I don't know about consumer SSDs, but VMware and EMC's best practice guides both strongly recommend 8k ua sizes for W7 for VDI/View gold images. Those are some pretty big recommendations. They typically don't put stuff in their best practice guides unless it has been proven in labs and production environments. All of my W7 VM images are 8k.
Since this is all on Enterprise SAN storage, I have been less concerned about using it on my home boxes, but I've definitely thought about it. I'd be willing to experiment.
I wonder if its a significant enough change for a benchmarking tool to measure?
Originally Posted by thm1223
(not available in RAID0)
TRIM is available in RAID0. Yes, there are huge potential gains from RAID0.