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October 23, 2011 1:17:50 AM

Hello Everyone,


What are the major differences between these two..?

Are these a good fit for the Asus Rampage III Extreme?



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks again
October 24, 2011 1:12:56 AM

If you are not running a critical enterprise system, consider buying one from eBay. I've purchased several LSI 8708EM2's from eBay and have been thrilled with them. Have been running on of the cards for well over 3 years without a problem.
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October 25, 2011 12:50:52 AM

Thanks again for your prompt response.

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October 25, 2011 12:58:59 AM

Would like to set up a Raid 0.

Do i have to have the same exact hard drive specs to get this accomplish?

Thanks

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October 25, 2011 11:21:58 PM

Although it typically works when hdds are different, it is recommended to have identical models. I've never read a manufacturer advocating the use of different disks in the same lun/array. Personally, I've been very happy with Samsung's Spinpoint F3R drives. I have 4 in my workstation and 12 in my ESXI machine.
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October 26, 2011 2:27:39 AM

Hello staats,

I have two Kingston Hyper SSD 120GB and considering setting up these in RAID 0.

What are the average speeds for the SSD and set up mentioned above running a Raid Controller?.

Thanks again for your prompt response.


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October 26, 2011 2:29:08 AM

Hello GhislainG,

I have two Kingston Hyper SSD 120GB and considering setting up these in RAID 0.

What are the average speeds for the SSD and set up mentioned above in conjunction with a Raid Controller?.

Thanks again for your prompt response.


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October 26, 2011 2:32:33 AM

Hello Again,

My current set up has a single KINGSTON HYPER SSD 120GB running under the AHCI mode with an average speeds of read and write of 400 connected to a SATA II controller.

Your feedback is very much appreciated.

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October 26, 2011 2:48:03 AM

My current set up has a single KINGSTON HYPER SSD 120GB running under the AHCI mode with an average speeds of read and write of 400 connected to a SATA II controller.

Your feedback is very much appreciated.
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October 26, 2011 11:20:57 AM

lumiere said:
Hello GhislainG,

I have two Kingston Hyper SSD 120GB and considering setting up these in RAID 0.

What are the average speeds for the SSD and set up mentioned above in conjunction with a Raid Controller?.

Thanks again for your prompt response.

Transfer rates will increase, but unless you absolutely need the additional performance, why spend so much money on a controller? Do you absolutely need to RAID them? I would probbaly buy a larger SSD instead of 2 smaller units and a controller.
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October 26, 2011 3:10:03 PM

My current Set Up:

Asus Rampage III Extreme
KINGSTON HYPER 120GB
NVIDIA 570
i-970 PROCESSOR
24 GB RAM MEMORY
CORSAIR 1200

Considering the RAID Set up mostly because i need a set up to be more responsive and fast enough while working with large Picture & Video Files?.

The current set up mentioned above based on my experience is just not responsive enough when working with AutoCad, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.

Thanks again for your prompt response.

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October 26, 2011 3:30:18 PM

By Buying a larger SSD will increase peformance when working with large Picture & Video Files also Autocad, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop CS5.5 i need these to be more responsive?.

As always your feedback is very much appreciated.

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October 26, 2011 3:49:41 PM

Most people would be happy with such a system, but performance never seems to be good enough. A RAID 0 with several SSDs (the more the better) can't be beat. If you'll install 2 SSDs, why not use the two SATA III ports? That should be almost as fast as a RAID controller.
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October 26, 2011 5:10:24 PM

Sadly the SATA III ports on the Asus Rampage III Extreme are below average since the lack for the latest Marvell drivers for this controller are not available as we speak & the biggest reason why chose not to use the SATA III on this motherboard.

The previous set up was using a SATA III ( AHCI ) with a single SSD 120GB drive with the highest score being no more than ( 450 ) read and write.

Under SATA II ( AHCI ) using the same SSD is providing the same exact speeds mentioned above.

I have not set up a RAID system using this motherboard. Is it really worth the improvement if choose to go this way?

Thanks again for your prompt response.

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October 26, 2011 5:17:50 PM

If using the SATA III port & RAID 0 system with this motherboard in terms of performance and responsiveness will i be able to double the average speeds based on my current set up?.

What are the average speeds using a SATA III port RAID 0 setup suing this motherboard?

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October 26, 2011 9:04:57 PM

You'll almost double the transfer rates, but everything else will be the same. The speed will be whatever the port allows or the maximum that the SSD can achieve. If it was 450 with one SSD, then it should be close to 900 with two (presuming that there's no bottleneck somewhere else).
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October 27, 2011 12:10:57 AM

Hello again

Is it possible to set up a ( RAID 0 ) with four identical SSD 120GB using the Asus Rampage III Extreme or do i need a Raid Controller to make this happen?.


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October 27, 2011 2:55:14 AM

You'd have to use the ICH10R which provides SATA II ports, but fast SSD drives have a transfer rate that exceeds 3 Gbits/s. If speed is of ultimate importance, then get a good RAID controller. Have you read this review? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sas-6gb-raid-contro... You should check SSD results.
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November 3, 2011 12:37:39 AM

Great Review thanks for sharing.



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