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Fastest Setup??

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August 17, 2010 2:14:35 PM

Hi guys.

I'm looking for fast setup!

  • I have (2) WD VelociRaptor 300GB Drives
  • Thinking about getting (1) SSD 64 gig & running OS off it.

    Can I run all 3 in a RAID 0 array - and would this be suggested?

    Do you recommend a Raid Controller?

    Thanks.


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    Intel i7 920 CPU
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    Thermaltake VH6000BWS Armor+ Full-Tower
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W PSU
    Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB
    LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA
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    a b G Storage
    August 17, 2010 2:39:22 PM

    pretty sure for raid 0 with those drives, you would only use 64GB of the raptors. I'd suggest that the SSD (if you get one of the new ones) will give you a lot of speed. Is there something specific you are dealing with that is slow, or you just want "fast"?
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    August 17, 2010 2:48:11 PM

    Awesome thanks for the reply.

    Video editing and Media (After Effects & Maya) + gaming and such.

    Well the SDD speed I hear is awesome when running the OS on it, and I figured my programs and games would do well with the raptors.

    I'm thinking I'll use an SSD as non-raid with OS, and (2) raptors in Raid-0 would be great. Though I've never owned an SSD so all this is hypothetical lol.

    I wonder if I'd see an improvement with the SSD...
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    a b G Storage
    August 17, 2010 5:04:07 PM

    take a look at this review, and where the raptor 600gb compares to various SSDs:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD/65

    for some benchmarks, it isn't even close. For a few, the raptor beats some of the slower SSDs. Of course, you have quite a bit more room on the raptors than the SSD, and for video that could be an issue.

    Raptors in raid 0 should be very nice (no redundancy, make sure you back up elsewhere though)
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