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Hey guys!

As I was looking through some SSDs, I noticed that I could get a Kingston SSDNow V100 64GB for 80$. So I was wondering, since it has 250 mb/s read speed and it's a sata2 drive, would it be as good performance wise to put the two Kingston drives in Raid0 or to use a sata3 120gb with 500 mb/s read? I'm not sure which 120gb SSD, but one that's pretty cheap (220$ and below if possible)


Thanks for your help!
Edited by rockcoeur - 8/9/11 at 11:30am
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Not sure which you'd rather do - I'd rather run a single drive than RAID0, given the choice. Also bear in mind that running them in RAID, you won't be able to take advantage of TRIM/Garbage Collection if the SSDs support it and you switch to Windows 7.
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Not sure which you'd rather do - I'd rather run a single drive than RAID0, given the choice. Also bear in mind that running them in RAID, you won't be able to take advantage of TRIM/Garbage Collection if the SSDs support it and you switch to Windows 7.
I'd rather too, but I stil save 80$!

And I heard the term "TRIM", but can you explain what it is please?
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Basically TRIM can help write performance in some cases by marking un-used sectors of the SSD as available. You probably won't notice it outside of maybe benchmarks or in some uncommon use-cases (and possibly if the drives are nearly full with almost no free space).

I went for RAID 0 for the same reason (cheaper to buy 2 drives).
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Basically TRIM can help write performance in some cases by marking un-used sectors of the SSD as available. You probably won't notice it outside of maybe benchmarks or in some uncommon use-cases (and possibly if the drives are nearly full with almost no free space).

I went for RAID 0 for the same reason (cheaper to buy 2 drives).
Alright, thanks! I'll probably go with 2 drives since the rebate ends tomorrow!
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