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So in about a month I'll be finally adding an SSD & Raid 0 setup to my current 2TB Hitachi I currently have. Just curious what others would suggest.

Thanks

Also, what's the difference between the F3 and F3R other than warranty?
Edited by Doogiehouser - 8/8/11 at 1:20am
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The differences seem to be the warranty, price, and error recovery times.

Samsung's TLER equivalent:
http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...urce_CCTL.html

Most of us seem to be doing fine with RAID arrays built from consumer drives.
     
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Makes sense now, so it looks like the F3's around here seem to be mentioned the most... anything else that would compete with them in Raid 0?
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Makes sense now, so it looks like the F3's around here seem to be mentioned the most... anything else that would compete with them in Raid 0?
For price/performance/size, no.


WD Blacks can compete in performance/size but are more in price.

VRaptors beat them in performance but are much more in price and lower size.
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For price/performance/size, no.


WD Blacks can compete in performance/size but are more in price.

VRaptors beat them in performance but are much more in price and lower size.
Sounds like the F3 is the way to go for raid 0. Now, if I decided to say get 3/4 and put them in raid 0 would I see a significant performance gain? How much more would I have to worry about the failure rate of it?
Edited by Doogiehouser - 8/8/11 at 12:12pm
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Sounds like the F3 is the way to go for raid 0. Now, if I decided to say get 3/4 and put them in raid 0 would I see a significant performance gain? How much more would I have to worry about the failure rate of it?
if you use three, you'll see roughly 3x the performance gain. but also 3x the failure rate.

four = 4x performance and 4x failure rate.

best to have an external or another drive for backup
    
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For dependability you can't beat the Western Digital RE4's, but they are even more money.
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Sounds like the F3 is the way to go for raid 0. Now, if I decided to say get 3/4 and put them in raid 0 would I see a significant performance gain? How much more would I have to worry about the failure rate of it?
Depends - what do you use your computer for?

Huge gains for highly sequential stuff, like FRAPS recording. Much lower gains for other stuff - perhaps as little as +20% per extra drive for game/app loadtimes. But that's not bad, since RAID-0 isn't costing you any capacity.
     
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The chances for a drive failure are very slim though, so long as you stay with quality drives like Western Digital, Seagate, and Samsung. At least in my experience.

Running them in a raid doesn't increase the chances for a failure. But the number of drives in a raid increases the chances for failure by the failure rate for each drive. Since if 1 drive goes you lose all data on the array (raid0).

I have yet to have a single HDD fail on me in 20 years (knock on wood). I still have an old 1GB ide drive laying around somewhere that was working the last time I used it several years ago.

I would think that the reliability would have improved over the years and not gotten worse? I see a lot of drive failures from people, but there are also a lot more people using computers today than 5/10/15 years ago. So naturally there are going to be more reports.

Please tell me the quality hasn't went downhill?
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Please tell me the quality hasn't went downhill?
Quality went down as prices went down.

But now we have no excuses for not having a backup. Drives are so affordable...
     
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