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Velociraptor raid 0 or ssd?

Last response: in Storage
November 24, 2012 5:03:22 PM

Since I have used ssd's in the past and having everyone of them fail completely on me I have decided that the WD Velociraptor 500GB Sata III drives would be the best bet for performance.

Should I go with four of these in Raid 10 or get a single 480GB ssd?

What would the performance of two Velociraptors be in raid 0?

I only have the money to go with something under $300

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a b G Storage
November 24, 2012 5:36:34 PM

the SSD will be faster for every day computer use
a b G Storage
November 24, 2012 5:57:46 PM

SSDs are a lot more reliable, IF you get a good brand and don't cheap out.

Velociraptors are known for crapping out quickly, and RAID 0 only makes that more likely.

Buy an SSD, but do yourself a favor - bit the bullet and go with quality. It makes a big difference. (Avoid the sandforce controller. Samsung's drives are a great way to go.)