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Well it's that time again, time to upgrade.

I know I want to upgrade my SSDs but i'm not sure what direction I should go in.

I could either get another 64gb C300 for around $140 if I can find it in stock.

Or I could get two 128gb M4s for around $150 a piece (when they are on sale)

Keep in mind that the C300 wouldn't go completely to waste, it would go to a build that I keep at my friends to game with when we hang out.

If only the C300s would drop in price to match the M4s, I think I would just get another one.
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post #2 of 22
Well, you aren't exactly getting the same result with your 2 options. If you were saying:

1) Raid your 64 with a 2nd 64 C300 for 128GB of space or
2) Purchase a single 128 GB m4

I would pick option 2 for sure because you'd be spending the same money, getting newer tech, have the same space, and not be dealing with RAID. Now, if you want to raid dual 128 M4s, that is still great (I cant complain, I run the exact same setup and love it), but you're paying twice as much. If money is no object, I say go for it, but I also think it's unneccesary and basically for epeen.
post #3 of 22
As I recall, the c300 is a tiny bit better, but honestly the performance difference between the two drives isn't anything to really be worried about. If the C300's just aren't available grab up the M4's if they ever go on sale again
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Well personally I just bought a 128gb M4 and I don't see how anyone can manage with the 60-64 gb drives. I don't care how fast my OS loads I just want my games to load faster, you can't install many games on 60gb drive.

I'm not sure what kind of raid your going to do, but I think it would most likely be a better option having a full 128gb single drive. Raid 0 on SSD's is pretty redundant as I don't think it really effects your 4k write.
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post #5 of 22
or get a single 256GB drive, rather than dual 128s.
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I'd get the 128 m4..put the games on there..Later on..get another and RAID 0 them.
Then you have 256 gigs of lightning-fast hdd!
ok maybe not lightning..but pretty quick!
Best read/write speeds i ever got was 2 agility 2s in raid 0 plus 3 wd hdds in raid 0
It's all split up now..due to "Hard drive shortage" wth.gif
I think it's time they got done milking it
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post #7 of 22
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I should have specified the primary problem..

The fact that a 64GB C300 is almost the same amount as a 128GB M4 is the main issue. Basically, I could either save money by just getting another C300 or I could by two M4s for twice the amount but also twice the capacity. The problem with that is the fact that my PRIMARY objective in this upgrade is to increase performance, not increase SSD capacity. The only reason I would get two 128GB M4s is to match the performance I would be getting with two C300s in raid0. I'd like to save money to upgrade other things but either way the money is there, i'm not on a strict budget of $150.

I understand your logic but I guess it isn't as black and white as that in my head, there are some gray areas because of the amount of variables to consider.
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The above post was meant to go right after yanks first post in the thread, I forgot to quote him.
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Honestly, I don't think you are going to notice a great difference when running dual SSDs in RAID over running a single SSD. Yes, benchmarks will show its faster, and if thats what you want, then I cannot object, but if you are looking to see every day real performance, I personally don't think you will see it to be worth 150 dollars.
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Remember you lose TRIM if you RAID SSD's. Just get a single large drive.
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