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Would I be better off RAID 0 with 2x90GB or a single 180GB?

post #1 of 5
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How would speeds compare?

I feel like having 2 drives is double the chance of one failing, and as I've seen fairly negative reviews about SSD failure rates, I'm not too sure about how comfortable I am with this.

Any advice?

Thanks guys!
post #2 of 5
I'd go with the single 180GB because 1) you don't need the speed of 2 SSDs in RAID0, 2) You might want TRIM (no TRIM in RAID0) and 3) a 180GB will be slightly faster than a 90GB (due to how a SSD is made up internally with their multiple channels, sorta like RAID0 underneath the covers).

And of course, reliability. Any drives in RAID0 have double the chance of failing.
post #3 of 5
Which drives?
Would probably just use the 180GB, personally.
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1 larger SSD is better than two smaller ones for normal use.

What drives are you thinking of getting....seems to be some sort of SandForce based drive by the sounds of the size...weirdsmiley.gif
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Its the OCZ Agility 3 90gb. They are on shellshocker right now for $80 a piece. Thats only $160 for 180gb compared to over $200 for a single 180gb.

I really like the reputation of the Intels but they are just so darn high. The OCZ Agility 3 120gb looks to be the best deal at the moment for over 100gb.
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