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I got four 30gb OCZ Vertex in Raid 0, what would be the cheapest solution to max these out? Theoretical output is 800MB/s. Don't know too much about raid controllers. Thanks in advanced
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What are you getting now with the onboard controller? Could you post some benches?
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To max it it... it will probably cost more than the SSDs combined.
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post #4 of 8
you won't get better than using the ICH10R onboard without spending more than a (better) replacement drive would cost.
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Getting 2 M4s in Raid 0 on the onboard controller is actually more practical. Reaching 1Gb/s Reads. The Vertexes are old at this point of time. and selling them and getting 2 M4s might actually be more practical than getting a proper controller.
    
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post #6 of 8
Duckieho is right...

just use 2, 4 will be a waste since the raid controllers i use at work cost more than all 4 of those drives combined and still cant hit speeds that good.
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post #7 of 8
OR you could get a 9211-4i. That would be perfect, and in your price range. there are plenty of benchmarks out there with the 9211-8i. They are superb for raid 0!
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OR you could get a 9211-4i. That would be perfect, and in your price range. there are plenty of benchmarks out there with the 9211-8i. They are superb for raid 0!
AND with the money he would have spent on the 9211 (~$170) plus the money he could get if he sold 2 Vertexs, he could buy a 120GB M4 AND still have 2 of his current drives.

I know which way I'd spend my money.
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