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03-24-2012 03:11 PM
Kai` No point RAID'ing SSDs, real world performance won't be that noticeable from a single SSD (there was an article on anandtech somewhere). Just get another HDD.
03-21-2012 06:27 AM
sloppyjoe123 No need for raid imo.

The only Raid I will ever see myself using is Raid 5. But it needs a dedicated Raid card IIRC.

Are your data important? If so, then RAID 1 is nice for good backup. Though it sucks to hav half the storage you pay for.

Raid 0, if speed is all you care about. And dont mind risking your data. Though really, if you hav your programs installed on your SSD and only storage on your HDD, you dont need Raid 0.
03-21-2012 04:06 AM
i5Phreak what raid would you recommend .... 0+1 for redundancy maybe ?

and raid is another way for you to store files across an array of hard drives

03-21-2012 04:00 AM
sloppyjoe123 MY recommendation is not to run Raid 0 on SSDs, if you are using a fast drive like the Crucial M4, there really is no point in Raid 0 those drives, as you already have plenty of drives and you are just increasing the probability of either of those drives crashing, causing the entire system to crash. Plus, if you run Raid 0, you lose TRIM support which is an important feature in SSDs.

I say get a fast SSD, you Agility 3 is good enough. Then just add storage to it.
03-21-2012 03:54 AM
snipekill2445 lol, I actually have no idea what raid is tongue.gif I've heard it alot, but isn't it basically making the drives run faster? If so, and you have enough speed I'd say go for it, get another SSD. Can't hurt can it.
03-21-2012 03:38 AM
i5Phreak just to add i also have a 500 gb and a 750 gb external drives for my media center files ... so space really isnt an issue also what is everyones take on raid setups ... i was thinking raid 0 for the 2 ssd then add the 500 to it any comments let me know im really at a standstill
03-21-2012 03:33 AM
snipekill2445 Personally I'd get another 500GB drive. Speed it all good and well, until you run out of space. I have a 500gb and was surprised that it only took me a couple of months to fill. Now I'm actually looking at getting a 2TB hard drive.

But if you know you won't need the space for a year or so, I'd say get an SSD. But in the future they will of coarse be cheaper sooo..

I say get a HDD now, and a SSD in the future thumb.gif Hope that helps mate biggrin.gif
03-21-2012 12:44 AM
i5Phreak so guys i got anouther one for u ... i have 120 on my pay pal and was wondering if anyone had any 500 gb hdd for sale of if i should just get a matching 60 gb ssd and raid them i also have a internal 500 gb hhd ...


what should i do i have 2 options

1. get a 500 gb hhd so i would have 2 500 gb hhd and use them in a raid 0 then use the 60 gb ssd for a cashe drive

2. get 2 60 gb ssd raid 0 then use 500 for storage

what is everones input on this matter ? i could really use the help in stuck

03-20-2012 04:40 AM
snipekill2445 ^^This, just take it slow, and focus on the Processor first. You really wont see much improvement in System performance when overclocking Ram.

And I've also go a Gigabyte board, a 990FXA-UD3 and my manual said to put my Ram into slots 2 and 4. But I'm sure it can't be that important.
03-20-2012 03:14 AM
sloppyjoe123 I recommend taking it bit by bit. Overclock your CPU, before touching your RAM.

No point cramming everything into your head before even taking the first step.

For the 4Gb RAM part, make sure you installed 64-bit Windows 7, and also check your manual that you installed the RAM corerctly. And make sure that the memory stress test that you are running isn't set to cap at 4Gb.

Install CPU-Z, and check if the RAM is detected.
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