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Crucial 128gb ssd vs wd velociraptor

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January 4, 2010 3:37:00 AM

I am building a gaming/ photo editing PC and having a hard time choosing a drive for my OS and Photoshop. my choices are between:

crucial m225 128gb ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

2x western digital velociraptor raid 0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know many would say the ssd is the obvious choice however i feel a little intimidated by the TRIM command issues i have been reading about. my budget for this drive is 400-450. should i choose the ssd or the raid 0 hdd setup?. please help. i am ready to buy as soon as i get help choosing. btw, i will take any other suggestions if neither of these options are suitable. I really appreciate the help.

my "core" system
core i7 860
asus p7p55d-e deluxe
kingston hyper-x 4gb 1600 ddr3
xfx 5850 BE
January 5, 2010 9:28:46 PM

I picked up 2 velociraptors and put them in raid 0. Random access time is a little wanting but they are still very fast. There is a guy selling the 80GB VR server pulls on ebay for 80 bucks per. I got them and they fly.

I'll wait to SSD's settle down a bit.
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January 6, 2010 12:00:44 AM

Well if database access is your goal, twin Raptors will help.....will also give quick boot times and help for video editing and 3 D modeling with huge page file needs. But other than that, RAID has little to offer.

If I buying today, this would be a good choice....watch for OCZ's new vertex2 drives which have replaced the G2 as top dog .... should be hitting stores any day.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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