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Windows 7: Intel SSD 520 Series, RAID Question

24 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bits
 
 
Intel SSD 520 Series, RAID Question

What is best if I have 3 240GB Intel SSD 520

Raid 5 - Gives me ~480GB with some redundancy if an hd fails, costing some writing overhead

Raid 0 - Gives ~720 GB but no redudancy

Raid 0 + Hot Spare - Is there such a card?

My motherboard has 2 Sata 6gb ports, so I will need a new Raid Controller to go into Raid 5 mode, can anyone provide any hints to a good inexpensive 6gb raid controller to support 3 SSD ?

Thanks

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24 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

RAID 5 also introduces a write penalty for parity calculations.

RAID 0 with a hot spare...no such thing.

SSD's are too expensive to use in a RAID array. Just run 3 stand alone drives and enjoy your 720GB of SSD storage space.
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25 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I agree. The sooner people get the idea of RAID on a desktop out of their heads, the better. You won't see any performance increase by running those drives in any kind of array. I would do as suggested, or sell one or two of the drives to buy a spinner, if more storage is needed.
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