Originally Posted by rui-no-onna
My guess is performance of 4x SATAII RAID-0 and 2x SATAIII RAID-0 will be more or less the same.
By the way, here's a motherboard with 10x SATAIII ports (2x Intel X70, 8x LSI SAS2308):ASRock X79 Extreme11
Personally, if I needed 4-way SATAIII RAID-0, I'd just get a Z77 motherboard and a separate RAID card.
Cheers for the product advise, but my budget wont stretch that far. Bit pricey for a mobo.
Originally Posted by dixson01974
That is odd. I have 2 Samsung 830 in Raid 0 and I can install software faster than using 1 Samsung 830 plus my load time are faster too on games and software.
But I will still say stick with 1 SSD. I can lose a alot of time if and when my SSD fails.
2 SSD II in raid 0 is about the same in perfromance as 1 SSD III.
So far I had 1 SSD II, 2 SSD II in Raid 0, 1 SSD III and 2 SSD III in raid 0.
That's why I'm running the internal backup to the standard HDD. If I'm going to make a speed machine, I'll go all out.
Originally Posted by Ecstacy
You're going to see a pretty big bottleneck on SATA II with any modern SSD. I've seen a couple of 1155 boards with 6 SATA III ports. Btw, you likely won't see much of a real world difference putting SSD's in Raid 0 unless you do heavy database work or something else that requires high I/O performance.
Thanks, but I'm looking to build a 2011 socket machine. And you'd be surprised how easily I can max out data transfer on a single SSD, so I'm going to give a RAID a try and see. Kinda in the nature of an experiment.
And thanks for all the advise, but I ended up getting screwed over with my tax return, so plans are on hold for the time being.