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Does higher IOPS help in games and typical usage?

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I have a Agility2 SSD which has lower IOPS value than Vertex2 series.(Agility2=10.000, Vertex2=50.000)

I'll pair my SSD soon with another OCZ SSD for RAID0 and i need to decide what to buy. Would Vertex2 with higher IOPS help me or it matters only for servers as some claim?
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The only time IOPS would matter (for games at least) is when you load levels. Once everything is loaded into RAM, your storage drive is usually a non-factor tongue.gif
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IOPS isn't a significant deal outside of heavy multi-tasking or extremely IO demanding applications.

I highly doubt you'd see much of a difference in games between the Agility 2 and the Vertex 2.
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The importance of IOPS will depend on the game. Some games are very good at packaging all the data for a level into a single file container and then separating stuff out in RAM later, for those sequential read speed will be more important than random. Others (Minecraft comes to mind) store the level data in several thousand small files. IOPS would be really important in that case.

But in general, higher IOPS is better.
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