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I am about to set up a RAID 0 using 2xGskill pheonix pro 128GB ssd's and 2xWD Caviar Black 1TB's. I am hoping for a massive improvement in over all system response & performance. I currently use a single Gskill 128gb SSD and 2xWD Green 500GB's in RAID 0. I am running out of room for storage in the RAID 0. They work pretty well for 5400rpm drives but 7200rpm 32MB cache caviar blacks should perform better! biggrin.gif

Anyway, fingers crossed all goes well. I am hoping I dont run into any problems setting this up. I cant remember exactly, but something tells me this wont be straight-forward. System is the one below. thumb.gif
 
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I know its cheating, but couldnt I install the new SSD & HDD RAID's and then use system restore to reinstal everything? I mean, I am already running one SSD for my OS so I think it may work.....
 
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SSD alone is already fast to boot at it is beside file transfer, movie encoding and etc which can be push further with RAID.

6Gbps SSD in RAID vs SSD alone you won't see much in booting or normal usage unless you are all about benchmarking. + SSD in RAID loses the TRIM supports.

 

Beside what are you doing for filling up a 1TB already? Don't try to RAID SSD with HDD... that is not going to work well + bottleneck.


Edited by djriful - 2/14/12 at 12:17pm
 
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Good questions. I am running out of storage on my SSD so I purchased another one to run in RAID 0 to double the capacity. it was the cheapest method to gain added space. In RAID 0 I'll have 256GB vrs my current 128GB. I also use a RAID 0 currently for storage. Its basicly 2 mismatched WD Green 500's I had laying around. I have a WD Black 1TB not being used so I matched up the p/n and picked up one on sale on newegg just the other day. The 2 WD greens in RAID 0 do quite well (181 read MB), so 2 WD blacks should do even better. So two seperate RAID 0's. Not SSD's & HDD's in the same RAID array.


Yes I'll loose trim but the garbage collection will still function when the system is idle.
 
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You guys aren't going to believe what happened today!!!!!!!! I did a test run and got the 1TB CB's in place of the WD 500's. I bench-marked them and went from 171MB read to 231MB. Not bad! Now comes the terrible part. I installed my new Gskill 128GB SSD. and powered up my system. I got a slight whiff of burnt electrical. In the BIOS none of the SSD's showed up in the boot or SATA menu. Odd.. Now the smell is really strong..I yank the power cable out the back of my PSU. I put my nose near the case and sniff around. The smell is coming from the HDD cage. I feel the HDD's, cool to the touch. SSD's cool to the touch. Same for the wiring and SATA cables. I take the new SSD out and put everything back to how I had it. BIOS still doesnt detect the old gskill SSD. I plugged in a spare HDD and it will show up. WTH? So now all my data on my original SSD is gone (I do have backups) and BOTH SSD's are dead. I didnt want to chance connecting them to my other PC's. I called Gskills tech support and got some young kid that said DUDE way too damn much. Never heard of that, dude..... Grrrrr. So I am going to RMA both SSD's and I hope gskill will replace both 128's with a single 256. We will see.

I am at a loss as to what went wrong. Just my super awesome luck I guess. mad.gif
 
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im at a loss as to what went wrong, but G.Skill are suppose to have good CS but when i phone a company "Dude" and "Damn" is the last thing i want to be called or hear.. you might just get lucky and get a 256GB, wish you best thumb.gif
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I called G.Skill today to see where my SSD's are in the RMA process. Today I get someone who is either very tired or stoned out of his mind. Sorry, that's 3 strikes. D-O-N-E with gskill.
 
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