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SSD Boot Drive and Stripping 2 spinning drives?

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August 4, 2011 3:22:18 AM

I am getting a 64GB Crucial M4 SSD. I will use it as my boot drive and use it for all my programs like firefox, MS word, photoshop, etc.

I am not going to be able to put all my games and user data on it so I was planning on getting two drives and stripping them. While I am talking about this what is the best way to stripe two drives? Just use windows?

I was looking at getting two of these for my drive stripping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is that a good drive and is 16MB cache enough?

Thanks for the help,

Dakota
August 4, 2011 4:07:26 PM

Help...is stripping even worth it these days? My SSD wont be able to hold everything and I just want good performance across the board so I thought this would be good.
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August 4, 2011 10:33:40 PM

IMO, stripping mechanical drives for a secondary / storage drive really isn't worth it. You will see some improvement but when running a SSD as primary just not worth it (IMO).

As for the hard drive, I would go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB for the same price. You could get two for 2TB or just use one and save some money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 5, 2011 12:37:28 PM

Stripping of the storage drive? What for? It's a really bad idea.
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