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post #11 of 18
Yeah like the guys have said, RAID 0 with two identical drives offers double the performance as the blocks of data are split across the two drives are presented to you as one volume.

I had two Crucial C300 128GB SSD's in RAID 0 a while ago and they were easily the biggest upgrade I could have done... You notice the performance of an SSD instantly, the difference is huge.

I can only imagine what two Crucial M4's or Vertex 3's in RAID 0 would be like :-)
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I was looking at some reviews and it seems like more people prefer the crucial m4 because of it's reliability and stability. seems like sandforce has a lot of problems even though it may be faster in some areas.

hmmm decisions decisions
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Originally Posted by Fatality_ View Post

Is the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB any good? currently it's $30 cheaper then the M4.

That drive should be good now just make sure you have the 2.15 firmware on it (the newest)... Those drives had stability issues with the older firmware.
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That drive should be good now just make sure you have the 2.15 firmware on it (the newest)... Those drives had stability issues with the older firmware.

hmm still a little scared to buy the vertex 3 because I Just did a google search and people are still having random lockups and whatnot. I'll probably just go for the m4 so I can have peace of mind redface.gif
post #16 of 18
I haven't had any issues with my Vertex 3 yet, had it up and running 24/7 since December '11.

Also, from what I have read is that SSD's in RAID 0 do not get any faster as response times but just increases the throughput. I'm not 100% on that but I do believe this to be the case.
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post #17 of 18
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I haven't had any issues with my Vertex 3 yet, had it up and running 24/7 since December '11.
Also, from what I have read is that SSD's in RAID 0 do not get any faster as response times but just increases the throughput. I'm not 100% on that but I do believe this to be the case.

lol now I'm back to thinking about which one to get. Whenever I'm about to put down $200 it becomes the hardest decision of my life because I want to get the best product, like sophie's choice lol xD

EDIT: going to go get the m4 in a couple hours. can't wait to get this installed and working thumb.gif
Edited by Fatality_ - 2/20/12 at 11:01am
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$155 here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/768801-REG/Crucial_Technology_CT128M4SSD2_128GB_m4_SSD_2_5_.html

Shipping is usually very cheap to Canada from what I have been told. If you can't find a better deal i'd definitely order from B&H
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