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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:43
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:52
Hy. I'm trying to improve my overall performance and thought an intel SSD should be a good choice.. decided on 330 series but my main worry is related to compatibility issues that could appear with my old 775 socket mobo (Asus P5ND2-SLI) which doesn't have AHCI and other stuff required.
Should I buy an SSD with this config. or wait for a new platform?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:00
Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:04
some online-stores told me that if required features (sata3/ahci/trim) are not supported by my motherboard there's a % risk of failure .. also related to their working-life.. read that it's theoretical .. limited, is it?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:25
Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:29
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 20:11
Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:08
I think that's also a myth and you can have TRIM even if your motherboard is in IDE mode. My motherboard is in RAID mode (although the disks aren't in RAID) and every utility I've tried tells me TRIM is enabled.
Windows 7 is the first version of Windows that supports TRIM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:40
get the largest size you can afford - one factor in performance/longevity is spare storage size due to the way SSDs work and larger drives have larger extra space AND you won't be filling up as much.
RAID only recently got TRIM support
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:37
Without TRIM, the lifespan of the drive will be reduced and you could potentially lose performance once the drive starts getting full, but the drive will still work with your mobo.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:41
Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:59
writing is the problem.. not reading from it. I still need detailed info on risks using no-ahci (no-trim) mobo's with ssd's.
Just don't constantly crank through files on it and it will be in better shape either way. Point downloads and stuff to a secondary HDD. I keep all my spreadsheets and documents on my SSD though.
your 6'year old BTX based machine could have AHCI which brings TRIM? My mobo seems to have almost the same age.. and it doesn't.
I'm on a 6-year old BTX based machine. I have an Intel SSD in it...and TRIM works just fine.