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Just got 2 new SSDs, should I use them in raid or separately?

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July 12, 2011 11:42:03 PM

I just received 2 new Intel 320 series 120 GB SSDs yesterday (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

I use my computer only for gaming, specifically playing games that load maps often. I want the games and maps to load as quickly as possible. To achieve this goal should I set the two SSDs to a raid configuration or use one of them for a windows drive and install the games on the other drive? Which would result in the fastest load times for my games?

Thanks in advance!

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July 13, 2011 12:11:16 AM

Raid 0 (striping) will result in the best performance. It will practically double the performance.
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July 13, 2011 2:04:37 AM

^True, really though, if you are going from a hdd to a ssd you'll be pretty much blown away either way you do it.
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February 1, 2014 3:43:53 AM

Do the RAID thing to double up speed. I switch my BF4 install from an HDD to an SSD because my brother was in the game and getting points a full 2 minutes before mine loaded in. Once I switched to SSD it changed from about 2min30seconds load time per map to about 40 seconds. I guess with RAID SSD then you can expect load times of less then 25 seconds!
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