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Hi, i am currently working on a 2600k build and for my main storage i was wanting to have 2 drives in raid0, with a vertex2 for boot drive. For the raid drives from my research it seems that the best choice are the samsung f3s? is this correct and what speeds can i expect from them in raid.
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also is it worth it at all to look at sata 6gb/s hdds, it doesnt seem like it because they are not going to get anywhere near that speed
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also how beneficial would it be for raid0 2 ssds
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Samsung F3 and WD Blacks seem to be popular choices for raid-0 setups. I still think that if you purely want a significant speed boost, SSD are the way to go for home use. Price to performance and whether it is worth it or not is completely up to you.
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Dude edit your posts if you need to add something.

Also it all depends on what you want to get. Is perform really worth paying 200-300 bucks for a decent SSD (and some nice room to go with it) or do you want to go with something cheaper that can still net you some nice performance.

What are you looking for? What do you want? Is it within my budget to do X if I want X?

Also be forewarned, in RAID 0, if your one of your drives fail, your are screwed royally as there is absolutely no data protection built into RAID0. No redundancy.

And if I am coming off as sounding like an I ass, I am sorry. I get snappy when I am tired....

From what I have seen F3s and WD Blacks are monsters. If you get some 1TB F3s and short stock them, you can get near, if not better than SSD speeds at like 1/3 the cost.
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The BEST HD drives for RAID are the Western Digital RE4's:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136697

They are made for RAID. They are faster than the F3's and more reliable. The also cost almost twice the amount of the Samsng. You get what you pay for.

If you RAID two SSD drives you lose trim support. So, unless the drive has really good garbage collection, yo don't want to do that. Besides one good SSD will be faster than any two drives in RAID.

If you are only usinf one drive for your data and that goes bad, you STILL lose all your data. duh! There is just more of a chance of one drive going bad when you start using more than one in a RAID array.
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