1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Solid state drive purchase help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Killura, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Killura

    Killura New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    20 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Location:
    Chicago
  2. angelkiller

    angelkiller

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,258 (0.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    225
    Location:
    North Carolina
    The Vertex is a good choice. Good performance, no glaring issues or anything like that. I would definitely recommend it.
    Killura says thanks.
  3. jasper1605

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,271 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    228
    Location:
    Ohio
    why not get another 80 and raid 0 them so you can nearly double your read speeds? Or does that not work so well w/ ssds yet?
  4. digibucc

    digibucc

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,863 (2.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,465
    it works but in my experience, my drives are now limited by everything else... my internet speed, my other hard drives, my optical drives, etc. technically you can raid but unless you have software that is constantly accessing the hardrive in large volumes, more size is of more value than extra speed at this point.
  5. DonInKansas

    DonInKansas

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,096 (1.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,265
    Location:
    Kansas
    He will have more size. 80gb more size. :p
  6. digibucc

    digibucc

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,863 (2.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,465
    raid 0 is stripe isn't it, not mirror? doh :eek:
  7. OrbitzXT

    OrbitzXT New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,969 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    59
    Location:
    New York City
    I was considering doing that for my own build, but was told that currently if you put two SSD's in RAID you can't use TRIM which keeps your SSD from degrading over time. Has that changed recently?
  8. lemode New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,304 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    263
    nope trim isn't supported in raided ssds...yet.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page