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HDD RAID vs. SDD Single

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Anonymous
January 20, 2011 1:47:21 AM

Hey everyone,

I was curious if anyone knew which was faster?

A single SDD (probably an OCZ Agility 2)

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2 HDD SATA IIs in a RAID 0 configuration? (Probably 2 Western Digital Blacks)

Thank you.

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Anonymous
January 20, 2011 1:55:45 AM

Perhaps I should clarify that the Western Digitals would be 7200RPM SATAII NCQ drives. The Black series.

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a c 107 G Storage
January 20, 2011 2:40:50 AM
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A single SSD will destroy any mechanical drives in RAID.
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Anonymous
January 20, 2011 2:54:54 AM

anort3 said:
A single SSD will destroy any mechanical drives in RAID.

I appreciate the reply. Basically what Im doing is I'm setting up a RAID in a new Mac Pro for the purposes of video editing. That being said if money is no issue, I'm simply better off with SSDs then I am a HDD RAID. And considering an Apple RAID card is near 700$ for the card ALONE, it almost makes more fiscal sense as well :p 
a c 107 G Storage
January 20, 2011 2:57:42 AM

New SSDs were just released at CES I believe but the Crucial C300, OCZ Vertex 2 and GSkill Phoenix pro were the fastest. Not sure about the brand new stuff.
Anonymous
January 20, 2011 3:05:01 AM

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Anonymous
January 20, 2011 3:05:49 AM

anort3 said:
New SSDs were just released at CES I believe but the Crucial C300, OCZ Vertex 2 and GSkill Phoenix pro were the fastest. Not sure about the brand new stuff.

I read somewhere that SSDs in a RAID can become saturated. Have you any experience with this? Am I better off having non-RAID SSDs? Or will SSDs in a RAID increase in performance?

a c 107 G Storage
January 20, 2011 3:09:20 AM

I am not that familiar with Apple and how they handle SSDs. Windows 7 has TRIM support that makes the drive last longer than if it was in RAID. RAID will still increase performance but at a cost of lifespan.

You need a Mac guy and that I am not lol , sorry.
February 23, 2012 11:10:06 PM

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