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what is the better option? one 240GB or two 120 in raid 0?
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A 240GB or a 120GB as a single drive.
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post #3 of 6
SSDs do great in RAID0 arrays but if ya gotta ask I'd say stick with a single drive.

While RAID0 does increase performance some don't feel the boost is worth it and others don't heed the warnings about the feeding and care of a RAID array.

If you're interested in RAID, play with a coupla smaller drives to gain experience before you make a decision. smile.gif
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post #4 of 6
Raid 0 is pretty unsafe IMO, it would be better to run 2 of them separately just in case 1 of them fails
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Old Hippie View Post
While RAID0 does increase performance some don't feel the boost is worth it
Performance in what? It does nothing to access time and does nothing to random read/write and that makes up nearly all of normal desktop use. It does, however, make for a pretty graph to stare at in HDTune! You can even pretend it's "faster!"
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It does nothing to access time and does nothing to random read/write and that makes up nearly all of normal desktop use. It does, however, make for a pretty graph to stare at in HDTune! You can even pretend it's "faster!"
What ever you say. smile.gif
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