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so i bought another c300 during that newegg sale, but i'm having a bit of buyers remorse

how big are the real world differences between a single c300 and raid-0? is it worth losing TRIM? i've heard garbage collection sucks

what would you guys do? return the c300 and wait for c400 or just raid-0 c300 right now?
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What sizes are they and how full is the one you are using?
post #3 of 11
I put two vertex 2's 60gb in raid 0 and was not that hapy with the outcome. Booting took longer almost same as conventional HDD, virus scans took longer too. Things open almost instantly with the one ssd same as with two in raid, i mean near instant is near instant!

Because of the increase in boot and virus scan times in raid and the indisernable difference in real term use I went back to one ssd and sold the other...
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If you're really not happy with your C300, then return it and wait, don't RAID it.
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What sizes are they and how full is the one you are using?
64gb... about 30gb free

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Originally Posted by moonmanas View Post
I put two vertex 2's 60gb in raid 0 and was not that hapy with the outcome. Booting took longer almost same as conventional HDD, virus scans took longer too. Things open almost instantly with the one ssd same as with two in raid, i mean near instant is near instant!

Because of the increase in boot and virus scan times in raid and the indisernable difference in real term use I went back to one ssd and sold the other...
hmm is this the case with all SSD's in Raid0? i thought it'd improve boot times even more, not lengthen it

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If you're really not happy with your C300, then return it and wait, don't RAID it.
thanks im leaning towards returning it..
post #6 of 11
No ssd raids = fail. only for # games. Or if you got a highend raid card ($500+) then u can get a benefit, Ya i got 3 vertex all was in raid , raid failed now 2 /3 vertex are bricked. owell i say stay away from raiding ssds.

Loads for games and os where longer in raid setup then single. alltho # where 666 read 450 write. but slower then single vertex 220 reads 150 writes.
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thanks, no raid for me
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hmm is this the case with all SSD's in Raid0? i thought it'd improve boot times even more, not lengthen it


Yes, because it hangs longer on the bios post as bios first checks out Raid array to see it's ok before launching windows, then for me the bit where windows started to load that logo thing took 7 seconds longer so about 17-19 seconds longer all told

plus losing Trim

Im OCD re boot time lol! And like you thoght Raid would speed it up as try as I might I cant beat a 31 second restart with Win 7, think I need faster ram lol......here we go.....
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I raid 0 c300 2 x 64gb fast and stable
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I raid 0 c300 2 x 64gb fast and stable
Care for a restart system race?
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