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ok, so I have been thinking of getting 60-64GB of SSD to run my operating system off of. would it be better to raid two 30GB's or one 60GB drive.

budget $120-130.

also looking for recommendations for good SSDs
 

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what do you mean Overprovisioned?
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SSD Over-Provisioning is a technique used in the design of some flash SSDs. By providing extra memory capacity (which the user can't access) the SSD controller can more easily create pre-erased blocks - ready to be used in the virtual pool.

2 beneficial effects of Over-Provisioning are:
1) faster overall write IOPS, and
2) better reliability

The latter case - is because another use of the extra capacity is to replace bad memory blocks - which occur at both ends of the bathtub curve.
That drive is 13% overprovisioned, which is why out of the 64GB of flash on board, you only get to use ~55.7GB when formatted.
 

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That drive is 13% overprovisioned, which is why out of the 64GB of flash on board, you only get to use ~55.7GB when formatted.
dam thats a good answer, here some more rep.

thanks for the help. I'll be ordering one of those soon!
 

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dam thats a good answer, here some more rep.

thanks for the help. I'll be ordering one of those soon!
Cool. I have 3 of them in RAID 0 (the ADATA branded drives) and I love them.

The Micro Center G2 is $99 right now while the exact same ADATA branded drive is $124 today! (Newegg, Amazon).

One more thing that you should know about the drive, it uses 34nm flash, which is faster and more durable than the 25nm flash used in the newer OCZ SSDs.
 
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