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Hey all.

I have an Intel X25-M SSD Generation 2 (pretty much one of the first SSD's out - it has TRIM) and I've been thinking about getting another one to put along side my 80GB one in RAID.

Now, I haven't read many articles but I can assume that there are a lot faster SSD's available out there now. To get the best performance (and price), should I sell this and invest in a faster SSD or would buying another one and putting the two in a RAID-0 configuration be faster?

I assume the latter but I want to make sure before I go buying another one.

Thanks in advance. smile.gif
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post #2 of 8
Yea, there are faster ones, but unless you get sata 3 it won't matter. 4k reads are similar to the new ones btw.

If you want grab a second one. It will load games a lot faster. biggrin.gif And increase productivity if you use design apps.
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Well, eventually I will be getting Ivy Bridge with the new Z77 chipset, so I'll have SATA 3 then. In light of this, maybe I should wait it out and get a S3 SSD? Maybe a 160GB one...
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post #4 of 8
Yea, just wait till you get your new set up...it will be easier to decide then. Also, going from sata 2 to sata 3 I didn't notice any difference in speed lol.
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Originally Posted by SeanWebster;15233306 
Also, going from sata 2 to sata 3 I didn't notice any difference in speed lol.

What were the two SSD models?
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What were the two SSD models?

It was actually the same crucial m4 I have now....I went from an x58 build to the z68.
post #7 of 8
Just so you know when you Raid SSD's I think you will lose TRIM. I am not 100% sure. Also you could just buy a SATA 6Gbps card for your pc and get a newer faster ssd.
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post #8 of 8
I have like 8 different SSD's, you won't see too much of a difference in speeds with SATAIII SSD's. Two of what you have in RAID 0 will give you faster benchmark and sequential speeds, but you won't notice much difference in day to day use. You'll also lose trim. Just keep them out of RAID if you get a second.
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