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RAID 0 Speeds SATA3 vs SATA2

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July 14, 2012 6:55:38 AM

Hey guys I was just wondering which would be faster, 4 of these: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... in RAID 0 with a 3Gb/s connection, or 2 of these: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... in RAID 0 with a 6GB/s connection. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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a b G Storage
July 14, 2012 7:11:26 AM

an SSD would be far quicker, why not a small SSD (64gb?) for os and important apps + large hdd for storage (~1-2tb)?

just dont see a point in RAID0 for mechanical drives these days

also even SATA1 speeds are fine for mechanical drives
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a b G Storage
July 14, 2012 7:27:30 AM

Mostly agree with above. The fastest mechanical drives can do faster then 150MB/s, so I would use SATAII if possible. Generally 4 drives on SATA2.0 will be faster then two on 3.0. But an SSD will be a much better idea overall. Avg transfers will be slower, but the seek and randoms will be much faster. This is good for OS drives. I'd use a 128GB drive as 64GB can cramp win7.
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July 14, 2012 5:05:01 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, I had planned to go with an SSD (two of them actually) for, as you said the OS and important apps. I just wanted to squeeze every last ounce of possible power out of my larger drives. I had planned to go with two of these: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... in RAID 0 or possibly 2 120GB SSD's, depending on how much space I need.
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July 14, 2012 5:09:33 PM

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