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I'm building a new system with the Intel 510 120gb SSD. I'm also looking at buying a 300gb raptor and larger 1tb drive. I'm wanting good storage and also speed for gaming. My question is this a good configuration with the ssd and how should I set this up? Also, should I go with 2 - 1tb drives and skip the expense of the raptor or anyone know of a better drive setup? I'll be using a gigabyte z68 motherboard in the build. Thanks.
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I've got a couple of SSDs as my main program drives, set up in RAID 0. Then I have two 1TB Caviar Blacks set up in RAID 1 for storage. The RAID 1 gives me backup in case a drive dies, the RAID 0 gives faster performance for loads, but there's no redundancy (not sure you need it as much with ssds than with hard drives). It's a good arrangement for my purposes. But a singe SSD will give you great performance. Get a couple of identical drives for storage and put them in RAID 1 and you're there.
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Skip the raptor and grab more 1TB/2TB drives. 1TB drives are almost as fast as 300GB Raptors. Actually, in some cases they're faster.
     
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Skip the raptor and grab more 1TB/2TB drives. 1TB drives are almost as fast as 300GB Raptors. Actually, in some cases they're faster.
You could even put them in RAID 1+0, allowing for faster access (can access the same program in multiple places simultaneously) as well as Redundancy.
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