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is that true?
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I got 2 hyperx 3k ssd's in raid0, 1000MB/s read n write on large files.


However, in most cases it's useless.

But I raid 2 120GB's to get a 240GB contiunous storage because I didn't buy a 240GB in the first place.
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Originally Posted by rickyman0319 View Post

is that true?

Yes, its is far faster.

Raid 0 = Data being split up and written to both drives simultaneously.

Its not an exact 100% increase in speed, but its close to it.

However, SSDs are so quick, that you probably won't notice the difference between a high end single SSD versus a RAID0 setup. And having the single SSD means less chance of data loss.
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Originally Posted by rickyman0319 View Post

is that true?

Yes.
Its also true that unless you are doing heavy IO operations(gaming doesnt come anywhere close) you are wasting your money.
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Originally Posted by jetsam View Post

But I raid 2 120GB's to get a 240GB contiunous storage because I didn't buy a 240GB in the first place.

I hope you dont have your OS on that, because you are asking for trouble.
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Originally Posted by jetsam View Post

I got 2 hyperx 3k ssd's in raid0, 1000MB/s read n write on large files.


However, in most cases it's useless.

But I raid 2 120GB's to get a 240GB contiunous storage because I didn't buy a 240GB in the first place.

I did the same thing with Gskill Phoenix III's and I love it. I push ~1000 - 1100MB/s at times. Threw my main OS on it, and the difference it made with starting programs and performance in general was crazy. All of that not responding junk went right out the window. So yes, Raid 0 SSD's is faster, and I think it'll help futureproof a little as the 1Gb/s connections out there should download at ~125MB/s which is going to be a bit rough for most HDD's to pull off.
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why would it not be true? lol

For benches it is faster, for real life use you will typically hardly notice a difference btw having a SSD and having 2 in RAID 0.
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It is faster but the only time you will notice it is in loading times of large programs or transfers of large files.
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