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Ok so i am trying to decide on what to get... 2x OCZ Vertex 2 in raid or 1 OCZ RevoDrive. What would produce better speeds/loading times. would the 2 sata drives be better because i can add more later if i wanted to? I have not ever done a raid before so it's all new and SSD's are a new thing to me as well. Thanks in advanced for your help Oh and if there are other better options please let me know
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2 Sata drives would be cheaper than the PCIE option, and i doubt the PCIE option is fast enough to justify the difference in price. I have a single SSD on sata (no raid) and my boot times went from 45 seconds to 15. i doubt you'd get any less that 10-13 seconds on both, so go with the SATA x2 drive option
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OCZ RevoDrive costs more, can't wake from sleep, has some compatibility issues, and would perform about the same as RAID0 on the ICH9R.
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awesome so it sounds like the best thing to do is the x2 option. Any other drives out there that i should consider? this build won't be completed soon (4-6 months is my expected time but i am trying to catch up from 3 years of hardware changes) but need to research before making a $2k purchase
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awesome so it sounds like the best thing to do is the x2 option. Any other drives out there that i should consider? this build won't be completed soon (4-6 months is my expected time but i am trying to catch up from 3 years of hardware changes) but need to research before making a $2k purchase
If you're going to do it in a few months.... Vertex 3.
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why the vertex 3 not 2? (sorry for asking so many nub questions) should be better because it's 3rd gen but HOW/WHY is it better when it's so much more for 2 HDD's or should i not even raid 2 of them?
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You dont have to raid SSDs with them being so fast. 1 SSD can outperform 2-3 drives in raid. but if you want to go real fast then you want raid. i know Patriot may not be well know for its SSDs yet but so far i love mine
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why the vertex 3 not 2? (sorry for asking so many nub questions) should be better because it's 3rd gen but HOW/WHY is it better when it's so much more for 2 HDD's or should i not even raid 2 of them?
RAID benefits are minimal with SSDs... you're only improving sequential performance. The Vertex 3 can hit 300-400MB/s sequential.


I only suggest the Vertex 3 assuming prices fall in a few months. The current SandForce SF-1200/1500 is better price/performance currently.
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RAID benefits are minimal with SSDs... you're only improving sequential performance. The Vertex 3 can hit 300-400MB/s sequential.


I only suggest the Vertex 3 assuming prices fall in a few months. The current SandForce SF-1200/1500 is better price/performance currently.
I figured you would recommend them due to price drop but i was thinking you were saying 2x Vertex 3's. Which the smallest i could find was 90GB. The 240 looks amazing though! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-707-_-Product
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You dont have to raid SSDs with them being so fast. 1 SSD can outperform 2-3 drives in raid. but if you want to go real fast then you want raid. i know Patriot may not be well know for its SSDs yet but so far i love mine
yeah i know one of them outperforms HDD's in raid (at least read that they do from more than one place) but i really want this pc to be the best i can make it for ~2k (maybe including a new monitor but i have everything else. I need an entire tower case and all)
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