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Originally Posted by xyeLz View Post
What about 2 256GB instead of 2 128?
If you're already going RAID (with all the associated downsides), then 4 x 128GB drives would be faster still (and may be cheaper than 2 x 256GB). You could buy a decent RAID card (9211 or similar) to use them off - if you can afford the SSDs, it would be a waste not to get a decent but reasonably priced card to hang them off.
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Essentially it looks like the 2x256GB will perform better in the long run simply because you will have more room on them to not fill up. Granted I will probably only use 100GB on one of the 128GB and probably 50 on the other.

It just seems like the 256GB will be more suitable to the future when programs start using a lot more and is currently faster than 2 128GB.

Correct me if I'm wrong!
Edited by xyeLz - 2/1/11 at 11:43am
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TRIM does not support RAID, so your best bet would be to get 1x 256GB instead of 2x 128GB.
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What if I don't do RAID? 2x128GB or 2x256GB. All I really want to know is hwich one is faster to be honest.
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The 256GB is faster. Period.
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Right now the Corsair Performance 3 Series 256GB SATA III, is the fastest 2.5" SSD being sold.

After that it kind of depends on what your looking for. The Corsair 128 reads hella faster than the C300 256, but is only 5MB/s slower write than the C300 256.
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Essentially it looks like the 2x256GB will perform better in the long run simply because you will have more room on them to not fill up. Granted I will probably only use 100GB on one of the 128GB and probably 50 on the other.

It just seems like the 256GB will be more suitable to the future when programs start using a lot more and is currently faster than 2 128GB.

Correct me if I'm wrong!
IF you are considering RAID for the sake of increasing the storage size of a volume with the added benefit of faster I/O then you want to look at the least amount of drives (ie, 2 drives, not 4) UNLESS you are considering a redundant array.

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TRIM does not support RAID, so your best bet would be to get 1x 256GB instead of 2x 128GB.
In a RAID configuration he does not need TRIM with the C300, garbage collection takes place when the drive is idle.

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What if I don't do RAID? 2x128GB or 2x256GB. All I really want to know is hwich one is faster to be honest.
The only difference between the C300 128gb and 256gb drives is the write performance, the 256gb drive writes over 100mb faster.

I would be almost certain that you would rarely (if ever) notice that difference in normal day to day use. I honestly wouldn't be able to notice if someone swapped out my array for a single 128gb unless I was transferring a large file to another SSD or running a bench.


Here's my suggestion-
If you want storage space then go with the larger drive. (256)
If you want speed then go with 2 drives in RAID 0. (2x128)
If you want storage and speed then go with 2 large drives in RAID 0. (2x256)
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