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Storage array: Bare drives, SS, RAID, SSD, or other?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Viceroy, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Viceroy New Member

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    Obviously the basic hierarchy would go SSD(Intel x25-m; OCZ) > 10k(Velociraptor) > 7.2k(Spinpoint F3; Caviar Black; Barracuda) > 5.4k(Caviar Green), but I am curious to see the relative performance of these drives when short-stroked or put into a RAID array so that I can better decide which combination of storage devices would be of the greatest benefit to me, with price and hassle of course factored in. General ideas are welcome, but I believe what would help me the most are benchmarks and numbers and graphs.

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    Did you see the youtube video of a 24x samsung SSD rig? Well worth watching, that's a quite array!
     
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    4 x WD Black 640GB, Matrix RAID-0/RAID-5, ICH10.

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    So yes, short-stroked and RAIDed is nice, though if internal capacity isn't a concern, I'd probably just grab a pair of SSD's. At the time I needed speed, capacity, and cheapness, so I went with mechanical drives.
     

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