I know this has been asked a million times before probably, but I am curious to what the opinions are of some of you that have debated this situation. My friend asked me if I would help him pick out a good raid configuration. So first I asked him his budget. He was talking around $150-175 price range. With this I think I could get him a couple WD Caviar 320GB Blue's/Blacks and raid them.
He already has a few 200GB drives in his PC now that I think could be used for stroage and with that thought, what kind of SSD could I get that would perform just as well as those 2 in a RAID 0 Config? Who makes the best SSD drives in that price range and what would be the size of the drive?
I haven't done much research on SSD's really, hence why I am here asking you professionals. Thanks guys, and I won't let the help go unnoticed.
If having the most overall room is important, then a Corsair M64 (64GB). However if performance is more important, then an OCZ Vertex 30GB. That kind of price range is a little tough for a large AND fast ssd
The best performance would be a Vertex or similar drive, just used for OS.
If he needs/wants more than 30GB though, he would be best looking for 2 1TB Samsung F3s, providing he has an onboard controller. RAIDed & short-stroked they provide the best performance & value of any current HDDs.
If he has to buy a new mobo or controller then the SSD is the only way to get any kind of performance as the mechanical path will be over budget by a long way.
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