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X58 Plat with SSD in Raid 0?

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I've been researching and trying to decide on an SSD. I'd appreciate your input.

My requirements if I do this are gonna be Sata III 6gbps capable for future upgrade to the LGA 2011(maybe 2012 after the explosion). Running Vista 64 until upgrade.

My question is can I get a pair of these to run in Raid 0 on my current MSI X58 platinum board. Its the older one with only two PCI-E 2.0 slots. Manual says Model No MS-7522. 1-6 Sata are Intel ICH10R, 7 & 8 are JMB322.

PC used for 90% gaming/ 10% Heavy Video editing.
I've got a pair of 74 Gb Raptors in Raid 0 that have been flawless for about 5-6 years, but too small for all my online games that I want to load fast plus OS.
Crossfired 4890's that are still keeping up very nicely.
920 I7 and 6GB of Ram.
2TB HD for storage.

I'm a big fan of Raid 0 after the performance boost I got from the two of mine in my video editing.

also, OCZ, Crucial, or Intel?? Kinda afraid of OCZ right now.
post #2 of 8
  • Crucial m4 or C300 (older) for overall performance.
  • OCZ Agility or Vertex (faster) for speed. Some people reported faults.
  • Intel for reliability.

There is no need to run SSDs in RAID0. You will already see a huge difference after HDD by only running with 1 SSD.
post #3 of 8
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Thanks for the reply.

I thought this article was really interesting about SSD's in Raid and I do want it to be FAST! http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ps,2848-9.html There is a definite speed gain from RAID. But reliability is a MUST.

So my question remains, can I get a pair of SSD's into Raid on this board until my upgrades after the 2011 launch? Anyone else?
post #4 of 8
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I also forgot to mention that when I'm video editing, average file sizes are between 10 and 30 gigs. I'll edit for about 8 hours at a time without any reboots or breaks, compiling the files over and over again until all effects are how I like them. I really hope a fast SSD will help speed compositions. I'm thinking about 3 or 4 SSD's. 1 for storing the current working raw data. 1 to write too. and 2 in RAID for the OS and Premiere/After Effects.
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There is nothing that would prevent you from RAIDing 2 SSDs on your x58 board. However, you might be bottlenecked slightly and you will also lose TRIM when SSDs are in RAID array, which means the performance will degrade over time and it might happen very quickly. I would rather get one 256GB SSD instead of 2 in RAID. You really won't be able to see the difference in real life. It's just the benchmark, which looks cool with SSDs in RAID.
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Originally Posted by XSCounter View Post
  • Crucial m4 or C300 (older) for overall performance.
  • OCZ Agility or Vertex (faster) for speed. Some people reported faults.
  • Intel for reliability.

There is no need to run SSDs in RAID0. You will already see a huge difference after HDD by only running with 1 SSD.
Agree.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vector180 480GB 480GB OCZ Vector 180 series OCZ Vector 180 480GB Lite-on DVD Burner 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.

I have Vista 64. Don't you need W7 for TRIM?

Does it matter with a single SSD that the files I work with are HUGE?

I'm thinking about the Intel 510 SSD 250Gb one.
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Yes, you need Windows 7 for TRIM.
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