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2 M4 128s or 1 M4 256?

post #1 of 9
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So i've got a single 128GB M4 (came today still in package), and another is on its way (impulse buy).

Do I raid them or send em both back to go for the 256?
    
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post #2 of 9
Just keep them if they're both there or on the way there's is no reason to send them back now. the increase in RAID isn't substantial at all but there's no reason to wait for a 256.
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I just went through the exact same dilemma two weeks ago. After reading about the m4 not doing to well with GC without trim enabled, I sent one of the 128gb back to Amazon, sold the second to a friend and got a 256gb. I probably wouldn't have done this, had I not see a 256gb for $330.
     
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post #5 of 9
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Ye i think i could get the 256gb for around £220 where as the two 128s cost around £250. Plus i'll probably have to pay to send back.

Hmm i think i'll keep the two. (BTW i just got my new rig, will start building tomorrow)

I bought a WD 1TB FAEX for games and work (partitioned), i guess i'll just use it for work stuff only then.

So this GC thing, so no raid, two separate drives then. 1 windows 1 games?
    
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post #6 of 9
Personally i would go for the one 256GB drive. If you decide to keep the two 128Gb cause its not worth the hassle don't raid them in raid 0 (performance will go down pretty fast without trim). Make sure to put them on your intel sata ports as they will perform better than the Jmicron/marvell ports and support trim usually.
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RAID 0...
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

RAID 0...

I've decided not to bother with it. I've already installed windows and setup most of my machine. I'll just stick the other in and install games on it.
    
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Originally Posted by masscrazy View Post

I've decided not to bother with it. I've already installed windows and setup most of my machine. I'll just stick the other in and install games on it.

It'll be almost as fast like that anyway. The only real gains for raid happen in sequential which isn't used often enough to make it worth it.
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