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So which is best IMO it would be the raid 0 setup. But is it worth it over just one large drive? Anyone have any numbers they could please share? Two vs one drive. Prices are pretty much identical. Thanks
    
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I don't have any numbers anymore unfortunately. But I did go from two 60gb Vertex's in raid 0 to a single 256gb M4. The the day to day difference is not noticeable, I didn't notice anything at all. Sure, a synthetic benchmark will show faster read\write speeds to the raid, but again, it's not something you really notice. Plus, with a single large drive, you don't have that increased risk of one drive failing, and losing everything in your array.
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I'd personally get two non-RAID 256GB. You get the same speed as the 512GB one while having twice the failure resistance (by which I mean, if you lose a drive, you'll only lose half your data). Also, it's not as if a Crucial M4 isn't fast enough...
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I'd personally get two non-RAID 256GB. You get the same speed as the 512GB one while having twice the failure resistance (by which I mean, if you lose a drive, you'll only lose half your data). Also, it's not as if a Crucial M4 isn't fast enough...

If they are in RAID 0 you will lose all your data. If they are independent than yes you will only lose half.

I would get one 512GB one. You'll loose TRIM support if you hook hardware/mobo RAID into the drive and I really doubt your day to day would be any different.
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My friend just txt me saying he just bought two 256GB Crucial SSD for $320. So that's $160 a piece. Not bad IMO. He's going to raid0.
    
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Losing TRIM support for an unnoticeable RAID is not worth it in my opinion. I would rather have something marginally slower that I won't notice, than something marginally faster that I won't notice, but will get much much slower overtime.
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Crucial drives do not get slower over time in R0. The GC is more than adequate to keep the drive in top performing condition.
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