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4 16g SSD vs 2 300g velociraptor in raid 0????

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January 30, 2009 4:05:07 PM

I was wondering what would be better multimedia editing: 4 16gig SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or 2 300gig velociraptors in a raid 0 configeration?

My current setup is a M3A79-T, 4 gigs of ddr2 1066, PII 940, 2 4830 crossfire on a 700watt ocz power supply.

The SSD are $70 a piece and a velociraptor is $220.
February 2, 2009 11:04:09 AM

I thought that I would at least a "OMG look at this". Thanks for the help guys.
February 4, 2009 10:09:45 AM

Thanks guys! I knew I could count on ya'll to have some type of an answer. Five days now NO ANSWER!!!!!!!
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February 4, 2009 11:46:41 AM

I wouldnt really be able to comment on the performance of those SSDs. I havent heard of that brand before. If you get a SSD (or in your case more than one) you should get a quality one. Intel is the best, but also the most expensive. OCZ and Patriot also seem to make decent ones. If you have the money for 2 raptors i would get 2 64GB SSDs from Patriot or OCZ, or even raid two intel 80GB drives.

Here's a link to a review on the patriot drives. It has some data about raiding them.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xrGW6vbfqH0
February 4, 2009 6:24:52 PM

Thanks man!!! Now thats what I'm talking about!!!! Thanks for the info!!!
February 10, 2009 6:34:59 PM

ok, i've been looking into raid 0 with ssd's and i gotta say, 4 ssd'd will give give you the best performance by quite a way!, as you increase the no. of drives in a raid array using ssd's the speed of read/write operations will be multiplied by the number of drives, so 1 ssd = say 100mb/s read 80mb/s write, 2 will be 200m/sb read 160mb/s write and so on (assuming your using all identical drives) so using 4 in raid 0 you should achieve somewhere around 400mb/s read and 320mb/s write, blowing the velociraptors out of the water in terms of performance...go ssd my friend, oh and if your curious how far this keep going i suggest having a look at this page..

http://www.nextlevelhardware.com/storage/battleship/

im getting 2 of these in the next month and maybe one or two more to see what i can get hehe
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