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REVODRIVE 3 x2?

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This may be a stupid question but I am going to ask it anyways.

I was wondering if I would notice much of a difference in performance if I went with a OCZ REVODRIVE 3 x2 over a sata drive like the crucial M4?

I am going to be putting a rig together when ivy comes out. Going to have 3770k, 2x 7970s, creative titanium fatal1ty pro, either hitatchi 7k1000.d or caviar black. Not sure on the motherboard yet since they arnt out, but probably an Asus maximus.

Not many people here seem to have one so I was wondering what the reason is?

Thanks!
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You probably won't have any room for one if your build is going to look like that (2 7970s + Sound Card). That and they are pretty expensive.
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They are faster, but really if you have that kind of cash just get 2xForceGT 240s or similar (dont really know SSDs) and put them in RAID 0. Use that as a boot / applications / some games drive and then use WD Green 2TBs as backup / storage, they're MUCH quieter and cooler than WD Blacks.
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I'd rather stick with Crucial M4s or Samsung 830s. He's right about the Greens though. They do make for decent storage drives.
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post #5 of 15
They used to be good because they were capable of faster read / write speeds, before SATA3 6Gb/s.

However, since then SATA ssds reach the same speeds and now they are pretty much, useless and overpriced compared to SATA ssds.
post #6 of 15
Waste of money, x2 M4's, Samsung 830's, Corsair Performance Pro's, or Plextor M3 series are better, though just a single one is more than enough.
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wow, those are some fast responses!
If I went with raid 0 sata ssds, do you know if the trim feature will be fixed soon?

Thanks

Edit:

For some reason I thought the Hitachi 7k1000.D was a little faster than the caviar blacks? Sound shouldnt be too much of an issue, there is going to be about 1/4 thick plate of aluminum between me and the components. I may add a little sound foam for the high frequency noises if I need to.
Edited by Aluminizer - 2/12/12 at 11:32am
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Intel will have TRIM supported in RAID 0 in their next driver release. There is a Alpha release atm, but it is best to use only final releases.
post #9 of 15
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Thank you all for all the great info!

If anyone can chime in about what would be the faster hdd, please do!

edit: typo
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Thank you all for all the great info!

If anyone can chime in about what would be the faster hdd, please do!

edit: typo

Faster HDD?

WD Black Caviar 1TB, Samsung F3 1Tb are about the same and the fastest 1TB HDDs around today. But they both are a lot hotter and louder than storage-based HDDs such as the WD Greens. Greens are greet for storage, and not too slow either (~80MB/s) but the black / F3 drives do have a lot better small read / write speeds and seek times, although no where as fast compared to SSDs.
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