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    Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Ever wondered how quick two SandForce-powered SSDs would be in a RAID configuration? We find out.
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    In the synthetic benchmarks on the HDDs how does a RAID0 setup more than double the speed? How is that possible?

    In one instance (Crystal Mark) two HDDs in RAID0 are 5000% quicker than one of those hard drives alone.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Presumably the cache of 2 drives in RAID 0 is big enough to ensure the whole queue can fit in it, whereas a single drive has to read from the drive itself at that much lower speed? i.e. the faster read speed is from cache. Im just guessing though...

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    What effect does the lack of TRIM have? Surely the performance will degrade over time?

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    What do IOPs relate to in 'real world' terms? Would be nice to have seen times for application/gaming/boot time as well as data transfer speeds.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Blimey! I can't afford/justify one SSD let alone enough to build a RAID array!

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Does this mean that there is trim support in raid?

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Final thoughts and rating

    If you've got £175 to spend, it's hard to ignore the impressive performance of Corsair's F80 drive.

    But that's a big if, as the majority of consumers are likely to be put off by a cost of over £2 per gigabyte
    No, you're worrying too much. Anyone who's used one in W7, won't go back......

    But I dunno if the TRIM thing is sorted in RAID either.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Zak, why just in W7, chief?
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    Zak, why just in W7, chief?
    Wouldn't the TRIM function be done by the controller on the SSD so RAID doesn't matter?

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    Zak, why just in W7, chief?
    Wouldn't the TRIM function be done by the controller on the SSD so RAID doesn't matter?

    Sorry Shooty*, this should have gone to Ksdp 37,,,and I should have gone to Specsavers!

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Force Series F80 SSD: to RAID or not to RAID?

    Here are some real-life results from the Corsair F80 in Raid 0.
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    Raid Stripe is 128k.






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