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I Been making some extra cash and i first thought about building another pc and it being a sandy setup but now im kinda thinking of just adding a ssd to my pc. Hows the raid work on ssd i was thinking getting 2 96gigs or 2 120/128 gig ones and raid 0 them. Also how fast are the hybrid drives like this one and do they work in raid 0 ?

Drives iv found that look to be priced decent


Amazon.com: Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1: Electronics Amazon.com: Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1: Electronics


Amazon.com: Lexar Media Inc Crucial 128 GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive CT128M4SSD2: Electronics Amazon.com: Lexar Media Inc Crucial 128 GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive CT128M4SSD2: Electronics


Amazon.com: OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G: Electronics Amazon.com: OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G: Electronics
 

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I Been making some extra cash and i first thought about building another pc and it being a sandy setup but now im kinda thinking of just adding a ssd to my pc. Hows the raid work on ssd i was thinking getting 2 96gigs or 2 120/128 gig ones and raid 0 them.

That, sounds really good to me - I don't know RAID so well (Other than that it's just an redundant array of Inexpensive Disks, and that it sort of transforms two + HD's Into one Readable HD through windows (Meaning you don't have D:, E:, And F: HD's - Only C:, and Your Optical Drive(s).

I Could kill for an SSD JUST For my Games, since I don't give a crap about how fast windows Boots, although It would be a nice feature to turn on PC (wait ten seconds) and boom, your in winders 7.
 

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Yea im using a raid 0 on 3 320s right now but it seems i got a bad drive cause it can lag real bad sometimes.
 

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I know what 96Gigs you are considering... Those would be Kingston V+100 right?
Raid 0 works fine with SSDs as long as you use drives which have garbage collection.
Otherwise you would lose TRIM which would cause the SSD to become slower and slower in write speed. The 96Gigs you are considering do have GC but they are particularly slow on random reads unless the QD is large. For a typical OS drive that would not be good and RAIDing it using an onboard software RAID does not scale this performance unfortunately.
What 120/128G were you considering?
 

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I havet picked any out yet just looking at them on amazon to find the best priced ones under 250 bucks per ssd or maybe a 256gig for around 500 max.
 

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Yea im using a raid 0 on 3 320s right now but it seems i got a bad drive cause it can lag real bad sometimes.

Oh man, that's not good - Well, get a OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD (I hear those things are good, but I'm not Trolling SSD's like a Hawk. I just use a Little 320GB SATA II HD, and MAN, I can LAG... I Know a Dual-core @ 4Ghz and 4GB's RAM With a HD 4870 should perform much better than getting 35FPS Avg with max settings... Oh man, that means I have to save for an SSD Now (*facepunch*).
 

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why not just get 2x 60s/64s?
most of the time ur not even going to use that much. (videos and heavy stuff on a hard drive)

i look more into the IOPS more then anything.
 

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yea my raid is wierd it loads games fast but if i copy somthing from my raid to my other pc it can lag my pc so bad its hard to use it never did that befor. Iv formated and rebuilt the raid, tried new cables and differt sata slots so im guessing 1 or more hardrives is having some kind of issue.

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why not just get 2x 60s/64s?
most of the time ur not even going to use that much. (videos and heavy stuff on a hard drive)

i look more into the IOPS more then anything.

Id like to get atleast 256gigs so i can install games to it.
 

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why not just get 2x 60s/64s?
most of the time ur not even going to use that much. (videos and heavy stuff on a hard drive)

i look more into the IOPS more then anything.

Well, I'm pretty sure He likes to play a butt load of games on an i7, so Getting a good amount of SSD Space is crucial, especially if you use them for games only (because most games nowadays use 10GB's +, and if you play more than 10 games @ 10GB's +, There goes all of your SSD Space
 

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yea my raid is wierd it loads games fast but if i copy somthing from my raid to my other pc it can lag my pc so bad its hard to use it never did that befor. Iv formated and rebuilt the raid, tried new cables and differt sata slots so im guessing 1 or more hardrives is having some kind of issue.

Id like to get atleast 256gigs so i can install games to it.

Run a ChkDsk on each of them - that will solve your issue then.
 

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Run a ChkDsk on each of them - that will solve your issue then.

Thats the wierd part all drives been checked lol no errors at all smart says they are good also.
 

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Pretty easy. Don't RAID SSDs, you won't see a big difference in performance, apart from benchmarks. You will also lose TRIM. Conclusion: get one bigger SSD drive and enjoy. I recommend Crucial SSDs.
 

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Pretty easy. Don't RAID SSDs, you won't see a big difference in performance, apart from benchmarks. You will also lose TRIM. Conclusion: get one bigger SSD drive and enjoy. I recommend Crucial SSDs.

Crucial and OCZ Seem to be the best out there - I think I'll be aiming for a 32GB SSD (Since I only play BF:BC2, and Will be playing BF3.) But, If they've got a bigger SSD For a cheap price that I can afford in time (I'm only 14, so bear with me on BUY BIG BUY EXPENSIVE, because I sure CANNOT! Do that)
 

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Im not even sure a ssd would be worth it over say one the the faster samsung drives that perform really good in raid 0. The f4 drives are suppose to be really fast can almost keep up with a ssd from the reviews i saw months ago.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152244
 

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Im not even sure a ssd would be worth it over say one the the faster samsung drives that perform really good in raid 0.

Raid doesn't help access times, so what you're using it for dictates whether or not it's worth it. If you're a video editor maybe, but there are a lot of myths regarding raid. I think too many people see an HDTach graph and get excited and have no idea what they're actually looking at
 

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SSD for OS, HDD for games. F3/Black/Barracuda, etc. Save money getting a smaller SSD (40-64Gb) and splurge on a few 1Tb drives for RAID 0, plus another for backups (at least this is my plan).
 

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Lol i been using raid for a few years and up till last few months when my raid slowed down i loved it cause i could hammer my pc and it never felt laggy when copying files and stuff.
 
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