so, i was considering getting a bunch of 160gb hard drives, or 80 gbs and making a raid0 for performance...just a little bit more for 1/4 the storage, but 4 of these would COOK for performance man. what do you all think...here are the drives
but two input/output channels vs 4 would not keep up right? these are also ssd...totally faster than any spinning device for read/write speeds...raid will be secure on a raid 1 no matter how many drives it is setup on..i think a 0+1 would be better though for performance/reliability..i was going all out performance only though.
Random writes are the general downfall of the MLC drives using the Jmicron controller. Although with 4 or 5 drives in an array you wouldnt notice it, heck i dont think you would notice it much with a single drive unless you were going alot of random writes.
If you have the money go for it i dont think youll be looking back, i would suggest if you are shelling out the dough from these to get a decent hardware raid controller though.