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OCZ Apex SSDs in RAID0?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by gumpty, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. gumpty

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    Just a bit of info needed.

    I just recently got me a 60Gb OCZ Apex SSD and installed Vista on it, and most of the rest of my programs on a WD 300Gb VelociCraptor.

    Sadly the raptor bricked soon after and was RMA'd. Now eBuyer no longer stock the raptor so I will be getting a refund and was thinking of spending the dosh on a second SSD in a RAID0 setup.

    My question though ... given that the Apex series of SSDs have a raid controller in-built (to speed them up some), will that conflict with a RAID setup of two SSDs?

    Hmmm ... advice please.


    Also if you want to shout any other suggestions for spending the money, please do. Hookers no. Beer yes. :toast:
     
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    After reading more about the Apex ;), you can raid them on top of the internal raid without any issues.

    Edit: more information I found out is that the internal stripe size is 128kb. So if you gonna raid another one, make sure you set the stripe size to 256kb for best performance.
     
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    Cheers for that. I figured as much.

    Still not entirely sold on the whole thing yet myself. Might spend it elsewhere.

    I need anew pair of shoes for a start.
     

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