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

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October 25, 2012 9:34:53 PM

Is OS (win7 ult x64) on 120 SSD faster than it would be on a raid0 with 2-sata3 drives?
October 25, 2012 9:55:51 PM

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.
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October 25, 2012 10:03:06 PM

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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October 25, 2012 10:05:23 PM

YES
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October 25, 2012 10:08:28 PM

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.
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October 25, 2012 10:32:50 PM

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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October 25, 2012 10:34:42 PM

Best answer selected by theusmale2.
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October 25, 2012 11:06:00 PM

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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