I need to build a system for a customer of mine, that requires 1GBs of Sequential Write speeds as he needs to work with Uncompressed Video.
Unfortunately price & is a factor too...price for whole system max 4,000.00
Since I am plan on getting Intel Hexacore CPU, 32GB RAM, GTX 680, etc, that takes about half of the 4000.00 leaving about 2000.00 for 1GBs of Sequential Write speeds.
I would need about 500GB-750GB Capacity & good news is it wont be a boot Drive.
First I thought of a PCIe SSD like the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 Max IOPS 480GB. They claim over 1 GBs but it uses the Sandforce controller which from what I read doesn't work well with Uncompressed data.
Also it has a lot of issues with a lot of motherboards & I dont see any tested Socket 2011 motherboards from them which is needed for Hexacore CPU. So I dont know if this would work for him.
Then other PCIe SSDs like OCZ Z Drive R4 & others are way too expensive for his budget.
So then the only other option would be (that I can think of) would be to get multiple SSDs & put them in RAID 0. The higher speed ones are the Sandforce ones but Again from what I read doesn't work well with Uncompressed data.
So then I was thinking of using Marvell ones, good ones, like the Plextor M3 Pro Series or Corsair Performance Pro Series but I am sure I would need at least 4 or 5 in RAID 0 to get 1GBs & therefore I would then need a RAID Card, because onboard RAID for all Socket 2011 Motherboards as far as I know only have 2 Intel SATA 3 ports for RAID, and I am not sure if onboard RAID could even get that high to 1 GBs
So then I was researching RAID cards & have seen people complain that Marvell based SSDs dont work well with RAID Cards :-(
So basically all my ideas turn to a dead end.
Anyone have some advice on how I can achieve what I need within the 2000.00 range ? Ideally some specific specs that have been tested & known to work as I dont want to buy all this hardware & then find out it doesnt work.