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Would i get better performance out of 2 of the 40 gig drives i have now (intel X25 ssd) in raid 0, or one 80 gig 320 series???
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Well, raid 0 has only 1 pro which is the increase in speed, whereas it has the cons of less reliability and more stress on the chipset. Unless you have a dedicated raidcard.
a single 80GB SSD would be the simplest solution. But then again aesthetics, 2 SSDs look nice smile.gif

Edit: I don't know what speeds you are going to get with the RAID array but if you already have it then don't bother changin for a while until the bigger capacity SSDs are cheaper(1280,256 and bigger)
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Realistically, the data transfer speed of two SSDs in RAID0 vs a single SSD is negligible due to the bottleneck created at the RAID controller. Go with the single SSD
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I'm running three 40gb intel x25-v's in raid 0 and have been getting excellent performance, very fast even without trim. Wouldn't hurt to reformat or reinstall windows once every year or so to retain that performance.
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Originally Posted by ApollyonXD View Post

Well, raid 0 has only 1 pro which is the increase in speed, whereas it has the cons of less reliability and more stress on the chipset. Unless you have a dedicated raidcard.
a single 80GB SSD would be the simplest solution. But then again aesthetics, 2 SSDs look nice smile.gif
Edit: I don't know what speeds you are going to get with the RAID array but if you already have it then don't bother changin for a while until the bigger capacity SSDs are cheaper(1280,256 and bigger)

I am running 1 40 gig x25 from intel now. And i believe the 80 gig is only a difference of 30 dollars, so i think the 80 would be more cost effective.
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Originally Posted by AsianOnRoute69 View Post

I'm running three 40gb intel x25-v's in raid 0 and have been getting excellent performance, very fast even without trim. Wouldn't hurt to reformat or reinstall windows once every year or so to retain that performance.

What kind of stress is the triple raid putting on the system???
Edited by Asustweaker - 12/31/11 at 3:16pm
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