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I guess the thing with the pcie SSD is its simple.
Put the card in and bam, insane performance.
Getting a raid card + a hard drive is two items. More complex.
Throwing in a single card that gets enough power from the buss and performs that well is very easy and convenient. No raid card drivers. Or compatibility problems. It's just a bit too expensive in my opinion.
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Yeah, they have their place and if I was doing some insane 20k build I would use them. Otherwise, I would prefer something like linus and have ~11 ssds in raid 0!
 
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If you have 4 Sata III port then get 4 256gb SSD and raid 0 them. Then you will get better perfromance the that PCI-e one. Trust me when I said you would notice the difference between a PCI-e and 2 512 or 500GB SSD.
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Quote:
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I guess the thing with the pcie SSD is its simple.
Put the card in and bam, insane performance.
Getting a raid card + a hard drive is two items. More complex.
Throwing in a single card that gets enough power from the buss and performs that well is very easy and convenient. No raid card drivers. Or compatibility problems. It's just a bit too expensive in my opinion.

That depends on the PCIe SSD, too. For example, I've seen plenty of complaints with regards to the RevoDrive. The one advantage the PCIe definitely has over RAID card + multiple SATA SSDs is the (physical) space savings. As for the set-up and software side, you could very well find yourself dealing with the same issues (drivers, etc) with both PCIe SSD or SATA RAID.

As an aside, I'd certainly appreciate have 800MB/s reads and 750MB/s writes right about now. Finally got around to working on the laptop upgrade and cloning a Seagate 500GB HDD to a Crucial m4 512GB over USB3 is taking forever. Ugh, before I attempt anymore upgrades/repairs, I'm building the test bench first.
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went to a lan saturday and it took one guy about 6 hours to get his revodrive to work :S
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went to a lan saturday and it took one guy about 6 hours to get his revodrive to work :S
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yeah, the revo drives arent practical because they have so many problems. just get a good raid card and a ton of ssds and put them into raid 0. you will get crazy read writes.
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/facepalm
THEY ARE OLD OCZ DRIVES, EVERY ONE OF THEM.

THEY HAVE LIKE AN 80% FAILURE RATE.

Why are you people still responding to this thread?
    
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Well the one that I linked said no drivers required.
Im sure there are many difference PCIE SSD's so im sure some are crap and some are great.

I guess you have to have a motherboards that lets you boot from a pcie spot. but if you do i dont think you need drivers it said.
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/facepalm
THEY ARE OLD OCZ DRIVES, EVERY ONE OF THEM.
THEY HAVE LIKE AN 80% FAILURE RATE.
Why are you people still responding to this thread?

All the PCIE SSD's are not the same.
You may be correct that some are old ocz's but i doubt they are all crap.
Some must be VERY GOOD to be asking and getting 1,000$+ per drive.
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