The Corsair User Forums  

Go Back   The Corsair User Forums > Corsair Product Discussion > Solid State Drives (SSD)

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-06-2010, 03:28 PM
musilex musilex is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
POST ID # = 475394
musilex Reputation: 10
Default 2 90GB Force SSDs in RAID-0 vs. 1 180GB Force w/Trim Enabled


I'm looking to upgrade the original HDD in my Dell Workstation 690 and have decided to go with a Corsair SSD. However, I'm torn between running a single Force 180GB or two separate 90GB drives in a RAID-0 configuration. There isn't much price differential, so which will provide better performance? I hear the RAID-0 configuration will be much quicker out of the box but will deteriorate as TRIM cannot be enabled in RAID configurations - is this the case? Or can TRIM be enabled with a RAID configuration? Does getting a single SSD where I can enable TRIM make more sense?

Thanks for your help.
Reply With Quote

Old 11-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Wired's Avatar
Wired Wired is offline
Wired's PC Specs
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 32,188
POST ID # = 475400
Wired Reputation: 32

You cannot use TRIM on RAIDed drives.

+ Faster speed
- 2 pieces of hardware = 2 possible failure points

Personally I'd go for the bigger drive.

Note: No one refers to the drives by their unformatted sizes :) I'd get the 160 GB or the 240 GB.
No, I don't work for Corsair need to flow like a river...
Forum Rules
Admin of this forum / / Petri's IT Forum / The Corsair Memory Steam Group
Founder/Creator/Admin of ZE SECRET PROJECT (Coming Soon)
Reply With Quote

Old 11-06-2010, 10:59 PM
Synbios's Avatar
Synbios Synbios is offline
Registered User
Synbios's PC Specs
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 1,158
POST ID # = 475444
Synbios Reputation: 10
Send a message via AIM to Synbios

Pros and cons either way really, raid0 with the force drives have nearly twice the sustained transfer rates, but how often do you transfer huge files to an os drive? you buy the ssd for seek time so it wouldn't be a bad choice to get the single drive then add another once raid trim comes out.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.