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Check this out, 3 Intel x25m's in Raid 0

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December 27, 2011 6:34:20 PM



Ok so at the moment I have 3 1st Generation Intel SSD's (X25m 80Gb) in Raid 0 configuration. I selected the 1st generation drives because they don't support Trim, and that makes them less desirable, and cheaper. So 240Gb of SSD storage cost me around $300. You can't Trim in Raid, so what.

My MB supports SATA 3. So looking at my bench scores, is there any compeling argument to switch up to a nice SATA 3 240Gb drive in ACHI. Note; my read speeds are are faster in sequencial than anything in a stand alone drive out there. But I'm not sure which read speads are the most important. My writes all suck

I'm thinking about switching up to the new Samsung drive.

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

The primary focus of my rig is gaming, pictures and generaly fast computing. What do you guys and gals think?

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a b G Storage
December 27, 2011 6:39:47 PM

Who cares how fast it is? your not doing anything that really needs a fast drive.
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December 27, 2011 6:51:09 PM

"Need" is a pretty strong word isn't it. As in "I need medical care" or healthy food, clean water and air, a job so on and so forth. No, I don't need anything faster, I want faster and better. The only thing I need is to not get bored, so I have a hobby, and that is this stuff, computers.

So back to the question at hand. Is it dumb or smart to switch up drives?
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a b G Storage
December 27, 2011 7:00:43 PM

You can always look at it as an educational exercise. If it is your hobby, who cares if it is dumb or smart?
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