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    Ssd vs hdd raid -0 vs single hdd comparison

    SSD VS HDD RAID -0 VS SINGLE HDD COMPARISON
    Last week when I was looking around for a ssd I wasn’t sure where I was going to land in this world of this new solid state drive technology , but I knew it was faster than my current raid 0 setup without the raid, but that it also had its problems , price , controllers , brands, trim or no trim , raid or no raid , memory degration , supported operating systems , windows 7 ssd tweaking , Microsoft or Intel drivers and the list goes on , so like never before I really had to do my research, which paid off and got my what I wanted, A faster snappier more responsive system . Reason I’m posting this up here is for anyone else looking, they can check out my benches to help them make a decision if it is worth the jump going from a single hdd or a raid-0 hdd setup to a ssd setup, I’m not showing raid benchmarks on the ssd, because it just not a logical choice right now without trim, but benchmark wise raid 0 ssd is extremely fast no doubt about it
    Benchmark Setup
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P “ Intel ICHR10 Controller”
    Intel Quad Core Q9650 @ 4050
    G.SKILL P.I. Black (2 x 2Gb) DDR2 900
    Windows 7 Pro with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver 9.6.0.1014
    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80
    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB
    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB



    Recommended Items needed to make jump easy
    1. A motherboard that let you wipe the drive and update bios by selecting legacy ide mode “I’ve heard of some amd boards having problems.
    2. Pick a ssd drive that supports trim so your drive will maintain its speed , by windows 7 maintaining it
    3. You can pick any operating system but XP and Vista have to be manually adjusted, Windows 7 will automatically adjust everything for a maintenance free drive
    4. Fresh os install with updated drivers for motherboard
    My system was loaded last week and is used

    Round 1 Speed Benchmark

    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB


    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB


    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80


    As you can see here the the raid-0 easily beat the single drive, but when put against the single ssd put up a good fight but still took a heavy lose

    WINNER: SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80

    Round 2 File Benchmark

    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB


    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB


    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80


    Here again we see the single drive taking a beating as it cannot keep up with the massive read and write bandwidth the raid-0 and ssd setup can do, but when put
    head to head the sdd hits a whopping 250mb write while the raid tops out at 175mb

    WINNER:SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80

    Round 3 Random Access

    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB


    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB


    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80


    Here you can see the SSD really shine , there's just no comparison blazing access times , what makes your system snappie happy , if you have like
    multitasking this is where you should be

    Winner: SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80

    Im sure there's a lot, I didn't get into but I wanted to show some comparisons to help you make your choice , for me there's no going back after using one of these new drives

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_real_7 View Post
    SSD VS HDD RAID -0 VS SINGLE HDD COMPARISON
    Last week when I was looking around for a ssd I wasn’t sure where I was going to land in this world of this new solid state drive technology , but I knew it was faster than my current raid 0 setup without the raid, but that it also had its problems , price , controllers , brands, trim or no trim , raid or no raid , memory degration , supported operating systems , windows 7 ssd tweaking , Microsoft or Intel drivers and the list goes on , so like never before I really had to do my research, which paid off and got my what I wanted, A faster snappier more responsive system . Reason I’m posting this up here is for anyone else looking, they can check out my benches to help them make a decision if it is worth the jump going from a single hdd or a raid-0 hdd setup to a ssd setup, I’m not showing raid benchmarks on the ssd, because it just not a logical choice right now without trim, but benchmark wise raid 0 ssd is extremely fast no doubt about it
    Benchmark Setup
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P “ Intel ICHR10 Controller”
    Intel Quad Core Q9650 @ 4050
    G.SKILL P.I. Black (2 x 2Gb) DDR2 900
    Windows 7 Pro with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver 9.6.0.1014
    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80
    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB
    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB



    Recommended Items needed to make jump easy
    1. A motherboard that let you wipe the drive and update bios by selecting legacy ide mode “I’ve heard of some amd boards having problems.
    2. Pick a ssd drive that supports trim so your drive will maintain its speed , by windows 7 maintaining it
    3. You can pick any operating system but XP and Vista have to be manually adjusted, Windows 7 will automatically adjust everything for a maintenance free drive
    4. Fresh os install with updated drivers for motherboard
    My system was loaded last week and is used

    Round 1 Speed Benchmark

    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB


    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB


    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80


    As you can see here the the raid-0 easily beat the single drive, but when put against the single ssd put up a good fight but still took a heavy lose

    WINNER: SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80

    Round 2 File Benchmark

    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB


    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB


    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80


    Here again we see the single drive taking a beating as it cannot keep up with the massive read and write bandwidth the raid-0 and ssd setup can do, but when put
    head to head the sdd hits a whopping 250mb write while the raid tops out at 175mb

    WINNER:SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80

    Round 3 Random Access

    SINGLE HDD: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB


    RAID-0: 2 X WD Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB


    SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80


    Here you can see the SSD really shine , there's just no comparison blazing access times , what makes your system snappie happy , if you have like
    multitasking this is where you should be

    Winner: SINGLE SSD: Intel x25m G2 80

    Im sure there's a lot, I didn't get into but I wanted to show some comparisons to help you make your choice , for me there's no going back after using one of these new drives
    awesome friend

    waiting mine so bad now


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    Sergio welcome to the dark side lol , your going to have lot of fun with the 30 second complete reboots

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    EVGA Titan eK bLOCK
    Corsiar AX850W
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB C:/ OS

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    Western Digital Black WD4001FAEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB E:/ Data
    Western Digital Black WD4001FAEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB F:/ Data
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