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    SSD Raid with trim?

    I don't think any SATA controller will physically block a TRIM command. What I understand (I am still unsure of this) from the TRIM command chain : The SSD may not support a TRIM command but it's ok with your X25-M G2 and most Indilinx based SSD The AHCI or RAID driver may NOT support the TRIM command yet ... but the "basic" MS legacy IDE/SATA driver is capable of sending TRIM commands For example, the Intel Storage Matrix drivers (supporting ICH features) should be enabled for this TRIM command "soon" At the OS level, the TRIM command must be send dynamically by the File system itself (Windows 7 NTFS should do it) or, on demand, by a specific utility (like the OCZ Wiper.exe tool which collect unused sectors from the FS - I guess it scans as an UNDELETE tool does - and send a TRIM command to the OCZ SSD - may work for other Indilinx based SSD and worth a try with your X25-M - for all of those after having created a HUGE file to reserve those sectors) The real problem is the controller's driver and I think it will be solved by a controller driver update in the next 6 month... Thank you for the explanation!
  2. I picked up 2 intel 80g SSD v2 25M for a good price and was wondering if there is a controller that will have Trim? The onboard ICH certainly does not have that option.
  3. Well after 7 weeks one of the velociraptor 150 completely failed : Code 0225 - too many errors found Firmware 4.01V01 So these may be lemon pie after all. The other drive is working though.
  4. Nevermind. Got it going.
  5. Is there anyway of extracting the .iso files that WD provides to a bootable flash drive?
  6. With the release of the WD RE3, it seems that it's not only superior in performance but much for cost effective? Test results by BlackDragon24 at AMDMB : I suppose the Velociraptors are extinct.
  7. I'm trying to decide what would be the most reliable harddrives on the market for this little box. I'm looking to install 2x 1T harddrives in Raid 1 to store my invoicing, pictures, videos and all other valuable data. The unit has a list of compatible Terabyte harddrives but I don't want to over spend I just want the best possible Raid 1 configuration. Sata 3 is out of the question. These are some specs: 500MHz CPU and DDRII 256 MB memory built-in phpMyAdmin, Joomla! and MySQL/ SQLite 2* 3.5" SATA I/II HDD, up to 2TB LAN Port 1 * Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port More specs: Compatible 1T drives according to there website: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 1000 SATA II 7200 32 Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1000 SATA II 7200 32 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1000 SATA II 7200 32 WD WD Caviar GP WD10EACS 1000 SATA II 7200 16 WD WD RE2-GP WD1000FYPS 1000 SATA II 7200 16
  8. on of the 39320 controllers are sold as well as one of the harddrives. 6 left...will take offers.
  9. Adaptec 29320 is sold Scsi drives and dual channel 39320's still available. Have to move these out, make me an offer, the worst I can say is no so go for harm done
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  11. The Cheetah 15K.4 is the best performance, lowest cost of ownership, 3.5-inch disc drive. It enables higher performance with fewer drives, while offering the industry's highest reliability. 3.5ms SEEK TIME 146G Capacity 15D SPEED! ULTRA 320 Interface,655,00.html RETAIL $1000 each SELL for $300 each ADAPTEC 39320 A-R 2-channel, 64/133 MHz, full-height, half-length card with HostRAIDâ„¢ RAID 0, 1, and 10 RETAIL $399 EACH Sell for $1500 each Also have on of the Adaptec 29320 single channel controllers (same as above but single channel ) RETAIL $299 Sell for $100.00 OR BEST OFFER!!! HEATWARE=25+
  12. I appreciate the offer. I have the 29320A-R and have no issues ( smaller bios ). The reason I wanted a dual channel was to maintaint the 133 bus speed since having 2 PCIX scsi plugged in would lower it to 100. I've since put back the 29320A-R so now I have 3 dual channel 39320A-R's with full warrany (1 year), cable, original cd for sale. I aslo have 7 Seagate Cheetah 15.4 148G harddrives for sale with full 5 year warranty ( actually, I think it's 4.5 years left if anyone is interested)
  13. I called Adaptec customer service and after trying many different types of scenarios, there is NO SOLUTION. Apparenty there are issues with the dual channel adaptec controllers ( not the single channel ) and certain pci-x video cards. Apparently, Intel did address the issue but do not have a solution other than downgrading to a single channel adaptor or downgrading through experimentation different video cards. WHAT DOES WORK: Adaptec 39320A-R with ATI x800GTO Adaptec 29320A-R with any video card WHAT DOES NOT WORK Adaptec 39320A-R with x1900xtx or x1950xtx
  14. --><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Brad.B @ Oct 6 2006, 11:03 AM) 234780[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--> Since the Adaptec doesn't host your boot device, I would try disabling the BIOS on the Adaptec. I assume this is done within the adaptec setup panel? Wouldn't disabling the bios render the drives non-bootable? Thank you for the quick reply PS, interestingly enough, I tried a single channel Adaptec controller card and I the problem does not reoccure.