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RAID 5 vs SSD raid

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December 1, 2010 8:15:44 AM

Hi,

I have two samsung F3 1Tb drives allready and i want to upgrade either to RADI 5 by purchasing another 2 and run 4x 1TB or go for the 2 x Corsair SSD's 40GB in RAID 0. I wonder if the performance provided by the SSD's would be much higher than the RAID5 configuration keeping in mind the redundancy offered and also the storage space.

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December 1, 2010 1:27:20 PM

As far as I've read, SSDs kill mechanical drives in RAID, unless you had a huge device like a SAN.

I don't have the specific numbers, but you could check out normal benchmarks and check out the SSD bench at anandtech....should make it clear that the SSDs are a much speedier option.

On a side note, you do know that in RAID 0, if one of the drives fails, you'll lose the entire array. It provides greater performance, but sacrifices this security/redundancy.

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