- Mar 27, 2005
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|Processor||Intel i7-920 @ 4.0GHz LGA1366|
|Motherboard||Intel DX58 Smackover Motherboard|
|Cooling||TRUE 120 with 2x120mm Thermalright FDB-1600 and 8x120mm Zalman/Coolermaster Case Fans|
|Memory||16GB DDR3-1333 Corsair @ 8-8-8-19|
|Video Card(s)||Gigabyte GTX 1070 FE|
|Storage||Intel 520 240GB + Intel X25-M 80GB + 4TB Seagate/WD Storage|
|Display(s)||24" Samsung SA350 + 24" BenQ G2410HD + 2x 22" Samsung 2253GW's + Hyundai 19" B91D+|
|Power Supply||Corsair TX750W PSU|
I'm considering getting on the SSD bandwagon, and I've decided I like the Intel SSD's. What would you guys recommend? Two 80GB X25-M SSD's with 250MB/s read and 70MB/s write (giving ~400MB/s and ~120MB/s probably? ) or a single 160GB X25-M SSD with 250MB/s read and 100MB/s write? Both are the second generation 34nm versions and both setups will run about the same amount: ~R4000 (or ~$540)
Also, I've read that Intel now supports TRIM over RAID drives so TRIM will be supported on both setups I believe? Even if it's handled by the Intel driver versus the Windows 7 driver.
Now another thing to consider is I'll be using Intel's ICH10R southbridge's RAID controller (Intel Matrix). Will this cap the RAID0 volume's speed to something less than impressive? Or will this still outshine the 160GB single drive by a respectable margin?
Also, what will the latency implications be? Will the RAID controller increase the latencies by a huge margin or will it be negligible?
I'm currently running two 500GB Seagate 7200.12 drives in RAID0 as my system drive so I guess the switch to SSD's will provide a huge performance increase...