Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review

Test Setup

Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review

Test Setup

The Corsair Force GTs are part of the Cincinnati Bengal Project Rig that you may have been following on both Youtube and in our forums. To say I like orange and black is an understatement, I have to say this isnt the way I would have asked for it to have been done had I designed it but once it arrived I have to admit that TTL just got it so right the way this baby looks is just so perfect. My wife is actually worried that he seems to know this side of me better than her!

There is a lot to cover about the hardware that makes up this glorious bit of eye candy, but obviously today we're just focussing on the storage with the Corsair Force GTs.

2x Corsair Force GT 240GB in RAID0
Intel Core i7-2600K
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
16GB Kingston T1 1600MHz
Zotac GTX590 
Phobya 360 Radiator
Phobya Dual-bay Reservoir
Tygon Hose
Mayhem Custom Coolant
CoolerMaster ATCS 840
BitFenix Spectre Orange LED Fans
BeQuiet Dark Power 850W PSU

I'm sure you'll agree that's quite a mouth watering specification, and we have to thank the various companies who have assisted us with putting together such a monster.

Time was so tight on the build that there are a few final bits to iron out, most obviously the lack of an acrylic window, but it's still so gorgeous it's worth a small drool.

As you can see this is more of a hint at its beauty rather than a hardcore look, which will come later on once it's finished.

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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
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