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post #1 of 5
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Which would be more suited for gaming?

Having 2 sshd in raid 0 such as 2 of these

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EIQTOFY/?tag=pcpapi-20

or having a 1tb HD with a 240gb ssd like these?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A1ZTZNM/?tag=pcpapi-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20

Both options are similar in price.
post #2 of 5
This doesn't answer ur question but just wanna make sure you know TRIM support isn't avail in raid, without it much of the speed u gain from striping a array will be lost over time from degrading the ssd.

if the ssd is out of the array however it will still support trim
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Actually, Intel chipsets have supported TRIM for SSD arrays for a while now...

That said, I am STRONGLY SUGGESTING that you don't even tthink about having the only drives in your system be a pair in RAID0, you WILL lose your data.


I have a number of the Momentus XT 750GB/8GB hybrids, but they're in a multi-user streaming media role now (8x in RAID10 x2), and while they were fun to screw around with, here's what I have found with SSHD RAID... And the current offerings are inferior to the XT750 IME/IMO...
- They offer a significant benefit for FILE SERVER type applications, where the cache can be taken advantage of via heavily consistent usage patterns
- Running them from a (decently mid-high end) hardware RAID controller, with 4GB on-board DDR3, results in a nearly 70pct gain for me over ANYTHING less...


But, frankly, SSHD's are NOT enthusiast oriented products, not at all. The money behind them was put there because of the huge amount of sales to OEM's.

I ththink you should pick the absolute best 256GB SSD you can afford, and pair it with a WD10EZEX 1TB Blue for your system. The latter is blazing fast, so much so that of 57 games installed right now (4 SSD's + over a dozen HDD's running from my rig ATM), exactly ONE is not installed on one of my WD10EZEX HDD's, even with the top benching (real world) SSD's, I would have to struggle to notice a difference between a game on SSD or these, exception being a few seconds longer to load...
   
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I still think that you should avoid raid 0 and get a 250-500 gb ssd wink.gif
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post #5 of 5
I retract that previous statement, nleksan is correct, intel implemented trim support in raid on 7 series mobo's, sorry.
Edited by GregoryD - 4/15/14 at 10:53am
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