 PM   #250
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Dam these drives are awesome!
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Old 09-30-10, 09:31 PM   #251
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Gonna be joining the club, after Mom got hers, now I'm getting mine!! Gonna be a Gskill 120 Pro, can't wait for this beast!

People were right, these hd's are way awesome, look forward to this!

Edit: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, I love SSD's, they are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oafe;j

Just went 28/8 playing BC2, which was AMAZINGLY smooth compared to spindle drives...unbelievable how great an upgrade SSD's are!
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Old 10-03-10, 07:17 PM   #252
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Been having lots of issues with my drives the las few days. First night steam just disappeared (folder and all) and since then my laptops performance has been laggy.
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