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Could i RAID 0 three Samsung f3 1tb and achive ssd speeds?

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March 3, 2010 7:49:40 PM

What if I RAID 0ed 3x Samsung f3 1tb? :love: 
Wouldnt it have the same speeds as a good ssd?
And 20x more storage space. At half the price... Just thinking.
Granted, it would use more power, and be really loud, but still... :bounce: 
Plus, the chance of a hdd failing is so little that 3x higher risk of data loss does not really matter either.


What do you think? :) 

March 3, 2010 8:00:12 PM


No, you would still have the access time of a mechanical HD compared to the near instant of a SSD.
March 3, 2010 8:18:47 PM

Yeah, but i am in doubt about that actually. The f3 has right around a 30ms response-time, 0.03seconds. Is that the time it takes it to find every file, or just the time it takes to respond to a command?
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March 4, 2010 12:24:11 PM

If you had 800 HDDs in a proper RAID0 you could match the IOps rate of some SSDs; but not the latency of course:

40.000 IOps / 50 IOps per HDD = 800 HDDs needed for 40.000 IOps.

As you can see, SSDs are pretty fast.
a b G Storage
May 25, 2011 12:18:48 AM

You can't get the performance because IOPS matter so much.

But I get the data speeds with my 3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB RAID0/RAID5 combo.

425MB/s on HDTach across my 300GB (3x100GB) RAID 0 partition. I get 225MB/s across my 1.66GB RAID 5 partition.

But I'm itchin' for an SSD so I can switch my HDDs to fulltime RAID 5.
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