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My old intel ssd 80GB versus my Samsung f3's in raid-0 results.

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What really turns me off from an SSD is the amount of capacity. Could I in turn get 2 and run them in RAID0 and get better performance than a SSD?
With you want fast and cheap HDDs get 3 x 7200.12s. They will do ~ 350 - 400MB/s but even then they are still slower then SSDs.
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post #13 of 44
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What really turns me off from an SSD is the amount of capacity. Could I in turn get 2 and run them in RAID0 and get better performance than a SSD?
SSDs see an even bigger improvement in performance over HDs, due to the fact that average latency on larger arrays becomes closer to worst case latency.

Since access time in SSDs is constant, the only increase in latency you'll see is what is imposed by your controller for reassembling the striped data.
    
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Do you want throughput or realworld performance?


Either way, Gen3 SSDs are better.
 
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You should look into pci e ssds they have around a 500mb read and write per sec. Give them a look on new egg. May be the new thing before long. Im considering trying it. They utilize 1gigabyte per second bandwidth instead of 3gigabits bandwidth like Sata.
I know there are some high end PCI-e SSD's. We just looked at some for our servers. There like $18,000. They do 1.5GB/s with 26µs delay That's a true PCI-e SSD.

http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodriveduo

This PCI-e stuff from companies like OCZ are not the same. It uses an internal RAID(from God knows what company) and a PLX bridge to get the drive to the PCI-e lane. This introduces more latency into the equation. Your better off doing RAID 0 with two cheaper drives on the on board RAID. ICH10 can effectively do 700MB/s.
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post #16 of 44
No contest, SSD all the way. I ran 3x WD 640GB drives in RAID 0 and the difference between that and my SSD is like night and day!
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I was just gonna say that I do have a third 7200.10 I could throw in the mix for a 3 HD RAID0.
    
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I was just gonna say that I do have a third 7200.10 I could throw in the mix for a 3 HD RAID0.
Do it

Then get an SSD

And wonder why the hell you wasted all that time....

I had 8 WD Caviar Black 1TB, Short stroked down to 10% of size, on a PERC5/i RAID card pulling over 700MBPS read and write, 7.2ms average latency

Then I switched to ONE first gen SSD 2 years ago.... SOOOO MUUUUCCCHHH FASTER. I lost throughput, went from 700 read down to 250 read. Didn't care

Now I have gen3 SSD that reads at 400MBPS, not really a whole lot faster than my Gen1 SSD, but IMO improvement because it is faster with bigger tasks (video rendering, raw encoding, etc) and I have more space now too

Seriously dude, screw the HDD RAID, they're pointless these days unless its mirrored for backup purposes.
 
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I'd have to agree man. A single F3 1TB will beat those two slower drives in a RAID0. It's nice, but yeah.

Here's what I've heard, from a guy that has a SSD now, that came from a single F3, and F3 RAID-0.

Single F3 -> F3 RAID 0 (big boost)
F3 RAID0 -> 60GB SSD (just as much of a boost)

So you would essentially be going from the low end (single F3 speed) up to the high end of SSD.

I'd say grab the SSD, and keep your RAID0 for game installations and whatnot. If you can spare the extra cash...grab a pair of F3's while they're hot, and use those for a RAID 0 instead, for even better performance (but still having the SSD for OS and apps).

But if you're asking to RAID0 those slow 7200.10's, or an SSD...the SSD is going to be a night and day difference, hands down.
I'd say definitely get the SSD. Plus its more reliable than an array of RAID 0
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Anecdote: I've got a 4x640 Raid 0 array. My new build will use a SSD for the OS and most used apps(lots of random r/w). I'm putting my steam folder and videos to rip/edit on the array(lots of sequential r/w).
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