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The title says it all. I bought this transcend 64gig ssd in November. The first ssd I've ever owned and it hasn't really been a very good experience. After I went ssd, others followed and only then I discovered how slow this ssd was compared to the competition.
The lack of speed is my main problem with the drive itself. Also I've found that 64 gigs is too little for my needs. I was about to order a Samsung 840 pro 256gig when my friend suggested that I could buy 3 more 64 gig transcend 320s and get a 4-way RAID going.
This seems very tempting since 3 more drives are cheaper than the 840 pro and 4-way raid may even be faster...?
Just wanna know if this is gonna be a good idea or a massive waste of money.
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The lack of speed is my main problem with the drive itself. Also I've found that 64 gigs is too little for my needs. I was about to order a Samsung 840 pro 256gig when my friend suggested that I could buy 3 more 64 gig transcend 320s and get a 4-way RAID going.
This seems very tempting since 3 more drives are cheaper than the 840 pro and 4-way raid may even be faster...?
Just wanna know if this is gonna be a good idea or a massive waste of money.

Stick to the Samsung 840 Pro. Going with 4-way RAID-0 is a waste and unless you've got an 8-series chipset board (Z87, H87, etc - basically Haswell boards), you'll be dropping down to SATA II. RAID-0 also increases chances of data loss.
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