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How does it work for you?
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How does it work for you?

Connected it to one of my MB's 6 Gbit/s SATA 3 plugs during my latest build and it was detected without issue. Installed Windows in a flash and have had zero issues with it since day one. Rocket fast.

The downside: my data drives feel threatened. smile.gif
post #33 of 52
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Lol alright
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Honestly, any two decent SSDs are going to be almost indistinguishable from each other.

Even if you doubled the speed of a good SSD you probably won't notice it, because any decent SSD has already moved the bottleneck of most loading tasks to the CPU.

In many tasks I have difficulty telling my OCZ Vertex 2 from my Kingston V100+ from a Crucial M4 from a 6GB/s RAM drive with sub microsecond latency.

Also, with RAID 0 a failure does not necessarily mean all data is gone, but only files smaller than the stripe size have any hope of being recovered intact, and even then only 50% (assuming a two drive RAID 0 where one drive fails).
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The raid bootup will actually increase startup times into windows and the benefits as far as speed is concerned will be little to not noticeable at all.

This.

My system booted up to the desktop within about 15 seconds before I added my raid. Even though my OS is not installed on my raid it still slowed down the boot time.

I'm all for HDD raids, but I don't see the real benefit of raiding SSDs. However, if you have money to burn go for it.
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15 seconds including bios
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15 seconds including bios

15 seconds from the time I pressed the power button to sitting on the desktop with it fully loaded. That's approximate, I never actually timed it. But after adding the raid it doubled the boot time.

Boot time alone is not terribly important to me though. I much prefer having my HDD raid since I work with big files a lot. My 3x HDD raid0 writes sequential files much faster than my single SSD does and reads them at about the same speed.

But a OS works with a lot of small files, which is where a SSD shines the most. A raid does nothing to improve 4k reads even for SSDs because of the latency.
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Is that with the rig you have listed here?
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Just to throw this out there, I do not think M4's are the fastest booting SSD's out there. I had an OCZ Solid 3 and it booted up Windows 7 about a full 3 seconds faster then my M4 did. Even though the read write times were faster on the M4.
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Still not sure why everyone fusses over boot times.
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