The information they provided is correct in regards of the SATA controller mode, RAID includes the same advantages that AHCI offers.
For benchmark we recommend the incompressible data type. For general testing of the Intel® SSD we encourage to use the Intel® SSD Toolbox.
Thank you very much.. I have downloaded the toolbox and used it to optimize the drive. I am happy to say that the lag has disappeared completely.
I realised I might not have clarfied something though. The actual SSD drive isn't on raid 0. I have two regular seagate 500gig 10000rpm x2 drives in a raid 0 formation and I also have my intel ssd 520 drive (singular )
Because of the nature of the motherboard it allows one controller at a time.. meaning that I setup the two normal drives as raid 0 and then at a later date purchased and installed my intel ssd drive which I installed the windows 0s onto. In other words, even though the intel drive is being run from the controller in raid 0 mode, it isn't a part of two ssd drives merged together as raid 0.
Does that mean the intel drive is still running as fast as ahci mode?
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As I understand all drives are connected to the same SATA controller which is setup in RAID mode; therefore, the standalone Intel® SSD is considered “RAID ready” and yes, AHCI advantages are also used in this mode.