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post #11 of 22
You will lose data on that drive.
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Have you really thought this through? I honestly feel like you're wasting your money and have false pretenses as to what RAID actually does. Your access times and random read/writes won't improve in the least bit and that's a huge majority of average desktop use.
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post #13 of 22
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You will lose data on that drive.
Including the firmware updates?


I haven't thought this through, no. This will be my first build, just trying to understand everything before I go through it.

What's the difference between random read/write speeds and normal read/write speeds btw? And what's access time? Also, what's IOPS?
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post #15 of 22
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Including the firmware updates?


I haven't thought this through, no. This will be my first build, just trying to understand everything before I go through it.

What's the difference between random read/write speeds and normal read/write speeds btw? And what's access time? Also, what's IOPS?
You need to some searching before you ask questions that are readily available online in every computer forum and tech site. Not trying to be a dick but thats the truth
post #16 of 22
You are over thinking it. All that hoopajoop doesn't really matter to the average person. Raid won't give you much of a performance increase unless you get a real raid controller but that probably isn't worth it to you. Think of a 120gb ssd as two 60gb's raided. Its just that the controller is inside the ssd. To me there is not point in getting two 60gb when a 120 gb will probably outperform the two 60's with software raid.
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But the 120gb one had problems.

Also, how much will windows 7 64bit take after the installation and updates and all that?
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post #18 of 22
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But the 120gb one had problems.

Also, how much will windows 7 64bit take after the installation and updates and all that?

This is directly from Corsair in response to the negative reviews on newegg.
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We have found an issue with the Force 3 drives that has been corrected. All new stock of this drive on or after June 16, 2011 will be new stock. We apologize to any users that were affected by this and will replace any defective CSSD-F120GB3-BK R bought before this point free of charge

Edited by remer - 8/7/11 at 8:19am
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post #19 of 22
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Cool. And even if I had problems with the 120gb one their firmware updates will most probably fix them, right?

Also, how much of the 120GB is usable? And how much does windows 7 take after installation and updates?
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post #20 of 22
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Cool. And even if I had problems with the 120gb one their firmware updates will most probably fix them, right?

Also, how much of the 120GB is usable? And how much does windows 7 take after installation and updates?
Any drive you buy now from a reputable source will have the new firmware so you don't have to worry about that.

I think windows 7 takes about 12GB but don't quote me on that.
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