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Hello, I am currently looking to get some SSD's into my system which is currently booting off a 1TB Western Digital caviar black 7,200 rpm which is partitioned into two 500~ GB volumes one is for Windows 7 Ultimate/64 and the other is Ubuntu 13.04/64

As storage I then have another Western digital caviar black 7,200 rpm drive which is on a spanned volume with a 500GB samsung drive. (I did this because i was having problems duel-booting from two separate drives, which meant one had to be partitioned but i didn't want to have two many separate volumes)

Anyway, I'm going to be moving over my windows 7 partition to an SSD, all the games/videos/pictures/documents are stored on the 1.5TB spanned volume.
Programs are not they will still be on the boot parition.

I have seen some very good reviews on this Scandisk drive, the biggest pro about it would be the amazing write speeds which you usually have to pay a lot of money for to get the same R/W speeds?
I am thinking I want two of these drives, in Raid0 but can only afford one this month and one the month after.

Should I get one and start using it? scratch the raid and figure something out. OR wait until i have them both and then raid0 them and move my windows parition over?

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If you want an SSD with good performance that won't degrade quickly go for Plextor otherwise Samsung SSDs are looking great atm. Also, keep in mind that unless you have a MB or controller that supports SSD's in raid, Trim won't function.
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I have this SSD and i love it. I get very fast speeds and i have never had any problems. They are also quite cheap. I recommend them
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I have seen some very good reviews on this Scandisk drive, the biggest pro about it would be the amazing write speeds which you usually have to pay a lot of money for to get the same R/W speeds?
I am thinking I want two of these drives, in Raid0 but can only afford one this month and one the month after.

Should I get one and start using it? scratch the raid and figure something out. OR wait until i have them both and then raid0 them and move my windows parition over?

I recommend just saving your money and going for a single SanDisk Extreme 240GB. The NAND configuration on the 120GB model isn't really optimal (uses only 4 channels vs 8 channels on the 240GB model) and the 240-256GB models usually have a better $/GB ratio.
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