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Vertex 2 Raid 0 or Corsair Force Raid 0

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  • SSD
  • NAS / RAID
  • Vertex
  • Corsair Force
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Last response: in Storage
April 15, 2011 9:54:04 PM

I have finally decided to upgrade my 3 74gb raptors in raid 0 for a SSD raid. I have my choice narrowed down to either Vertex 2 or corsair force series. From what I can tell from specs both drives offer 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write and both list at 50k IOPs. Im either going to do 2 Corsair F90's or 2 Vertex 2 90GB drives. Anyone have any opinions on which setup I should go with. There both pretty much the same price the corsair are $179(CAN) each and the vertex 2 are $175(CAN) each. Thanks for any advice or suggestions you may have.

And my current system specs:
I7 860 @3.6ghz
8GB 1600Mhz ddr ram
OS Drive 3x 74GB raptors RAID 0
Backup drive 320GB Seagate
Sapphire 5870 Toxic
Maximus III Formula motherboard

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April 15, 2011 10:03:35 PM

Doesnt these two drives both use the SandForce controller?

Then the discs are pretty like!
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April 15, 2011 10:09:00 PM

Yes they both use sandforce but Ive heard one uses sandforce 1200 and the other uses 1222 sandforce and im not sure which uses which and what the difference is
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April 15, 2011 10:21:53 PM

thanks
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April 15, 2011 10:22:54 PM

Best answer selected by mpavao81.
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April 15, 2011 11:35:47 PM

The force's may still be using 34nm nand so they would be faster but Tecmo is right about bugs, and from a compatibility standpoint.. V2 has newer firmware fixes.

Be sure you have the newest 1.32 version before using sleeps though. In fact with a PC, I would just stay away from sleep transitions altogether as that will avoid any of the little Sandforce bugs for the few systems that still suffer from it.
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