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I am running a Sata 2 MB,with 2 7200rpm HDDs in RAID 0 my current speeds accoring to crystal disk mark are 101.3 read and 108.8 write, in price vs preformance would it be more beneficial to add another HDD to my RAID or a cheap SSD?
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SSD - an "average" SSD used as a boot drive such as an Adata 64GB S599 (what I have) does 280 reads, 270 writes - much quicker than what your HD's could ever hope to achieve, besides that the latency is significantly lower.

By cheap I'm assuming your meaning ~ $100 in which that specific drive would fit your budget
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Get the SSD for your OS and keep your games etc on the RAID 0 array.
You'll get the transfer speeds your looking for and (more noticeably) better access times.
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A SSD would offer significant performance increases for your main drive. Then that would free up your mechanical drives for storage and games. wink.gif

Also, you are also doing RAID on some pretty slow drives. My F3's do about 275MB/s read. That was also consistent on my old AM2+ system (same drives). But the sequential read and write speeds aren't the ONLY thing that's important either. wink.gif
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