09-01-2011 11:55 AM - edited 09-01-2011 12:11 PM
C300 + M4 Raid-0 128K Stripes, LPM Enabled, Write Cache Enabled:
My scores more than doubled except for the 4K Read & Write. It dropped a few MB/s there, but I hear that's normal. The 4K-64 Thrd didn't quite double, but increased by about 75%.
09-01-2011 12:38 PM
you should be able to flash under ahci. you will be fine, just 'turn off' raid, and flash under ahci, then re start raid.
09-01-2011 12:45 PM - edited 09-01-2011 01:59 PM
This ASUS mobo BIOS doesn't really have a switch that turns off the RAID. You just have 3 options: IDE, AHCI, and RAID. I suppose I'll switch it over to AHCI and see what happens. If you don't hear from me for a few hours, you'll know what happened!
Edit: No problems. Took 5 minutes.
I'm gonna finish some papers, maybe go to class, and then take another benchmark.
09-02-2011 07:04 PM
thank you for your experiment.
I currently have a 256 GB C300 as well as a 128 GB C300 (with nothing on it) in my new build (I7-2600K; Asus P8Z68-V) and an M4 128 GB inbound from the Newegg 32% off sale a couple of days ago.
It looks like I will run the 2 128 GB in Raid 0 and use the 256 GB as a data drive.