I will buy a new pc (main use is development) with a high-end intel motherboard (raid-1, sound, gigabit network embedded, usb 3). I would like to install windows 8, 3-d graphics, dual screen, 4 hard disks:
2 raid-1 ssd
2 raid-1 sata.
I read on the self-help that raid can be enabled for sata drives.
Does Intel provide motherboards where raid-1 is available for ssd hard disks.? If so, which one can you advise?
I saw many motherboards for desktop computers, but no comparaison...
SSD disks in SATA format, like Intel 320/330 or 510/520 for MB controller are the same as SATA HDDs, so you can use them for RAID in any MB featured Intel RST RAID. SSDs in mSATA or PCI-E format, like Intel 910, are different story, usually you cannot use them in RAID setups.
I read on some forums that sata-raid controllers don't support TRIM function and that for this reason, a raid-1 on ssd disks has a big performance cost: it is much slower than a single non-raid ssd disk. True or false?