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Is it worth it to upgrade 2 Raptors in raid0 to 2 60gb Callisto Deluxe in Raid0

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I'm looking at 2 60gb Callisto Deluxes for a potential Raid0 setup. They are 180 for the new pair so I think the price is right but would the upgrade be worth it over my raptors?
Also what am I looking at as far as moving everything over from the raptors to the SSD's? Is a clean OS install required? I only boot off the raptors, everything else is on an F3. Thanks
    
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From your rig, it looks like you've got all the upgrades you should have, except for the SSD, so I think it's a good upgrade, as the SSD will be much faster in access time and 4k read, which speeds up booting, although the raptors might be faster in sequential, that doesn't help in boot times much

though do you think the benefits of raid 0 outweigh the disadvantages of having no TRIM?
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You lose Trim if you raid ssd's. From what I'm told it basically only helps keep the drives clean from things like uninstalls and deleted files but i've also heard the life of your ssd degrades without trim.
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By the time your drives degrade (if and when), you'll probably be ready to buy some newer ones. I say go for it. I moved from two Raptors in RAID0 to one SSD and love it. I can only imagine what two SSD's would be like.
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There's a 3 year warranty on them. I wonder if degrading performance is covered?
    
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Originally Posted by Suprcynic View Post
There's a 3 year warranty on them. I wonder if degrading performance is covered?

The performance degradation is temporary!!!!!!!

1) The drives have garbage collection so they will recover performance if you them idle.
2) You can always do a image the array, full format to zero out the drives, and reapply image. This will return them to 100% performance.
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Would I benefit more from trim or raid0? Someone tell me, I don't know. Does not having trim really kill the drive?
    
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Ive installed 2 x SSD's in Raid0 and they are way faster than my old raptor setup, AND they use TRIM. I'd say to anyone considering an upgrade to SSD's from raptors - "go for it, yes absolutely".
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Ive installed 2 x SSD's in Raid0 and they are way faster than my old raptor setup, AND they use TRIM. I'd say to anyone considering an upgrade to SSD's from raptors - "go for it, yes absolutely".
What RAID controller are you using? I'm not aware of any that support TRIM at the moment.
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If your board has enough sata ports and will support it, I'd keep the RAID 0 raptors for your games and other programs that won't fit on the RAID 0 SSDs. Still fast read write for game load and then 1tb for storage.
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