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Is OS on 120 SSD faster than it would be on a raid0 on 2 sata3 drives?

Is OS (win7 ult x64) on 120 SSD faster than it would be on a raid0 with 2-sata3 drives?
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  1. Yes.

    OK, some clarification... it will boot faster, it will launch apps faster. If it's a modern SSD and is one of the faster ones, vertex, 830, m4, etc, it will transfer data faster.
  2. A SSD has far superior random write/read performance than two RAID0 HDDs. Since most OSes, including Win7, contain large amount of files in a variety of sizes, high random read performance would grant the fastest boot time.

    However, the two HDDs are more cost efficient in sequential write/read performance, such as video recording.

    Unless if Win7 consist of only a few gigantic files, the SSD would give better boot performance.
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    A Bad Day said:
    A SSD has far superior random write/read performance than two RAID0 HDDs. Since most OSes, including Win7, contain large amount of files in a variety of sizes, high random read performance would grant the fastest boot time.

    However, the two HDDs are more cost efficient in sequential write/read performance, such as video recording.

    Unless if Win7 consist of only a few gigantic files, the SSD would give better boot performance.


    But WIN 7 is not made up of a bunch of large files. It is made up of a lot of really small files which makes the raid 0 much less efficient.
  4. bliq said:
    Yes.

    OK, some clarification... it will boot faster, it will launch apps faster. If it's a modern SSD and is one of the faster ones, vertex, 830, m4, etc, it will transfer data faster.

    :wahoo: Thx for the quick & informational answer. I should have included one other point, Gaming (COD4). this is also faster as well correct? Thanks in advance. USMale :)
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  6. I don't know how you missed the memo but a quick search of this site or any part of the internet will tell you that there is no scenario in which a HDD (or many HDDs) will out perform a SSD.

    Ok there may be a couple scenarios but they are exceptions to the rule and your case is not an exception.
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