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  • 100% (5)
    SSD + 1TB
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    1TB Raid 0
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    500gb Raid 0 + 1TB
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
ok i currently have a 1tb WD Black Sata II

im thinking of upgrading.

what will be the best bang for my buck

1. SSD (with my 1 tb as storage)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357

2. 2x 1TB WD Black Sata II in raid 0

3. 2x 500gb WD Black Sata III in Raid 0 (with my 1tb as storage.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136795


all are around the same price. i will be using the onboard raid controller on the mobo below. I know choice 2 will probably not be chosen but had to put it there. Thanks for the advice.
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post #2 of 12
What would you be using this for..?? I would get the SSD for reliability.

EDIT: I think I need clarification. Could you explain exactly what you are doing..?? If that is not a problem.....
Edited by Triangle - 2/21/11 at 8:42pm
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post #3 of 12
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gaming, designing/rendering game maps, video editing. mainly
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post #4 of 12
If you get the SSD what would you be using it for..??
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I don't like RAID0 with HDDs because they fail. RAID1+0.
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post #6 of 12
The read times on that drive are super quick. But the write times are slow compared to other SSDs. IMO I would look for a different SSD that's a little more rounded as far as write times. Like the OCZ Vertex or OCZ agility. Just my opinion though.
But I'd for sure go with an SSD boot drive and a 1TB mechanical data drive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adamxatomic View Post
The read times on that drive are super quick. But the write times are slow compared to other SSDs. IMO I would look for a different SSD that's a little more rounded as far as write times. Like the OCZ Vertex or OCZ agility. Just my opinion though.
But I'd for sure go with an SSD boot drive and a 1TB mechanical data drive.
Maybe a Vertex 2 or agility 2..??
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by triangle View Post
I don't like RAID0 with HDDs because they fail. RAID1+0.
Agreed. If you plan on doing RAID 0, do RAID 1+0 or a manual (weekly?) backup on another drive at least.

But then, SSDs are faster, but way more expensive. If you can, I'd get some small SSD for the OS/useful programs, RAID 0 two 500 gb drives and keep your 1 tb for storage (but then, it makes a lot of drives).
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
yea im looking at a Vertex 2 also ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227610 ) does Sata II really differ from Sata III?
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenArchon View Post
Agreed. If you plan on doing RAID 0, do RAID 1+0 or a manual (weekly?) backup on another drive at least.

But then, SSDs are faster, but way more expensive. If you can, I'd get some small SSD for the OS/useful programs, RAID 0 two 500 gb drives and keep your 1 tb for storage (but then, it makes a lot of drives).
He could do a SSD for OS/other, do the two 500GB HDDs RAID0 then use his 1TB for a backup of the two 500GB HDDs in RAID0.
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