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Currently I have two 30GB Vertex 1's in RAID 0...
I am not too happy about the size as it's almost full... OS and about 2 games...
I am looking to upgrade and am kind of disappointed about the Vertex 3 being too fast for my X58 MB with a 6GB Sata port(with the Marvel 9128 controller)...
So I am debating going bigger... Is the Vertex 3 worth the upgrade (even though I won't be getting as high read/write speeds); because of the newer sandforce controller and recycling techniques and being future proof for $300 for a 120GB?
Or should I save a little, and geto two 60GB Vertex 2's for roughly $105 each which will get me 400MB+ read and writes?
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post #2 of 6
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Or I could get 3x Vertex 2's for a little more than a vertex 3 and acheive these speeds on ICH10R chipset...

How good is the raid Vertex 2's garbage collection? I am not too happy with my Vertex 1 as I am pretty sure the performance is all over the place if I do an ATTO benchmark now...

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Personally id go for the Vertex 2's in RAID 0 , but in all honesty are you ever even going to use those insane speeds.
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post #4 of 6
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Good question and probably not...
But like I said, it's more in the actual space vs/pricing of these drives... Also how well the GC works in RAID on these newer sandforce controllers vs my current setup...
I hear the Vertex 3 technically does not slow down even after filling it up and deleting several times...
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Really need the raid? In my experience loss of TRIM is a bigger deal than the extra speed from RAID 0 when you are already dealing with SSD speeds.
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Good obvious questions as I don't neccessarily NEED it, but more of an E-peen thing. I understand what you mean by losing TRIM and on the Vertex 1, after doing an ATTO benchmark, numbers are everywhere, and with GC, I literally have to leave overnight to get the numbers back up, but it's not a 'noticable' system performance hit...
With raid or not, seek times will always be ridiculously low, and I am just wondering how much better these newer sandforce 1220 controllers are in RAID with GC... do you have to leave overnight to gain performance?

Or should I be future proof and spend a little extra for the Vertex 3...
Might upgrade to sandy bridge soon and that will solve it all...
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