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So I want my pc to be even faster. Currently the OS is on a force 60gb ssd which is a sata 2 drive. The sata 3 drives are out now and I was wondering if its worth replacing my sata 2 OS drive.

Should I get 2 new ssds and do RAID 0 or should I get one more of the older versions to match my current one. I was also looking at getting one sata 3 drive and raiding it on sata 2 to save money.

I'm just not sure how to go about doing this. I'll also need a good tutorial on how to set up raid with my motherboard.

My motherboard is the asus sabertooth x58 which has sata 6 support and my case is the 800D with the sata 6 kit on the hotswap bays.
Edited by Alexf1 - 8/9/11 at 9:08am
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Raiding is easy, but lots of people hate it as you lose windows trim support. The speed of the force 3 is so fast I wouldn't bother raiding. If you raid on sata 3 on the x58 you will be limited by the Intel ICH10R
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/9/11 at 12:32pm
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I would suggest a single-drive solution for SSD if you can, though sometimes it's significantly cheaper to get 2 and RAID 0 them. I didn't do it so much for performance as the pricing was cheaper for two drives.

If you just want extra space an extra drive from whatever gen you have is probably your best bet, as you won't really see any speed benefits if you raid a newer drive with an older one (though maybe for a future upgrade it might help). It's probably more dependent on what you're willing to spend though.
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