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Newegg has a shell shocker for 100$ (80$ after rebate) on the OCZ Vertex 2 60gb.

I own one already, would it be worth buying a second to raid 0? Or I could use it to install a few games on it.
Need feedback, i know the downside is TRIM will be disabled if I raid. What do I do then? Would it be a big deal to go through and reinstall windows, some programs and RAID them together?
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Dang I should pick it up as well..
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Dang I should pick it up as well..
Ya, I remember buying my vertex 2 maybe a year ago for 120$ after rebate. lol.
Its the SSD or I can spend the money elsewhere for something else. I waiting to buy a waterblock for my 6990, I dont have the desk space for a 3rd 23/24" monitor I dont really want to buy a 2nd or more hdd cause thatd be a pain to reinstall everything
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If you do a lot of encoding or rendering the extra sequential speed would help. If you need more space it's about the only thing you can do. Other than that there isn't much need.
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If you do a lot of encoding or rendering the extra sequential speed would help. If you need more space it's about the only thing you can do. Other than that there isn't much need.
I dont do any sort of encoding or rendering. Dont really need the space since games and data are on my 1TB drive, and dont think installing a few games on a SSD would make that much difference
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SSD RAID 0 -- Random read and write speeds don't change much. Latency doesn't change at all. Windows load time doesn't change. Game load times go down a little. For me I need the throughput for encoding but everyone else I know with just one drive is happy.
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Okay. thanks for the heads up.. Didnt know it had little affect
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post #8 of 10
Make a new user account for someone else in your family and use the promo code NEWCUSTOMER10 and you will get an extra $10 off. Only $70 for a Vertex 2 is pretty sweet. If I didn't already have my C300, I would buy it.
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post #9 of 10
It's still fun to play with. Finding the right stripe size, configuration. A little like OC for hard drives. But like all other aspects of this hobby it comes with the price tag.
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I was going to make a thread about the shock deal until I saw this thread.

I noticed its vertex 2e. I read that the flash nand i smaller, so will my non e vertex 2 60gig have issue when raiding them together
    
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