Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review

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Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review

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Read

Starting with the read tests, the bottom item in the graph is probably the most impressive result. 500MB/s is the slowest that the Force GT RAID 0 setup dropped down to. The slowest. It's averaging well over 700MB/s.

Write

In the write tests the Force GT is frankly insane. Triple the performance of the nearest single drive. Remember that although we're comparing against single drives, they are three of the finest SSDs available. So perhaps double would be expected, but triple performance. Faster than the drive itself is in read tests. The Corsair Force GT has big read numbers, but even bigger write numbers.

 

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04-01-2012, 06:56:32

tinytomlogan


What happens if you take one of the fastest SSDs on the market, the Corsair Force GT, and pair two up in RAID0? The quest for 1GB/s begins...

Continue ReadingQuote

04-01-2012, 07:33:30

Ya93sin
That's some pretty sweet performance thereQuote

04-01-2012, 07:46:25

dugdiamond

04-01-2012, 08:15:25

khorngor
Correct me if im wrong, but last i checked you can't have both TRIM support and RAID enabled, its one or the other.

Though i know Intel is working on something to make it happen, but im yet to hear of it being available.Quote

04-01-2012, 08:28:22

Alicarve
Quote:
Originally Posted by khorngor View Post

Correct me if im wrong, but last i checked you can't have both TRIM support and RAID enabled, its one or the other.

Though i know Intel is working on something to make it happen, but im yet to hear of it being available.
Thats what i thought might have changed now though Quote

04-01-2012, 08:29:27

shortstrawfate
This is exciting... I use a 1TB drive for the data on my PC, it's looking like a couple of years down the line with a small premium I'll be able to use SSD for boot *and* data, then relegate the mechanicals to backup duties.

Is this using the Intel RAID setup? Just intrigued as RAID-5 was appalling on my PC at work, whereas a straight stripe was miles better since there's no parity, but I always suspected that the driver-based RAID had some overheads even in RAID-0. It's an older board though (something MSI with an i7-850 on it, not sure what, it's an off-the-shelf HP.)Quote

04-01-2012, 08:39:28

khorngor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alicarve View Post

Thats what i thought might have changed now though
Pretty confident that you still can't have it, i see myself fairly up to date with tech news.

http://www.techpowerup.com/155368/Intel-Making-TRIM-on-RAID-Possible-.html

The article i read about Intel working on it, but im yet to hear anything more about it.Quote

04-01-2012, 08:53:22

Ya93sin
Doesn't this have both TRIM and Garbage Collection support? Maybe the Garbage collection works with RAID-0 even if TRIM doesn'tQuote

04-01-2012, 08:56:43

alienware
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ya93sin View Post

Doesn't this have both TRIM and Garbage Collection support? Maybe the Garbage collection works with RAID-0 even if TRIM doesn't
If it doesn't it's not worth using. I did try my best to read the review, but honestly I don't really find SSDs exciting and my attention was grabbed more by the rig Quote

04-01-2012, 09:05:27

sheroo
From what I understand Trim does not work with Raid 0. However GC does. I've been running an SSD Raid 0 setup for over a year and have yet to notice any perceivable drop in performance.

Brian, the only thing you missed out was to include your postal address. Quote

04-01-2012, 09:46:35

tinytomlogan
VB was refering to trim for the drives on their own boys. In RAID TRIM isnt available (yet) and you need to rely on Garbage Collection to keep things swiftQuote

04-01-2012, 12:15:04

alienware
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheroo View Post

From what I understand Trim does not work with Raid 0. However GC does. I've been running an SSD Raid 0 setup for over a year and have yet to notice any perceivable drop in performance.

Brian, the only thing you missed out was to include your postal address.
Put ATTO on your PC.

Run it over and over for about two days.

Post the results.Quote

04-01-2012, 12:28:19

marsey99
now the sizes are getting better and the performance is insane all we need are the prices to drop

so jelly vb Quote

04-01-2012, 12:32:51

sheroo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z0mB13 View Post

Put ATTO on your PC.

Run it over and over for about two days.

Post the results.
Here are my ATTO results after a couple of months of normal usage.Quote

04-01-2012, 13:01:33

ruthless
awesome just a shame that SSDs cost so much, ill be getting a ocz synapse and a wd black 1tb Quote

04-01-2012, 13:15:12

S_I_N
Great review VB and epic numbers wish I had the $$ to do something like this but my 2 C300's are doing fine Quote

04-01-2012, 18:12:00

dipzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by marsey99 View Post

now the sizes are getting better and the performance is insane all we need are the prices to drop

so jelly vb
Yep so true, i would love to have at least a 240GB SSD for about £200, that would be awesome.

I reckon very soon we could see this, past year they have dropped in price immenselyQuote

04-01-2012, 18:20:02

Excalabur50
All one can say really is WOW!Quote

04-01-2012, 20:03:04

CocaCola
Wow, those are amazing results from these drives. I don't think it will be a big disadvantage without the TRIM function from within Windows 7. These drives have pretty good house cleaning abilities that run in the background. Quote

05-01-2012, 01:22:24

Shoda
Time to start collecting pennies!Quote

05-01-2012, 04:49:09

{uZa}DOA
Oh man those things are smoking fast...Quote

05-01-2012, 11:49:14

Syncage
And the results can be faster. It doesn't mention which version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology used but the latest 11.0.01032 WHQL drivers make these drives perform even better.Quote

05-01-2012, 12:20:36

Syncage


Results from my 2x120Gb Corsair Force GT Drives running in Raid 0 using the 11.0.01032 WHQL Intel RST drivers.Quote

08-01-2012, 21:38:54

WelshD1K
Review once again missing the price from the top as was the keyboard one . yet still have a rating for value? also dare i ask how can you compare raid0 drives to non raided drives? like comparing a single card setup to a sli / crossfire ofcourse its going to be faster....

and saying that the 2 drives raid 0 speed halfed equates to 420mb/s doesnt really work like that tho does it?Quote

19-01-2012, 17:51:46

Galamagus
huh?Quote

08-02-2012, 16:05:51

magicc8ball
Great review it has sold me on what ssd raid I am going with!

Is there anyways we might be able to get a review of this drive but solo. To see who is the best single drive?Quote

12-02-2012, 18:53:05

MaXiMiZe
Top review. These are hella fast Quote
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