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2x C300 64GB or RevoDrive 120GB

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I'm looking to upgrade to SSD (actually returning my 25nm Vertex2 to Newegg, but that's a whole other story) and I'm wondering which route would suit me best.

My main concerns are whether I'm going to get the most out of a Revodrive with my current setup (SLI). Or if I'd be better getting two C300's in RAID0.

I've got an ASUS P8P67 Pro with 2 GTX 465's and a Razer soundcard in a standard PCI slot. Would my Revodrive have to go in the 3rd PCI-ex slot (black)? Would it run at 4x while everything else in the system stayed at full speed? If I'm reading the specifications on my board correctly @ http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=HMMvTCuBcZLfu2YL then only the other 2 small PCI-ex 1x slots and the external SATA connectors would be affected.

Can I plug that Revodrive into the black slot on my motherboard? Sounds like a stupid question but of course the black slot is physically the same size as the other ones I have my video cards in, but it looks like its got a little notch to make it fit....

Then of course there's just the plain price-performance factor. Is it worth the extra $50 for the Revodrive over two C300's in RAID0?
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post #2 of 6
Get the two C300.
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post #3 of 6
well 2x C300 =
read: 355*2 = 710MB
write: 75*2 = 150MB

Revodrive =
read = 540MB
write = 480MB

Obvsiously the raid numbers are perfect ideal case, but SSD's do raid pretty linearly.

The C300's would yield better read speeds which are typically what matters, but the revo drive would yield better write speeds.

Hope that helps!
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post #4 of 6
Get the C300's instead imho.
post #5 of 6
Another vote for 2 x C300's. Unless you're constantly writing large files to the SSD, the C300's faster Raided read speeds will suit you better.

But even then. Were talking the difference of a couple minutes total -- and that's with monster 25+GB files.
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I'd be inclined to sit tight till the C400's come out soon....
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