I’ve found a product that I may want to purchase since I have spare M.2 SATA SSDs lying around:
I’m hoping to find out if something better exists out on the market. Priorities:
- Takes more than one M.2 SATA SSD
- Does not require additional data (SATA) cables to be connected to the motherboard
- Supports TRIM
- Has Spanning/RAID-0 mode (multiple SSDs seen as one device)
- Bandwidth of both drives combined
The Startech product mentioned before supports 1 to 5, but not all at once; RAID mode does not pass TRIM along to the underlying SSDs. So it seems that 3 and 4 are mutually exclusive there. The Startech 25S22M2NGFFR does support TRIM, but its bandwidth is gimped by the SATA interface, and it does not support TRIM for RAID-0 anyhow; spanning mode is counted as “RAID” and StarTech says it does not support TRIM except in JBOD mode which is not what I want.