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Poll Results: RAID0 1,5Tb hhd's vs Intel 320 SSD 160Gb

Poll expired: Jul 29, 2012  
  • 12% (1)
    RAID0
  • 87% (7)
    SSD
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post #1 of 4
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I just bought the MSI GT780R with 2 x 700Gb HD in RAID0 configuration and I would like to gain maximum performance. I was advised that when buying a laptop, I could consider to swap (one of) the internal HDD for a SSD. So I am looking at an Intel 320 160GB SSD for my new laptop. But what is quicker? SSD or Raid 0

Browsing the internet I found the following:

RAID 0
SATA (version 1.0) has a read speed of 157Mb/sec. Put this in a RAID0 configuration and you double the speed to 314Mb/sec.
Solid State Disk
The Intel SSD 320 160GB has a read speed of 270Mb/sec.


Taking this in consideration then I would say: The upgrade to SSD is worth it if you swap both internal HDD's for SSD's and configure them in RAID0.

Is this the correct assumption? Or am I missing something?
Who can give me some advise?


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Edited by alteba - 7/30/11 at 4:22pm
post #2 of 4
even though raid0 has higher sequential speeds than the 1 ssd, the ssd will destroy raid0 in access times. low access time is what you want for a os drive. i would use a ssd for the os drive and keep the other hdd for storage.

Quote:
RAID 0 with hard drives can help if what you want is to shorten the time it takes to copy or read large files. But it won't help much when you need to read a lot of small files, as in booting or starting programs. Only an SSD can really speed up those kinds of operations.

Edited by travesty - 7/30/11 at 4:27pm
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An SSD will offer you much, much more of what you're looking for. Raid only helps a very small percentage of operations and is extremely over suggested on this forum. Unless you're tossing around massive sequential files (like a video editor), you'd fail a double blind test with Raid versus non raid.
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Oh speak of the devil, just posted my thread an hour ago, check out my results.

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...etup-does.html

Honestly, the only reason I did RAID-0 was because I had an extra drive around and I felt like figuring out how to do it since Ive wanted to for a while. Of course you will be much better off going with an SSD. The 10k velociraptor is a damn good drive, and I have two of them in raid. My access times didnt get any better or any worse, read/write times improved a lot. I dont notice it as much. Windows start up did take about 10 seconds longer as well, because I think it has to boot past the raid bios too. Id say save the trouble, go for the SSD for windows/games, and if you really wanted to mess with raid, do it on the storage drive. That is, if you access data on your storage drive that much to need raid0 or are that worried about security to go raid1 (or whatever the one is that mirrors drives for redundancy).

One of these days Ill go or something like an 80 or 100g SSD and save one of my raptors for storage, like the guy above me has going on. I think that is the ideal way to go.
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