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Thinking about swapping my micro-center ssds out for a 120gb revodrive
because of the iops performance.

65,000 iops vs 20,000 iops a big difference?

Would i notice a difference or is it a waste of money?
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post #2 of 10
You will never hit 65K IOPs since that is achieved with a queue depth of 32.

Don't do it.
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ahh ok thanks, saved me 130 bucks XD
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No, you will not. I doubt you can even see a real-world performance difference from a single SSD to RAID0 SSDs unless all you do is bench.
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As long as my starcraft 2 blinks to the menu iam happy. No iam kidding... kinda...

I gota reinstall using achi anyway... iam stilling using IDE in bios...

Saw on most benchmarks a 20mb/s increase on avg

Not sure if it helps in response timing or not...
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Originally Posted by finalturismo View Post
As long as my starcraft 2 blinks to the menu iam happy. No iam kidding... kinda...

I gota reinstall using achi anyway... iam stilling using IDE in bios...
If you are running in RAID... you must have ACHI enabled.
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Standard duel channel IDE controller (in device manager)

I know its not in ACHI mode, because when i change it to ACHI. I get BSOD during boot (need to reinstall when i change to ACHI)
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Originally Posted by finalturismo View Post
Standard duel channel ide controller (in device manager)

i know its not in achi mode, because when i change it to achi. I get bsod during boot (need to reinstall when i change to achi)
You have your SSDs on a what controller?
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I have 2 controllers listed in the bios
Marvell and another
one for sata 2 and one for sata 3
I also have 2 areas in the bios for each controller....
I dont really get it either, i just know when i change it from ide to achi i get bsod
(that tells me there is a change in the controller the sdds are operating on)

Also seems you are knowledgeable in ssds
so i have a question
Why cant i set my raid 0 to a 128k stripe? with the asus sabertooth...
This also makes me want to switch to a revo drive...

I can only go up to 64k stripes and i know this affects my max read speed by a little bit doesn't it?
Again iam new to ssds and the whole iops thing, so as you can see iam learning.
Edited by finalturismo - 12/17/10 at 6:07pm
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Standard duel channel IDE controller (in device manager)

I know its not in ACHI mode, because when i change it to ACHI. I get BSOD during boot (need to reinstall when i change to ACHI)
You can follow Microsoft's instructions and change one registry entry from 3, to 0 and you should be able to boot:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
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