Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › 3x OCZ vertex 4 SSDs Raid 0 worth it??
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

3x OCZ vertex 4 SSDs Raid 0 worth it??

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
3x OCZ SSDs in Raid 0 with my Asrock Z77 onboard Raid controller

The speed of the SSDs are rated at read 525MB and Write 500MB

If I raid 0 them does that automatically mean triple the speed? Can trim be enabled with raid 0? If not is it that bad?
post #2 of 8
You have only two Intel sata lll ports and most likely another 4 Intel sata ll ports.

You can raid across all these ports but adding the third drive will do very little and imho has a negative overall effect performance wise.

Trim will work on z77 in R0.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok I decide to go with only 2x 120GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Drives, is there really a doubling of performance for SSDs? I do a lot of video editing and want to edit HD 1080p videos, my PC is fast enough I just want a very fast storage solution.

Also on another topic I was shocked to see that Vegas Movie Studio didn't load my HD video clips into memory when working with them?? I was working with a 205MB video clip and It didn't seem to load the clip into memory, my system memory remains at 800MB usage instead of moving to 1GB usage. It was working with the video feed directly from the hard Drive, is that normal??
Edited by jcrew3002 - 4/24/13 at 7:03am
post #4 of 8
raid ssd is wasting money you wont notice the speed increase only on benchmarks or if you move around very large files in the raid
post #5 of 8
I had a RAID0 array with two crucial M4s, and I just switched to a single Samsung 840. I noticed no difference whatsoever. In fact some things ended up being faster because the 840 is just that fast. RAID0 was a nice experiement, but I dont see a need for it anymore with SSD speeds. I recommend against it. Unless you want the benchmark performance or the bragging rights, then dont do it. Its not worth it. IMO
DEFCON-3
(22 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 (4.8GHz) Sabertooth 990FX (R1.01/BIOS1604) ASUS GTX 780Ti 2x8GB G.SKILL TRIDENT-X (2140MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Kingston HyperX 3K 128GB Kingston SSDnow 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar BLACK 500GB ASUS Blu-ray ASUS LightScribe SILVER ARROW SB-E 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 PRO 64-bit 3x ASUS VN248H (24" 1080p AH-IPS) Logitech G710+ Seasonic G-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM STORM:Trooper (DEFCON-3 MOD) Logitech MX Master Corsair MM600 CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z 
AudioOther
Audio Technica ATH-m50xbl Chill Factor III 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 880k ASRock A88M-G/3.1 ASUS GTX 660ti HyperX Fury 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 750GB LG Blu-ray Windows 10 P502ui-b1 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Logitech k400r Rosewill Hive 550W ROSEWILL SRM-01 Vizio S4251W-b4 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 MSI 770-C45 Sparkle GT 220 4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Seagate Baracuda 1TB ASUS blu-ray Stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Proffesional  Acer 24"  Logitech Wave OCZ modXtreme Pro 600W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Centurion 5 blue Logitech LX8 
  hide details  
Reply
DEFCON-3
(22 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 (4.8GHz) Sabertooth 990FX (R1.01/BIOS1604) ASUS GTX 780Ti 2x8GB G.SKILL TRIDENT-X (2140MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Kingston HyperX 3K 128GB Kingston SSDnow 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar BLACK 500GB ASUS Blu-ray ASUS LightScribe SILVER ARROW SB-E 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 PRO 64-bit 3x ASUS VN248H (24" 1080p AH-IPS) Logitech G710+ Seasonic G-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM STORM:Trooper (DEFCON-3 MOD) Logitech MX Master Corsair MM600 CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z 
AudioOther
Audio Technica ATH-m50xbl Chill Factor III 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 880k ASRock A88M-G/3.1 ASUS GTX 660ti HyperX Fury 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 750GB LG Blu-ray Windows 10 P502ui-b1 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Logitech k400r Rosewill Hive 550W ROSEWILL SRM-01 Vizio S4251W-b4 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 MSI 770-C45 Sparkle GT 220 4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Seagate Baracuda 1TB ASUS blu-ray Stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Proffesional  Acer 24"  Logitech Wave OCZ modXtreme Pro 600W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Centurion 5 blue Logitech LX8 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Since there is no noticable difference I'll be looking into the 840 SSD I've heard good things about it, thanks all!
post #7 of 8
Any updates here?

I am currently running 2x vertex 4's in raid 0. I notice a decent different in boot time over just a single vertex 4. Wondering if any of you guys can comment on the difference between 2x and 3x newer SSD's in raid 0.
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOx View Post

Any updates here?

I am currently running 2x vertex 4's in raid 0. I notice a decent different in boot time over just a single vertex 4. Wondering if any of you guys can comment on the difference between 2x and 3x newer SSD's in raid 0.

I have no idea what your system is, but first I'll assume you have an Intel 6 or 7 series chipset board, with two SATA III ports, and usually four SATA II ports. Since your two Vertex 4's are likely on the SATA III ports, the next SSD you add would be on a SATA II port. That compromises the speed of the other two SSDs, since they must wait for the SSD on the SATA II port to respond. That will be most obvious in sequential read and write speed, which overall could be less then your two SSDs on SATA III in RAID 0.

Otherwise, on an AMD system (all SATA III usually) you'll see some increase in sequential speeds, and high queue depth benchmarks, but scaling drops off usually beyond two drives. Same for an all SATA II system. Will it perform better in actual use? Only way to tell is to try.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: SSD
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › 3x OCZ vertex 4 SSDs Raid 0 worth it??