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My Seagate 7200.12 1 TB drive failed ( was in raid 0 setup ) ... I am going to send it back and in return ill add the difference to get a SSD

I am planning to make a RAID 0 with 4x SSD in the not so distant future but I have to pick my 1st drive now and from what I saw, ssd capacity affects performance ( and I dont understand why )

is OCZ Vertex 2 50 GB Sata 2 model any good ? ( my choices are limited to what is available on this site http://www.pcgarage.ro/ssd/ since the Seagate HDD is from them )
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post #2 of 5
The reason that it effects performance is they use cheaper memory chips on the lower capacity drives. - I would go with the A-data 64GB S599, they are one of the best bang for the $$ (I have 3 of them) - 280 read, 270 write
Edited by appleg33k85 - 4/23/11 at 11:15am
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Instead of raiding 4 ssds, why not just get a single vertex 120 or 240. RAIDIing those SSDs you will lose TRIM support since the raid controller pass the trim command.
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Thank you appleg33k85, I just changed course to buy the A-data 64GB S599 instead

lsudvm there is TRIM support for RAID 0/1 from intel since march last year ( its this driver right here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/deta...&DwnldID=15251 ) and yes I'm aware I dont have a intel board yet but I did mention I'm planning this raid array in the future not with what I have now

I just hope that by the time I get a raid setup going its performance will be similar to the 3rd generation of SSDs
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post #5 of 5
There is TRIM support for single (non-member) drives running in RAID mode. If you add another drive and make an array, you lose TRIM.
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