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    Default SSDs in RAID Get TRIM

    Don't Lose Performance Anymore

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/SSDs-...e-235606.shtml

    Intel has a certain technology called RTS, short for Rapid Storage Technology.

    Owners of its solid state drives may or may not have downloaded the new Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver 11.5.0.1109 Alpha.

    In the same manner, people may or may not have spent time reading through the release notes.

    Those who did, though, may have noticed a particular line that says “this release will not enable the TRIM on RAID0 feature, but it will be added in the next RST 11.5 release. Contact your RST AE representative with questions.”

    Basically, Intel is going to enable TRIM support for solid state drives set up in RAID0 configuration.

    This is very big news for anyone using RAID, since it means their drives won't start losing performance over time anymore.

    SSDs have an inherent problem in that they possess a limited number of write cycles and new data can't be overwritten on 'deleted' sectors without putting said sectors through erase cycles first.

    Thus, as drives fill up with data and the number of those sectors rises, their read and write speeds decrease, and simply erasing files doesn't solve the problem.

    Fortunately, Windows 7 has the TRIM command, which constantly clears up those deleted sectors (during idle times especially) and preserves the very high transfer speeds of NAND Flash drives.

    This applies only to the units themselves, though, not to multi-drive RAID setups.

    In other words, people may choose to combine two or more SSDs in RAID and benefit from higher performance and security, but only for a while, because that performance will visibly drop with time.

    If Intel really does bring RAID TRIM support with the next RST driver, though, this final barrier will be surmounted and HDDs will lose yet another one of their advantages, like they are losing the affordability perk.

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    Default Re: SSDs in RAID Get TRIM

    This is good news for many who use these drives in a RAID configuration.

    Note: The first line should read RST and not RTS.

    (EDIT: I just realized that it's Softpedia's mistake :EDIT)

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    Default Re: SSDs in RAID Get TRIM

    believe it when i see it working. this has been mistaken before.

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    Default Re: SSDs in RAID Get TRIM

    nic e
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    Default Re: SSDs in RAID Get TRIM

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    believe it when i see it working. this has been mistaken before.
    I see your point. This is an announcement about an announcement and it's not a reality yet. They just say that it will be so sometime.
    If it happens, it will be cool.

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    it will be great IF it happens

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    Default Re: SSDs in RAID Get TRIM

    I've been waiting for 2 years and I bet it will be another 2 years...

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    Default Re: SSDs in RAID Get TRIM

    maybe it IS true
    Hoping to build on this statement we contacted Intel who just returned that “a future version of RST will support RAID 0 TRIM”, however, would not elaborate further.

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    I think BillGates needs trim if you ask me. Here Bill, here is one of Detons hand me overs. By here statement on her shirt, you 2 would be a great pair!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    I think BillGates needs trim if you ask me. Here Bill, here is one of Detons hand me overs. By here statement on her shirt, you 2 would be a great pair!

    where is the picture drdorkus?

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    lets see the pic little doc
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