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Ok here is my 2x Samsung F3 1TB, now in RAID0:



As expected throughput is about twice as fast, access time is a smidge slower though. This is fine with me as they are storage, not an OS drive.
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Currently I use a 1TB F3 Spinpoint drive(only one) in my sig rig, for about a week I had an OCZ vertex2 60GB boot drive and used the F3 for page file, vram,everthing else. When the drive was working right it was just stupid fast! The drive I had only held close to advertised speed for about 2 days or so then lost speed pretty fast, followed by data loss/curroption lol. I would recomend that combo to anyone, the drive I got was just a bogus one, OCZ rocked on helping get it sorted out..i just needed the comp working ASAP and coulding reinstall blah blah blah.

I am planing a i5 2500k build soon, and am thinking about using OCZ Vertez2 128gb boot drive and Raid0 short stroked F3's for programs maby a F4 2TB for media
I think right now, if you can spare the change for the above SSD/HDD set up, would be about perfect, if you have the extra cash, get a faster SSD like the C300 and it would be a 10/10 imo.
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Okay.....

Here's my two F3's in RAID0, short stroked to 100GB (please note this was on an AMD SB600 setup, my ICH10R is likely faster):


A SSD is a LOT faster due to having literally no access time. I've experienced a 60GB Vertex 2, versus my F3's...and it was the same difference as going single drive to RAID0 short stroked. It's literally a night and day difference.

Seriously, get the SSD for your boot and main apps. You won't regret it. The "best" (in my opinion) drive setup would be a 60-120GB SSD, two fast mechanical drives in RAID0 (for games), and then 2 slower drives in a RAID1 for storage, plus an external backup for the RAID1. My personal setup is almost there, just missing the SSD now for me.

So, if at all possible, get 2 F3's plus the SSD. If you can't, then one F3 and the SSD would be plenty fast too. Just make sure you have a backup solution handy in any event.
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
Currently I use a 1TB F3 Spinpoint drive(only one) in my sig rig, for about a week I had an OCZ vertex2 60GB boot drive and used the F3 for page file, vram,everthing else. When the drive was working right it was just stupid fast! The drive I had only held close to advertised speed for about 2 days or so then lost speed pretty fast, followed by data loss/curroption lol. I would recomend that combo to anyone, the drive I got was just a bogus one, OCZ rocked on helping get it sorted out..i just needed the comp working ASAP and coulding reinstall blah blah blah.

I am planing a i5 2500k build soon, and am thinking about using OCZ Vertez2 128gb boot drive and Raid0 short stroked F3's for programs maby a F4 2TB for media
I think right now, if you can spare the change for the above SSD/HDD set up, would be about perfect, if you have the extra cash, get a faster SSD like the C300 and it would be a 10/10 imo.
is the c300 really better than the vertex 2?? i know c300 64gb has like 75mb/s write speed and abt the same read speed as the vertex 2, the only difference i saw was that c300 is using 6GB/s sata cable.
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Although you're right that an SSD will flat out pwn mechanical drives in access times, mechanical drives can do better than 8ms. I get 7.1ms with a WD VelociRaptor 300GB.



I wonder what a pair of these would do short-stroked and in RAID0? I only wonder out of pure curiosity, I don't think that short stroking is the way to go in any circumstance. If you can sacrifice all that space short stroking you might as well have an SSD.
Well I was mostly comparing to the large storage mechanical drives that people use against SSDs. Raptors approach SSD in price/capacity (10k rpm, and I believe factory short stroke, though I can't recall for sure).

Standard drives are something like 5¢ / GB, Raptors are like 50¢/GB, SSDs are between $1 - $2/GB now (depending on quality). While yes the raptor can shave ~1ms off, it does so at 10x the price, so I didn't really see that as a fair comparison.
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is the c300 really better than the vertex 2?? i know c300 64gb has like 75mb/s write speed and abt the same read speed as the vertex 2, the only difference i saw was that c300 is using 6GB/s sata cable.
Yes it is a better drive. Dont get me wrong the OCZ Vertex2 is nice, OCZ rocked on comstomer service, but the C300 64gb is a much better drive imo. I'm on the fence as to weather i will be using vetex2 or c300 in my SB build most likey the c300 becouse its much faster than vetex2, but the vertex 2 is cheap!
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Yes it is a better drive. Dont get me wrong the OCZ Vertex2 is nice, OCZ rocked on comstomer service, but the C300 128gb is a much better drive imo. I'm on the fence as to weather i will be using vetex2 or c300 in my SB build most likey the c300 becouse its much faster than vetex2, but the vertex 2 is cheap!
not the c300 128GB but the c300 64GB, and can u tell me what is better about it??
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From my understanding, C300 is the fastest of the low GB SSD's(read/random accsess), Backed by suprior customer service, and I have seen more OCZ drive problem/fail threads compaired to C300. C300 is also Sata III. However, I dought the performance gain will be a "ZOMG i cant belive i was going to use a OCZ drive!! yowzaaa this C300 is stupid fast to that slow drive!!!". Unless your into benchmarks and such, OCZ will perform great, but C300 is faster and only like 20 bucks more or somthing like that on the egg.

EDIT:C300 has 64 and 128GB versions. I speaking about the 64GB, sorry if I was confuising on wtich drive I was talking about
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