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Raid 0 Solid 3 drives (60gbx2) vs Vertex 2 (120GBx1)

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Title pretty much,

They are both at same price. I'm leading towards Solid 3 raid 0 but are those the new terrible sandforce crashing controller?

WUTDO

EDIT: $165 for Vertex 2 120GB
$180for 2x Solid 3 60GB (Total of 120GB)
Edited by Blostorm - 6/15/11 at 2:51pm
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Get the Vertex 2. Just make sure to check the part number on it. The Vertex 2s with an "E" in the part number use 25nm flash. The non-"E" Vertex 2s use 3Xnm flash. The 25nm flash has a shorter life and doesn't perform as well as 3Xnm flash. But it's cheaper, and even with the shorter lifespan, it will last you much longer than your next upgrade.

And yea the new SandForce controllers seem to be having teething problems.

With a single Vertex 2, you'll be able to take advantage of TRIM, whereas with the RAID array you won't. From my experience with a RAID SSD array the native garbage collection of the controller does not work as well as TRIM.

You'll save some dough.

And finally, you'll have half the chance of failure with a single drive vs. a 2 drive RAID array.

That's what I would do personally.
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The Vertex 2 is the E.


Confirmed. OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G
Edited by Blostorm - 6/15/11 at 2:34pm
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The Vertex 2 is the E.


Confirmed. OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G
I wouldn't worry about it too much. The Solid 3s also use 25nm flash.
Here's a little article about the difference between the 3Xnm and 25nm stuff.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4256/t...review-120gb/3

I keep writing 3Xnm because OCZ uses/used 32nm and 34nm flash in the old Vertex 2s.
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I wouldn't worry about it too much. The Solid 3s also use 25nm flash.
Here's a little article about the difference between the 3Xnm and 25nm stuff.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4256/t...review-120gb/3

I keep writing 3Xnm because OCZ uses/used 32nm and 34nm flash in the old Vertex 2s.
I mean the price difference is small...Solid 3 use SATA III and it's gonna be running a RAID 0 configuration..

I'm not gonna TRIM.. I just want the fastest speed possible without loosing space.
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I mean the price difference is small...Solid 3 use SATA III and it's gonna be running a RAID 0 configuration..

I'm not gonna TRIM.. I just want the fastest speed possible without loosing space.
For pure speed, yea get the Solid 3s and RAID 0 them. I haven't heard too much about the new SandForce controller problems, so make sure to check that issue out.
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Ordered...I never though I would get an SSD in my life..Turns out I'm getting 2 in RAID 0..

Good job Blostorm.. Can't resist...I hate my life right now.

I was about to order a case (Shipping at $5 instead of $35 xD) but I said..RELAX..TAKE IT EAAAAASY !

I was ordering the HAF X but I saw online most websites are free shipping as of right now (all the same warehouse) so meh..Not a killer deal.
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Ordered...I never though I would get an SSD in my life..Turns out I'm getting 2 in RAID 0..

Good job Blostorm.. Can't resist...I hate my life right now.

I was about to order a case (Shipping at $5 instead of $35 xD) but I said..RELAX..TAKE IT EAAAAASY !

I was ordering the HAF X but I saw online most websites are free shipping as of right now (all the same warehouse) so meh..Not a killer deal.
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