Yesterday I posted a question about Storage Spaces and ReFS about cache turn off (write through mode) and it's settled. I thought it will be simple, but it turns out far from simple and ran into another issue. Storage Spaces doesn't recommend having TRIM turn on for stripe SSD and ReFS is not recommended for database usage yet (from a couple of discussion in the forum). Which is a major downfall, ouch. I have to change plan now.
I'm having 2 SSD Intel S3710 which I will RAID as RAID 1. The problem is Intel only supports trim at RAID 0 level. I'm hoping at RAID 1, but it doesn't! Ouch!
So I'm thinking of a couple of solutions now :
Continue with RAID 0 with Intel SSD Trim supports and use it in conjunction with Stabelbit Drivepool and Scanner. I have no experience with Stablebit at all. Will SB Drivepool able to detect changes made in the file which has already copied? Example: You have a word or excel file that keeps growing because the changes are made every day, the database grows larger and larger too. Will SB Drivepool able to detect these changes and accommodate it at the duplicated files as well? If yes, then it will behave more like RAID 1.
Can I use RAID 0 and put it in SB Pool? If yes, then which drive letters will appear on screen? The native Intel Raid or The Drivepool version? Excuse my newbies question for this one.
If the answer is no, I cannot combine it. Does Stablebit Drivepool support SSD Trim in a pool? Say I combine all S3710 SSD inside, can I have the TRIM supports too?
Other solution that supports Software RAID with Trim (other than RAID 0). I have done a lot of research but NO definitive answer. SnapRAID, FlexRaid, etc, etc. I just assume that it isn't possible in any way. Any suggestion?
Any advice/suggestion is greatly appreciated!