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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post

just get 1 good SSD and be done with it. the raid is not needed on them unless it is raid 1 for backups.
already have a Samsung 840 pro... still not fast enough rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post

just get 1 good SSD and be done with it. the raid is not needed on them unless it is raid 1 for backups.
already have a Samsung 840 pro... still not fast enough rolleyes.gif

i am not sure about video editing or how to set it up, but for example with photoshop you can make a RAMdisk and use it for a temp folder or IIRC scratch disk.. making a nice size RAMdisk will give you blistering speeds once you set it up how you want it. Thats what i would do for when you are working on your projects but obviously if the power goes your work goes save wise to use a IPS or also save projects while owrking on the to a drive.



[Edit]
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227803/how-to-set-up-and-utilize-ram-disks

That will help you in some aspects of what you want
Edited by stubass - 7/11/13 at 10:35pm
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2 samsung 840 pros (256gb) in RAID 0 or 16gb patriot viper 3 1866mhz RAM caching?

Both. biggrin.gif How much RAM does your system already have? If you have at least 16GB, I'd be more inclined to go for the RAID-0 (assuming you'll be using the array as scratch space for your videos).
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neither.

The SDD by itself is probably fast enough, yeah.
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just get 1 good SSD and be done with it. the raid is not needed on them unless it is raid 1 for backups.

RAID is not a backup solution. Not even RAID 1.
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Gaming, camera stuff, transfering folders of 20+ mp pictures, video editing.

You don't need in the gigabit range speeds for this.
If you're going to do anything it depends what you have already - if you already have a truck load of physical memory, then forget buying another SSD - a RAM disk will be fine. Just don't be doing anything critical on it.
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IMO RAID0 with current SSDs is pretty pointless unless you have another drive that you need to be transferring data to at 1GBps!

2 x 256 GB in RAID0 vs 1 x 512 GB

RAID 0 pros :
  • speed

RAID 0 cons :
  • potential for critical data loss
  • takes up 2 x 2.5" bays + 2 SATA ports
  • longer boot times
  • no TRIM support

...it may seem cool to have 1GBps transfer rates but you will never notice how fast this actually is...I've had PCI-E SSDs, RAID0 even RAID5 for laughs and what do I have in my PC....a single large SSD...
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IMO RAID0 with current SSDs is pretty pointless unless you have another drive that you need to be transferring data to at 1GBps!

2 x 256 GB in RAID0 vs 1 x 512 GB

RAID 0 pros :
  • speed

RAID 0 cons :
  • potential for critical data loss
  • takes up 2 x 2.5" bays + 2 SATA ports
  • longer boot times
  • no TRIM support

...it may seem cool to have 1GBps transfer rates but you will never notice how fast this actually is...I've had PCI-E SSDs, RAID0 even RAID5 for laughs and what do I have in my PC....a single large SSD...
RAID 0 supports TRIM using the latest Intel RST drivers, as long as your motherboard supports it as well. I have TRIM enabled on my RAID 0 Samsung 840 Pro setup.
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RAID 0 supports TRIM using the latest Intel RST drivers, as long as your motherboard supports it as well. I have TRIM enabled on my RAID 0 Samsung 840 Pro setup.

good to know! ...though TRIM would be the least of my worries with a RAID0 SSD setup!
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