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So I got some Intel 32 gig X25-E SSDs today, and figured I would throw them on my RAID card that I haven't really used yet and see the results. Please note, I have/had NO idea what I'm doing.. From setting up the RAID to running the benchmarks. I just flew threw the RAID card's setup, picked RAID 0 (the other options were RAID 5 and 10. Would that be a better choice?) It turned my 4, 32 gig SSDs into one 115 gig drive. Are these good results? They seem good to me.

I should be able to do more benches late tonight, or tomorrow if you want me to do something specific. I would have been able to do 8 SSDs but I don't have enough plugs. cool.gif

This is the card I used. Not sure what it is. It's an LSI:

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Aaaand results:

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post #2 of 11
RAID 0 is the best option for speed, that's the right choice.

For RAIDing SSD's you'd be losing a feature called TRIM that can lenghten the life of the SSD's tho.

For more info as i'm a bit new to this topics you could check this guide, tells you what to look for when RAIDing SSD's
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post #3 of 11
Well I get like 500MB/s reads with my single Crucial M4, so I wouldn't necessarily call that amazing.
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as ssd benchmark use uncompressed file . Use atto instead for the real speed smile.gif
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Here's a comparison pic to my 2 mechanical HDD's in raid0;
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small edit, was thinking of something else...rolleyes.gif
Edited by blazed_1 - 10/17/11 at 5:25pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blazed_1;15347508 
Something is not right if you turned your 4 32GB in to 1 115GB drive, it should be 1 32GB drive.
No. For RAID0, you get a single big disk, which capacity is the sum of all the HDD's on the array (in this case, 32 GB x4), but no redundancy (if a disk dies you lose all data). For RAID 1 (and 2 discs) you get a single 32 GB drive but with redundancy (you lose one disc, you still can get all your data from the second one)
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Yeah, I edited my post lol.
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Must be 4 sata II ssd. Seams ok if so
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Quote:
Something is not right if you turned your 4 32GB in to 1 115GB drive, it should be 1 32GB drive. Here's a comparison pic to my 2 mechanical HDD's in raid0;

No , you are wrong, in raid 0 they add up the data is then split up between them when its read/written that way making it faster since its read/written on all the ssd's at the same time.
What you describe is RAID 1, where you see only one 32gb drive while having 4 of them (example) and the data is cloned on each drive, this isn't for speed is for having a back up in case any drive goes bad.


Edit: ^ you beat me, i am slow typing.
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Hmm.. I guess it isn't THAT fast.. I will try to run that other program ASAP. Should it be faster if I added the extra 4 drives? And redundency doesn't matter in the least, since I'm doing it more as a fun thing to do. I'm not at all keeping it like that (actually I'm not keeping the drives at all. Probably going to throw them on ebay).

Thanks for the tips everyone!
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