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post #1 of 8
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Is it the crucial m4? i was looking for the fastest ssd solution (has to have at least 120gb) whether it being a single or multiple raid 0 solution that's under or at 300 dollars?

What is it?
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solution huh?

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try intels sdd cache on the z68 boards or get one of these http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...=HDDBOOST&area belive me it's awesome
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post #4 of 8
ssd keep single. m4 seems fastest and cheapest.
3 vertex raid on x58 666 reads 450 writes, and single vertex faster in game loads and os and programs , so ssd raiding only on high end ssd raid cards.
C300 no problems with it yet.
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post #5 of 8
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so single ssd over multiple ssds in raid 0? even on a 1155 mobo? i thought they had pretty good onboard controllers?
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post #6 of 8
In my opinion, 25nm fabrication for SSDs is still in its infancy. It doesn't offer much of an advantage over 32nm except for the amount of storage. It has shorter life. Mushkin was smart to stay with 32nm. They'll change once 25nm matures.
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post #7 of 8
I don't find RAID 0 to be worth it for SSDs. The speed increase will be an e-peen thing and the real world differences are hardly noticeable. A single drive will also be better because you won't have to deal with the inconvenience of RAID 0. Furthermore, the loss of trim is not worth the speed difference.

The "best" SSD for right under $300 is a 120GB Vertex 3, but I read some benches that the real world performance isn't much different from the 128gb C300. I would honestly go for the C300 and save yourself about a $100 and wait a year or two for SSD prices to go down and performance to go up.
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post #8 of 8
You can have TRIM with RAID, get with the times...
The best option would probably be three Microcenter 60GB G2 SSDs, giving you more storage at a higher speed
They are $100 a pop http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351760
You could look around and find other drives for a little less, closer to the $1 / GB margin.
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