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    I have a few extra bucks and was wondering what would be better. An SSD as the OS drive, or get a second HDD and run Raid0.

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    Default Re: Need help making a choice

    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    I have a few extra bucks and was wondering what would be better. An SSD as the OS drive, or get a second HDD and run Raid0.
    Hi,

    A SSD for the OS, as large as to cost as you can.

    Although programs out there now that you can move your favorite apps between the SSD and the storage drive or drives.
    And #2 good mechanicals as storage for Raid 0 with a backup if you can.

    JMO

    Later.

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    Default Re: Need help making a choice

    two hdd in raid 0 are probably still 50 times slower 4k performance than a good ssd. now what ssd should you get? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233227 this is the one

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    Default Re: Need help making a choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    Hi,

    A SSD for the OS, as large as to cost as you can.

    Although programs out there now that you can move your favorite apps between the SSD and the storage drive or drives.
    And #2 good mechanicals as storage for Raid 0 with a backup if you can.

    JMO

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    Default Re: Need help making a choice

    here is an example of what i mean:

    single hdd:



    single ssd:



    notice the very important 4k

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    Default Re: Need help making a choice

    Hi,

    But were talking about the placement of the OS and taking into account the benefit of using it for that.

    As to storage #1 or #2 more SSD's as to space and the cost of it not practible.
    By going Raid 0 on the storage side of it and as cheap as even the good large capacity Sata 3 mechs would
    be the cheapest and most logical way to go.

    JMHO

    Later

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    SSD, ssd's are today what ram was 10 years ago, the only upgrade that made a difference. SSD's are loading windows in 30 seconds on average and those AutoCAD files dont take 20 min to load anymore only 20 seconds. There are benchmarks out there pitting two 10K raptors in raid against ssd's and they still are not in the same ballpark.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...eed-Comparison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    Hi,

    But were talking about the placement of the OS and taking into account the benefit of using it for that.

    As to storage #1 or #2 more SSD's as to space and the cost of it not practible.
    By going Raid 0 on the storage side of it and as cheap as even the good large capacity Sata 3 mechs would
    be the cheapest and most logical way to go.

    JMHO

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    how do you get that from this question?
    I have a few extra bucks and was wondering what would be better. An SSD as the OS drive, or get a second HDD and run Raid0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    how do you get that from this question?
    Already has a mech drive and could double up (Cheaply) for Raid 0 as storage.

    Get good SSD for OS.
    However with his board better option would be to run it off the Intel Sata 2 ports with the latest chipset drivers.
    Just giving him options.

    Later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    Already has a mech drive and could double up (Cheaply) for Raid 0 as storage.

    Get good SSD for OS.
    However with his board better option would be to run it off the Intel Sata 2 ports with the latest chipset drivers.
    Just giving him options.

    Later
    ok now i get it

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    Thanks for all the speedy replies guys!! I guess I should have narrowed it down.. by a bit of extra cash I mean $120. I've been looking at some SSDs from the local computer store, Canada Computers. Believe me, they are the last people I want to go to but I have no credit card for buying online. I have been looking at the 64GB/60GB drives and that's the clencher. I was thinking that by getting a second HDD I would benefit in both performance and capacity. But now that bill posted the difference in 4K speeds between HDDs and SSDs I'm in more of a rut. I really appreciate that though, Bill. Now to decide speed over capacity. Another benefit to SSDs over HDDs is the fail rate, correct?

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    benefit to SSDs over HDDs is the fail rate, correct?
    no that is a myth i have owned like 15 ssd's and 2 have failed unto death. 1 other has been affected by the sandforce 2281 bsod. all my most valuable data is always on a good hdd i have never had a hdd failure. If you save your money and get like $225 you can get a m4 128 its extremely reliable super fast and scores over 77,000 vantage points here is mine:




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    Thanks Bill! Another thing is that I don't plan to update my PC for a looong time so I will be stuck with the SATA II interface. I think I'll wait for a sale on maybe a Vertex 2 or something. My friend has a Vertex 3 and loves it. I'd assume they'd be somewhat similar. By the way I am very jealous of your scores! xD

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    if you can find one get a vertex le they are the fastest sata 2 drive ever made here is my 100gb le its so high quality it even has 10,000 to 15,000 cycle nand in it here is my 100gb le:









    that is one fast drive....a standard vertex 3 25nm nand usually only scores around 500 on as ssd and i see alot of guys scoring only around 400 with vertex 3. so for the most part the le on a ich10r port can almost equal a vertex 3. when you look at the 4k performance it is equal to better or better than a 120gb vertex 3. my advise try and find a deal on a 100gb vertex le try and get the 100gb version if you can the 120 gb version is not as fast.

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    So,.....criss_glitch666,.....

    In case you hadn't noticed, Bill owns one of every SSD ever known to man, and then a few more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    So,.....criss_glitch666,.....

    In case you hadn't noticed, Bill owns one of every SSD ever known to man, and then a few more.
    So then maybe Bill could find it in his heart to give me an amazing deal on a drive!

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