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Setting up a SSD system drive with RAID 1 mirrored HD's

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April 4, 2012 4:43:04 AM

Need both speed and data redundancy to protect client files. My question is what's the best combination of 6gbs SATA and 3gbs SATA connetors to set up the following. I do a lot of heavy Photoshop and video editing so I'd like the HD to be on 6gbs connectors because they will act as my scratch disk.

What I have to set up my system is a Asus P8Z68-V Pro/gen3, crucial 128gb SSD 6gbs, two WD 1tb green 6bgs HD and a blueray DVD burner. What I was thinking of doing was using the Asus 6gbs connectors for the SSD then 1 of the 3gbs connectors for the DVD burner. What I'd like advice on is should I use the 6 gbs Marvell connectors for the raid 1 mirrored HD's or should I get a new 6gbs card to plug them into or just use the 3gbs connectors.
April 4, 2012 4:50:12 AM

Wont make a lick of difference on today's hard drives as far as performance with 6g versus 3g connections. Put them where the RAID will support them and they will fit. Other than that, it isnt a concern for todays hard drives. The hard drive is still much slower than even 3g.
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April 4, 2012 4:55:14 AM

Riffero70 said:
What I'd like advice on is should I use the 6 gbs Marvell connectors for the raid 1 mirrored HD's or should I get a new 6gbs card to plug them into or just use the 3gbs connectors.



The 2 HDDs on the Marvell ports in RAID-1 is ok. The drives cannot spin fast enough to saturate the ports so you will suffer no loss in performance.
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April 5, 2012 4:46:31 AM

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