well, you must take in consideration of price, storage and usage.
i got my 3 160GB velociraptors for $85 a piece. which is the average price of a new 32GB SSD.
but i needed high sequential writes and large amounts of storage, so a 10K rpm disk was perfect for my situation.
Performance, SSD hands down.
Theres things SSDs offer that HDDs could never achieve, 0.1ms response times for example and burst speeds. The X25-Ms have burst speeds that exceed 2500mb/s vs 335 from a 600GB VelociRaptor.
Just saying that I wanna get something that does all. OS & DATA storage...
In short is 10k HDD 2x raid 0 = 1x SSD???
Most people use an SSD for the OS and commonly used programs and a mechanical HD for the media. An SSD really wont have enough room for your media. Instead of a the VRs take a look at the WD 640 blacks - in raid 0 they have equal or slightly better read/writes. The VRs have slightly better access times but cannot compare tot he 0.1 ms time of an SSD.
Originally Posted by lsudvm
if its for media then you dont need an ssd fo that. also dont want raid 0 since if a drive fails then your data is lost. get a couple of 2 tb drives instead - use for one backup.
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