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    Default 2xSSD's Raid 0 on a GA-X58A-UD3R

    I was thinking of getting two SSD's In RAID0 mode for my motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R Rev2.0. I've Updated my Bios with a modified one with TRIM in RAID0 support.
    I was wondering if anyone else has try'ed this on that board, and if they have had any problems?


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    Default Re: 2xSSD's Raid 0 on a GA-X58A-UD3R

    it should work fine

    trim should also work if you've modded the bios and use latest rst drivers
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    Default Re: 2xSSD's Raid 0 on a GA-X58A-UD3R

    The latest IRST drivers, 13.2, won't install on the X58 board's ICH10R chipset, or apparently anything up to and including Intel 7 series chipsets, like the Z77.

    Yes that is different than previous versions of IRST, but Intel had to leave some older chipsets behind at some point.

    But, depending upon the BIOS mod to enable RAID 0 TRIM (more that one method), if it uses the chipset ID hack, then the latest driver might install.

    For RAID 0 TRIM, all that is needed is an IRST version 11 or greater driver.

    No mention of what OS you are using. A modded BIOS is always a risk IMO, the RAID 0 TRIM support mod has potential side affects.

    I ran three Samsung 830 SSDs in RAID 0 on an Asus X58 board, with the same ICH10R SATA chip, without RAID 0 TRIM. I did that before RAID 0 TRIM existed. If you keep the RAID 0 array mostly empty, it will perform fine for a long time without TRIM, I had mine going for over a year before I moved on to another board, etc.

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    if your using Samsung ssd's you have the performance optimisation feature in Samsung magician,which does the job of trim
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    Default Re: 2xSSD's Raid 0 on a GA-X58A-UD3R

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    The latest IRST drivers, 13.2, won't install on the X58 board's ICH10R chipset, or apparently anything up to and including Intel 7 series chipsets, like the Z77.

    Yes that is different than previous versions of IRST, but Intel had to leave some older chipsets behind at some point.

    But, depending upon the BIOS mod to enable RAID 0 TRIM (more that one method), if it uses the chipset ID hack, then the latest driver might install.

    For RAID 0 TRIM, all that is needed is an IRST version 11 or greater driver.

    No mention of what OS you are using. A modded BIOS is always a risk IMO, the RAID 0 TRIM support mod has potential side affects.

    I ran three Samsung 830 SSDs in RAID 0 on an Asus X58 board, with the same ICH10R SATA chip, without RAID 0 TRIM. I did that before RAID 0 TRIM existed. If you keep the RAID 0 array mostly empty, it will perform fine for a long time without TRIM, I had mine going for over a year before I moved on to another board, etc.
    Yet at moment i have the software bios for 13.2 with trim 0 support from the mod bios thread some time ago, and installed windows rst 13.2.4.100. everything seems fine with 1 ssd cache drive running 2x hdds in raid 0.

    I was thinking of getting 2x Samsung 850 Pro's 256gb and runing as raid 0. But 1-2 people have said i'm asking for trouble and better to just get the 1 bigger drive 512gb. So now unsure myself.

    Thanks for the feadback guys :))
    p.s updated my pc spec's info.
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    Default Re: 2xSSD's Raid 0 on a GA-X58A-UD3R

    Quote Originally Posted by TrebleTA View Post
    Yet at moment i have the software bios for 13.2 with trim 0 support from the mod bios thread some time ago, and installed windows rst 13.2.4.100. everything seems fine with 1 ssd cache drive running 2x hdds in raid 0.

    I was thinking of getting 2x Samsung 850 Pro's 256gb and runing as raid 0. But 1-2 people have said i'm asking for trouble and better to just get the 1 bigger drive 512gb. So now unsure myself.

    Thanks for the feadback guys :))
    p.s updated my pc spec's info.
    So you have the chipset ID mod for TRIM support, which allows you to use the IRST 13.2 software. Which is also how you can create an SRT setup on an otherwise completely unsupported chipset.

    Caching SSDs and TRIM is an obscure topic, the first boards to support them (Z68) were pre-RAID 0 TRIM driver and chipset support. While SRT is called a type of RAID 0 array, I wonder if TRIM can be passed to a caching SSD, since the data is not striped, just copied from the HDD.

    FYI, while the Samsung Magician software does have a manual TRIM feature, it won't work on their SSD when in a RAID array. The Magician software does not recognize RAID mode correctly, and since RAID implementations are usually different depending upon the manufacture, which one do they choose to support, if they bothered to do so?

    Using Samsung 850 Pros in RAID 0 would be among the most worry free SSDs to use. I've seen sales where two 256GB SSDs were cheaper than the same model's 512GB version, which is how I ended up with three SSDs in RAID 0 again recently.

    SSDs in RAID 0 are not very popular now, but I've had no trouble with multiple arrays. The other downside to SSDs in RAID 0 is the 4K/small file random performance never increases, and usually decreases a bit, so they don't boot faster, plus take a little longer to start up than a single SSD, so two strikes as boot drives. The performance areas they do improve are in aspects that most PC users never or rarely encounter. I agree that a single 512GB 850 Pro would be the best bet for most people.

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    Default Re: 2xSSD's Raid 0 on a GA-X58A-UD3R

    So the only real improvement in raid 0 ssd's is if I was copping a lot of big files. For me I'm more a gamer and general user and after looking around the web I will just get the one SSD drive. Going to get the Samsung 850 pro 512gb. Thanks for the help.

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