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Software RAID..... man I thought you were joking at first.
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by mojosephwu View Post
yea but if im buying two f3 i might as well get another SSD right?
Depends on your cash flow. As two f3 1 terabyte drives can be had for about $100 -$110 bucks shipped. So roughly 2 terabytes for that price. Guess it just depends on if it is worth it to you or not.
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Depends on your cash flow. As two f3 1 terabyte drives can be had for about $100 -$110 bucks shipped. So roughly 2 terabytes for that price. Guess it just depends on if it is worth it to you or not.

storage space does not really matter to me b/c i usually dont put crap on my pc 2 TB is too much, quality over quantity!!!!!!!! speed is better
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You keep contradicting yourself. But if all you use the 1tb drive for is programs, AND they would all fit on an SSD then replace the 1tb drive with an SSD and go that way. The only way to make the 1tb faster is replace it with an SSD or raid it with another identical 1tb drive. Which way do you want to go?
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post #25 of 28
If you don't need more storage then get 2x 500GB and RAID 0 them.
 
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post #26 of 28
It would cost more to get a pair of 500's than it would to just get a second 1tb drive to go with the one he has now.
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post #27 of 28
Raid the SSD or Raid the F3's

If you plan to just put movies, pictures, music and so on the F3's then i would raid the SSD becuase games task the drive's harder then the other.

Even 1 single SSD runs better for games then Raided normal drive's

here is a bench for 2 SSD's in raid

Here are intel 80GB SSD's in Raid-0


My spinpoints in Raid-0 do 277MB read and about 225MB write. Just as fast as a good single SSD only the acces times are far, far worse. sorry the trail of HD Tune just expired so i cant show results quikly now

Acces times and Read speed is what matters for gaming really, clearly a SSD wins on this, especially if you raid-0 them


Some thread i made about raid SSD's using different stripe sizes and cache's enabled/disabled
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/835107-...ipe-sizes.html
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You keep contradicting yourself. But if all you use the 1tb drive for is programs, AND they would all fit on an SSD then replace the 1tb drive with an SSD and go that way. The only way to make the 1tb faster is replace it with an SSD or raid it with another identical 1tb drive. Which way do you want to go?
im only buying one ssd and one HDD , i was just asking would i need raid for this set up. im not buying more drives b/c of limited budget! i was just saying if i were to buy two f3 and a SSD i might as well get two SSD in raid 0.
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