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Don't know anything about SSD performance at all really, but the prices have come down enough that I wouldn't mind trying one out. Can they be paired up in RAID, like a normal HDD, to increase their speed? Are either of these two drives worth picking up, and which would be the better purchase?

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=035388

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=032804

And are you guys installing you Windows onto the SSD? Or games? Or what? Which would give the most notable speed bump?
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That Vertex 2 is a great deal, it should be quite a bit faster then the agility 2.
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That Vertex 2 is a great deal, it should be quite a bit faster then the agility 2.
Sweet, thanks. That's great considering it's twice the capacity of the Agility 2. So the Vertex 2 is a good SSD then? Or just the better of the two?
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Vertex 2 wins over Agility 2

Agility 2 has IOPS limited firmware... otherwise the drives are identical

Install Windows on it to get the best value out of it

Also most of your Applications (if not all) should fit, so install those as well...

It's kinda like a large application "cache"

I wrote a couple guides to install Windows, or image Windows onto a new drive:
Move old Windows onto new drive: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/887271-...dows-onto.html
Install fresh Windows onto new drive: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/890571-...new-drive.html
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The OCZ Vertex 2 is a good drive in terms of performance. Some people have had trouble with them as far as quality goes. It uses the Sandforce controller which means it is the seconds best SSD on the market right now.
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The OCZ Vertex 2 is a good drive in terms of performance. Some people have had trouble with them as far as quality goes. It uses the Sandforce controller which means it is the seconds best SSD on the market right now.
Well, I think I might grab one then in the next day or three. Anyone know anything about doubling performance with a RAID setup? Is it possible on my motherboard with two SSD?
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Well, I think I might grab one then in the next day or three. Anyone know anything about doubling performance with a RAID setup? Is it possible on my motherboard with two SSD?
Really I wouldn't bother, it only doubles sequential file transfer performance, random 4k reads are the same.

Nvidia's RAID is not the fastest either...

But saying that, Sandforce is supposed to survive well in RAID, so if you're determined to have a complex setup...
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Really I wouldn't bother, it only doubles sequential file transfer performance, random 4k reads are the same.

Nvidia's RAID is not the fastest either...

But saying that, Sandforce is supposed to survive well in RAID, so if you're determined to have a complex setup...
Nah, I was just curious. If it doesn't grab that much of performance benefit in RAID, I'd just grab a single drive then. And if I do grab another, I would just use it separately for games or something. Thanks for the help.
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It's just that the intel chipsets are better with a ssd,as opposed to nvidia.
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