Raid 0 With SSD and Trim

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Prime85, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

    Prime85

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    I want to remove my optical drive and add another samsung 830 SSD in a Raid 0 configuration.

    1st ..... will this make a noticeable difference in speed? (for example my MBP now boots in 16 Seconds, if i do a Raid 0 with another SSD will it boot faster?)

    2nd..... all the research i have done shows that Trim cant be used in a Raid configuration. Is this still the case today?

    3rd.... will my failure rate increase running two 512gb 830 SSD's?
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    How often do you reboot to need to save a few seconds? If you power off your MBP after each use then you are using it wrong.

    Yes and you would loose everything without a proper backup.
     
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    I doubt it would make a significant difference, the only thing truly noticeable could be the boot that's a couple of seconds quicker. At this point does it make a real difference though? Would you count seconds every time you boot and be like "Yes, only 13 seconds!". You would probably waste more time by asking this question on a forum, buying and installing the SSD than what you would save in booting time over the remaining life of your MBP.

    512GB SSD also isn't super cheap. I would spend my money on other things in life. If you feel like blowing money just buy your gf/wife/parents a nice gift or something. But hey it's your money not mine.
     
  4. Prime85 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Prime85

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    Thanks for the help! Instead of buying the SSD i will replace my optical drive with the 750GB HHD that came with my MBP and use it as a media drive to save space on my SSD.

    Thanks to both of you, you were a big help!
     

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