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Intel Finally Announces That TRIM Is Supported In RAID 0 With Intel RST Ver. 11 and Newer

Well it is finally official! Not five minutes ago, we received word from Intel that Intel RST drivers Ver. 11 and newer offers TRIM support for RAID 0, but ONLY on  MS Windows 7 operating systems with Intel 7 series chipsets.  Older chipsets are not supported.

Intel is also presently working on a solution that allows TRIM in RAID 0 for Windows 8 systems with the new 7 series chipsets. To say this is long awaited news just may be a bit of an understatement.

To make it official though, Dan Snyder, PR Manager of Intel Corporation, can be quoted as such:

“Trim on RAID 0 for SSDs is supported in the Intel RST driver versions 11.0 and newer. Currently available for the general public on Intels downloads site is RST driver version 11.2 which offers TRIM support on RAID 0 compatible with MS Windows 7 OS on Intel 7 series chipsets (earlier chipsets NOT supported). Intel is also working on a future release providing support for TRIM on RAID 0 on Microsoft Windows 8 OS for Intel 7 series chipsets. ” 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.harrower.50 David Harrower

    Any word on if they plan to extend TRIM support to series 6 (Sandy Bridge) chipsets?

    My RAID system is on a Z68 board. It’s less than a year old, so surely they will eventually support it??

    I’d gladly just upgrade to a Z77 board if my system wasn’t such a PITA to organize (mATX with water cooling, SLI, 4 HDDs, and 5 fans) I barely got it done the first time and I wouldn’t like my odds trying it again.

    I’m just starting to notice some slowdown in my RAID array too.

    • http://www.thessdreview.com Les@TheSSDReview

      I haven’t heard word officially but, unofficially, don’t count on it…

  • 520creek

    Hmmm… http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/storage-news/intels-trim-support-for-raid-configurations-coming-soon-to-x79/

    Give that a look, seems like my Z68 is good to go!
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21407

    Now… can i just update it through RST or is an annoying OS re-install in the works…

    • 520creek

      No…. no i spoke to fast… DAMIT!! The dirvers work with z68… but no trim for me…. wow… they better be working on a 6 series update as well….

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