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Any benefit with moving to 4x Raid0 from 2x?

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Right now I'm running (as the sig says) 2 520's in raid 0. ~ 1000 mybte/sec benchmarks in HDTune, low seek time, etc etc. Everything is on the SSD's...OS, files, etc.

But what's bugging me is everything isn't mind blowing fast. I still have to wait a couple of seconds for Firefox to load, Windows has time for the logo to come together before getting to the desktop, etc.

So I'm considering making a 840 Pro my boot drive and getting a raid card and running 2 more 520's. Would I really see any real world gains (especially since this would be a $1000 upgrade).
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Real world gains...not really. Perhaps 0.5-1 sec taken off the boot time, but otherwise no. The snappiness of SSD's comes from their high IOPS's, and adding more SSD's actually lowers them (aka latency) in exchange for higher bandwidth. Programs in general don't require some kind of 2 GB/s bandwidth, because most aren't even that large in size.

Plus I'd consider the higher failure rate with adding more drives into the RAID 0.
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How you described it,it seems to me that you dont have proper drivers,because 520 is one of the better drive in loading application.
You need to give as AS-SSD benchmark and what orom you have in bios.
You will not see benefit from 4x raid0 because boards still dont have 4x 6gb/s ports and with pci-e cards you will see even longer boot.
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