Solid State Drive

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Cobalin
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Would it be better performance wise to have two 60 GB SSD's in a RAID array, or to just have a single 120 GB SSD. It seems the cost would be the same either way looking at the OCZ Vertex 2, just thought a RAID setup might be faster. Thanks!

Razear
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The two 60GB SSDs in RAID0 would be faster than a single 120GB SSD but remember when you configure RAID you will lose TRIM support.

blackcamper
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I have a Q.

Can i use a solid drive for c:

and what happens if the power cuts out do a lose all data..?

Razear
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Yes, you can use your SSD as the main boot drive for your OS and then get an HDD or multiple HDDs for storage.

If the power cuts, you won't lose your data because SSDs are non-volatile just like HDDs.

undeadkingpr
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For longevity it is a much better idea to get one 120gb SSD drive.
Normally, the larger the SSD, the better it performs. So even though two 60gb's might edge out a 120gb by a little, it would be marginal.
Also, you lose TRIM support with two drives which really hurts the longevity of the drives.

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