Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Raid 0 or No?

Tags:
Last response: in Systems
Share
May 20, 2014 3:37:15 PM

Im having this system built as we speak, my specs are as follows. My question is... should I go with all ssd or a mix of ssd and hhd? Should I have them Raid 0, and how many? I am not concerned with data loss as it will be used primarily for gaming.

Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 4960X 3.6GHz (Six-Core) (Extreme Performance)
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition X79 (Intel X79 Chipset)
System Memory: 64GB DDR3 2400MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair Pro Platinum Series with Corsair Link Expansion Bay: Dual Solid State Hard Drive Hot Swap Bay
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer Storage Set 1: 2x SSD (512GB Samsung 840 PRO)
Storage Set 2: 2x SSD (512GB Samsung 840 PRO)
Storage Set 3: 2x SSD (512GB Samsung 840 PRO)

RAID Card: LSI MegaRAID Internal 9260-4i (Up to 4 Drives) (SATA/SAS) (6Gb/s) (PCI-E 2.0) (512MB Memory)
Graphics Card(s): 3x SLI Triple (NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black 6GB (Includes PhysX)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Zx Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux Copper: (Video Cards + CPU + Chipset)

Corsair Airflow Performance Edition Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-Bit Edition)

More about : raid

May 20, 2014 3:43:58 PM

personally I always do a mix...higher storage capacity with the hdd and faster performance for the ssd's. I like having both options available.

edit: I don't do raid 0's anymore...with ssd's there is no longer a real benefit imo, and it is easier to not have to deal with the possible complications (which i have experienced btw).
m
0
l

Best solution

May 20, 2014 3:46:42 PM

RAID is generally not worth it unless you have some very specific use case that you just have to have it. RAID SSD's benchmark well but the real world performance just isn't there. If you are using it for gaming you are probably better off with just a couple of the 512GB SSD's and leave it at that. Possibly even just a 256GB one for your OS and Apps, and install all your games on a second one. Possibly have a dedicated third drive of some sort if you want to do recordings of your games to ensure that each drive serves a purpose without interfering with the other drives.

If it's really a gaming rig there is really no need whatsoever for that RAID controller. It's a severe waste of cash.
Share
Related resources
May 20, 2014 3:57:24 PM

senkasaw said:
personally I always do a mix...higher storage capacity with the hdd and faster performance for the ssd's. I like having both options available.

edit: I don't do raid 0's anymore...with ssd's there is no longer a real benefit imo, and it is easier to not have to deal with the possible complications (which i have experienced btw).


m
0
l
May 20, 2014 3:59:05 PM

Ok thank you. I have heard a lot of ups and downs with raid. The less risk the better.
m
0
l
May 20, 2014 3:59:59 PM

Traciatim said:
RAID is generally not worth it unless you have some very specific use case that you just have to have it. RAID SSD's benchmark well but the real world performance just isn't there. If you are using it for gaming you are probably better off with just a couple of the 512GB SSD's and leave it at that. Possibly even just a 256GB one for your OS and Apps, and install all your games on a second one. Possibly have a dedicated third drive of some sort if you want to do recordings of your games to ensure that each drive serves a purpose without interfering with the other drives.

If it's really a gaming rig there is really no need whatsoever for that RAID controller. It's a severe waste of cash.


m
0
l
May 20, 2014 4:01:35 PM

Thank you, so do away with the controller and keep pretty much they set up I have?
m
0
l
May 20, 2014 4:02:37 PM

that whole rig is a sever waste of cash for gaming. for the next few years most games are gonna be dev'd for the consoles but even the best pc dev'd games wont need anywhere near the potential performance of the 4960x and 3 titans.
at the very most your looking at a 4770k and a single titan and 8 gigs of ram for any game coming in the next 2 years to get 30-60 fps max settings. 2 titans will push you over the 60fps minimum
as for the multiple ssd's 2 is more than enough as a single 840 will almost max out a sata 3 connection so 2 in raid0 will be as much as your board can handle. so if you want more storage over and above that you may as well go for hdd's.
no kidding mate your gonna be spending about 5k and about 3k of it will be sitting idle even when you max out the latest and greatest..
m
0
l
May 20, 2014 5:38:59 PM

Scrappyz said:
Thank you, so do away with the controller and keep pretty much they set up I have?


If you don't know why you are buying the titans other than gaming, you really want 780ti's.

Tri-SLI doens't scale well in most games, sometimes even hurting performance over dual SLI. So unless you are gaming at very insane resolutions there isn't much point to it.

That much RAM is a complete waste unless you have some specific use for it. 8GB is plenty for gaming. 16GB if you want to go for a little overkill.

There is so much wasted money in this machine I pretty much assume this is just a troll post.
m
0
l
!