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Corsair F60 + Samsung F3 1TB RAID0 = SUCCESS

Poll Results: Should I do it?

Poll expired: May 31, 2011  
  • 76% (16)
    DO IT!
  • 19% (4)
    Just get the SSD and use the F3 normally.
  • 0% (0)
    No reason to even get an SSD.
  • 4% (1)
    Other (please explain).
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
This is somewhat related to this thread but didn't want to start a tangent.

I'm intending on grabbing a Corsair Force F60 (60GB) SSD sometime in the near future and so far, I have purchased one Samsung F3 that hasn't been installed yet. I already have three mechanical drives in my case and I'm looking to do away with both of the 500GB drives. I can fit four hard drives total in my case.

Corsair F60 + 2x 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 (HD103SJ) in RAID0 + 1.5TB backup drive would be the final set up. Is it overkill? Should I do it? Thank you.

EDIT:
Samsung F3 purchased.

EDIT 2:
RAID0 setup problems, see post #14.
Edited by RallyMaster - 5/15/11 at 8:16am
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post #2 of 21
DO IT 100% Ocn doesnt believe in overkill!
Edited by ryanbob1234 - 5/1/11 at 7:46am
post #3 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
This is somewhat related to this thread but didn't want to start a tangent.

I'm intending on grabbing a Corsair Force F60 (60GB) SSD sometime in the near future and so far, I have purchased one Samsung F3 that hasn't been installed yet. I already have three mechanical drives in my case and I'm looking to do away with both of the 500GB drives. I can fit four hard drives total in my case.

Corsair F60 + 2x 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 (HD103SJ) in RAID0 + 1.5TB backup drive would be the final set up. Is it overkill? Should I do it? Thank you.
Grab a 5.25 to 3.5 converter, and convert 2 5.25 bays to 3 3.5 bays and have ALL of them in there
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post #4 of 21
No such thing as overkill here on OCN!

If you need that much space, then go for it. I still can't seem to accumulate more than 500GB, and most of that is due to games.
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post #5 of 21
Just be aware that for now there aren't any RAID controllers that support TRIM.

I wanna see what kind of boot times you get
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post #6 of 21
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I actually already have most of my three drives filled. I think that's why I was even considering this whole ordeal lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by Traches View Post
Just be aware that for now there aren't any RAID controllers that support TRIM.

I wanna see what kind of boot times you get
It'll be a single SSD.
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
I actually already have most of my three drives filled. I think that's why I was even considering this whole ordeal lol


It'll be a single SSD.
Oops, misread the OP. Looks super
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post #8 of 21
That's identical to the setup I have

60Gb Vertex2 SSD - OS & apps
2x1Tb F3 in RAID0 - data & games
1.5Tb external caddy - backups

It's an excellent setup, do it do it do it do it do it

unless of course you want to wait for the SATA3 super speed (600MB/s write, 500Mb/s read) new generation of SSDs to become normal, so the price of yours drops a bit, but I wouldn't bother
post #9 of 21
If that's overkill, then I'm right there with you. I have a Vertex3 (120GB) for the OS. I have two WD RE4's in RAID0 for most of the data (games, pictures, music, etc.). I have a 500Gb backup drive.
You don't want to fill the SSD, so you can only put a few games on it. Whenever you run a game off the other drives, you'll want that fast as well.
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post #10 of 21
i say do it, im tempted to get an ssd myself lol
   
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