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This is a RAID 1 array... two 500 gig Seagates, 100gig per drive.. I'm in love.. No performance curve!

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I needed to upgrade.. I was using two 160gig drives, with a 50gig slice, but I started to fill them up... I imaged the drives via Acronis, and then restored... wink.gif
Edited by Joeteck - 2/28/12 at 8:56am
    
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Heres mine. My access time drops to ~8 with it SS'd
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with the current price of HDDs i would think getting a cheap 40to 60GB (even used) SSD and then use all of your storage space on the HDD would be a better option.
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They have their pros and cons. It depends on what you intend to do with the drives.


For an OS, a HDD raid is no comparison to a SSD simply because of the 4k reads/writes. An OS has a lot of small files. My F3's have a 4k read/write of ~0.6MB/s whereas my SSD has ~27MB/s.

However, my HDD raid can "write" sequential files much faster than my SSD, which makes it ideal for recording videos. Plus it costs much less money per gig than a SSD.

My 3x F3's in a raid have about the same sequential read speeds as my SSD (a little slower).
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You still can't beat a budget ssd for speed/price. You can find a 60gb for under $100. Especially the boot times are so much better. My e8400 boots faster than my friends 920.
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Yeas but Random Access time are still much higher then SSD.
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They have their pros and cons. It depends on what you intend to do with the drives.
For an OS, a HDD raid is no comparison to a SSD simply because of the 4k reads/writes. An OS has a lot of small files. My F3's have a 4k read/write of ~0.6MB/s whereas my SSD has ~27MB/s.
However, my HDD raid can "write" sequential files much faster than my SSD, which makes it ideal for recording videos. Plus it costs much less money per gig than a SSD.
My 3x F3's in a raid have about the same sequential read speeds as my SSD (a little slower).

I made a video editing system about a month ago, with two ADATA 64gig SSD's in RAID 0. The boot speed and compiling the video footage was crazy fast, however, maneuvering the stills and video's was a pain in the A$$. Continued to freeze for a few seconds every time... That system has 16gig of RAM, and is a 655K oced to 4ghz..
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I made a video editing system about a month ago, with two ADATA 64gig SSD's in RAID 0. The boot speed and compiling the video footage was crazy fast, however, maneuvering the stills and video's was a pain in the A$$. Continued to freeze for a few seconds every time... That system has 16gig of RAM, and is a 655K oced to 4ghz..

Dunno. I have no problems with video recording or editing. 16 gigs of ram and 4.5Ghz i7 using 3x F3 raid0 for the videos. I also have 3TB of storage space with that raid.

Edit: Forgot to mention that they're lossless 1080p videos. Usually have bitrates over 1,000,000 kbps.
Edited by Phantom_Dave - 2/28/12 at 11:48am
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That Mechanical drive is probably the answer... I don't have one, so its only 2 SSD's in the system...

What editing program are you using?
    
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That Mechanical drive is probably the answer... I don't have one, so its only 2 SSD's in the system...
What editing program are you using?

Sometimes Sony Vegas, other times Pinnacle Studio.
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