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I'll be putting together a new computer over the summer and have been slowly putting parts into my Newegg wishlist. Everything is pretty much figured out but the SSD portion is a bit of a mystery to me since I haven't had any first hand experience with them yet.

What would be better to get, 2 64gb M4's or a 128gb M4? By looking at the specs, I can see that reads stay about the same while the writes go up as the drive gets bigger. I'll be using an asrock x79 extreme9 board. Drive choice may change to 2x 128's vs 1x 256 depending on funds.

Not worried about RAID not having TRIM support right now since I'll be building this rig in the future. Hopefully 11.5's will be out by then.
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Get the 128mb GB instead.
Edited by _s3v3n_ - 3/26/12 at 2:38pm
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Honestly no point in RAID0 of SSDs unless you like to see high benchmark numbers. You'll lose TRIM support and see no perceptible improvement over a single drive.
    
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Get the 128mb instead.

really? i say he should get the 128GB model personally. biggrin.gif

Also, newer drives may be out by then...

Also to just mess with your decision look into these too:
  • Samsung 830
  • Corsair Performance Pro
  • Plextor M3/M3 Pro
  • Intel 520


And read this for learning: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread

And this for install with Windows 7: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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using two drives in RAID 0 gives you a theroritical 2 x r/w gain in performance.... how this benches in the real world with SSDs im not sure.. the problem also arrises that with RAID 0 there is no redundancy so you have 2 SSDs in the array = two possible points of failure as either if either of the drives fail you lose your data.. so if you go down this track be sure to back up the array..

ideally a single 128Gb may not perform as well but will still be lightning and data will be safer from failure IMO, but still back up, i guess i am paranoid but back up everything thats important smile.gif
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I love my 2 SSD's in RAID 0 but each to their own. 2cents.gif
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get 2 64gb in raid0. yeah you lose trim but both of those ssd's have garbage collection which does the same thing as trim pretty much.
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get the 128gb now, then get another 128gb later for RAID 0 devil.gif
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get the 128gb now, then get another 128gb later for RAID 0 devil.gif

This may be my best bet. I assume one is able to image a single drive then transfer the image over to a raid array?

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Thanks for the replies everyone!
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

get the 128gb now, then get another 128gb later for RAID 0 devil.gif

This may be my best bet. I assume one is able to image a single drive then transfer the image over to a raid array?

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You can image to a raid array, if SSDs makes a difference I do not know.
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