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    OCZ Vertex 2 120GB for $189.99
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    Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB for $149.99
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post #1 of 11
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Okay, Well i have decided to go with an ssd or VelociRaptor

So, Here's the thing i would like to do 2 F3s 1TB in raid 0/1 plus ssd/VelociRaptor be the boot drive and some software/games install on it

The thing is I be using windows xp pro 32bit and I heard ssds don't work will with xp is that true or false

So, Any ways should I go with 2 f3s 1TB plus OCZ Vertex 2 (OCZSSD3-2VTX120G) or 2 f3s 1TB plus Western Digital VelociRaptor (WD3000HLFS)

What, Would be a better choice (speed/bang for the buck wise)
Edited by bigdog320 - 5/28/11 at 11:11pm
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Just go with a single SSD and avoid all the bandaid fixes involved with strange setups.
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velociraptor is dead.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
Just go with a single SSD and avoid all the bandaid fixes involved with strange setups.
You sure that be the way to go i mean i have like few games that i play gta4 black ops mw2 cod4 combatarms plus the OS and all the software that I use which is little over 300gb or more and also i be getting Valve Complete Pack

I know your probably saving me a lot of time and frustrated setting up the 3 drives. But how hard is it really to set them up? just asking
Edited by bigdog320 - 5/29/11 at 1:26am
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The thing is I be using windows xp pro 32bit and I heard ssds don't work will with xp is that true or false
They do work on XP of course. The only thing - XP doesn't have TRIM support, which allows more efficient use. But SSDs have similar passive function called Garbage Collection that does the same thing as TRIM basically but the the system needs to be left idle for some time.

Go for SSD anyway. So much faster than any HDD RAID.
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They do work on XP of course. The only thing - XP doesn't have TRIM support, which allows more efficient use. But SSDs have similar passive function called Garbage Collection that does the same thing as TRIM basically but the the system needs to be left idle for some time.

Go for SSD anyway. So much faster than any HDD RAID.
What brand would you recommend I been seeing people posting on the forums about their OCZ ssds failing
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post #7 of 11
I personally have Crucial C300 and I never had any problems with it. It's speeds are also above average of what people reported in their benchmarks. There is a newer version of it now called m4. So get whichever is cheapest, difference is minimal.
post #8 of 11
I have to say, I just set up my M4 yesterday and I'm very pleased with it. Prior to, I had a C300 on this system (which is now in my HTPC), and I am not disappointed in the performance. It's actually benching results are higher than it's rated specifications suggest. 7 Mb/s faster seq. read, 24 Mb/s faster seq writes than the spec sheet rates it on a clean fresh drive. Even populated, it's still reaching it's rated sequential read, and bettering it's sequential write by 5 Mb/s. Not to mention the read access time is well below it's rated .1 ms.



I wouldn't go so far as to say forget the Velociraptor (or other fast HDD). Actually, I'd recommend one for your game/program files that won't benefit much at all from being on an SSD. Add a storage drive or two to the mix for the best possible configuration. At least, that's what I'd do.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 5/29/11 at 11:06am
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post #9 of 11
You're clearly going to have more than enough capacity to store your media so I'd most definitely go for the SSD as well. Good choice of SSD as well!
    
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post #10 of 11
I wouldn't go so far as to say the current 25nm revision of OCZ Vertex 2's are a good decision. Being that they are seriously under performing when compared to their original 32nm bretheren. Not to mention, much lower lifespan (1/3 less write cycles).

Do yourself a favor & read this:

http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_ver...czssd22vtxe60g

Note that, if...you bench them and bring it to OCZ's attention. They will swap out for a 32nm model that does live up to their specifications. Sorry, but I wouldn't buy something that I immediately have to RMA with OCZ, just to get what I paid for.
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