Originally Posted by assassin
Maybe. Don't want Raid0 though as I don't want to risk data loss and I have read mixed things about losing Trim support if you Raid SSDs.
And I don't need the extra performance anyway.
I recently purchased a second Mushkin Deluxe 240GB on sale. That's the one with the better NAND. I had already purchased one earlier this spring, so now I have two identical. My thought was to play with RAID0 with the idea that the latest Intel RST (126.96.36.1997) should be pass TRIM to members of a RAID0 array. I never quite figured out if TRIM was being passed, but RST ended up being way too unstable. In particular, there was pretty consistent BSOD on wake up from sleep.
That said, it benchmarked extremely fast... about twice the speed of single Mushkin Deluxe 240. But still, I couldn't tell the difference in actual use, and just enabling RAID in BIOS slows the boot down because of OROM initialize. I can barely tell the difference in performance between my SATAII based SSDs and the newer faster SATAIII SSDs, and it seems any more performance beyond that is equally unnoticeable.
It was only a couple of days after trying it, that I took the system out of RAID0 and am back to my system booting from just the single Mushkin Deluxe 240GB. BTW, I'm using the standard MSAHCI driver, and don't even have the Intel RST software loaded. There is just no advantage to running the Intel stuff unless you're attempting to do RAID...