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Windows 7: SSD storage accelerators from Intel and Corsair face off


02 Oct 2012   #21

Win 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

With the price of SSD's coming way down I don't understand why anyone would bother with these. Ive seen 128's as low as $80.00.


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03 Oct 2012   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Existing HDDs

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roadking01 View Post
With the price of SSD's coming way down I don't understand why anyone would bother with these. Ive seen 128's as low as $80.00.
What if:
  1. You "need" a lot of storage?
  2. Someone already has multiple TB of HDD capacity?

I have 4.5 TB of HDD capacity in my PC (I'm using ~3.8 TB).
It would cost a ridiculous amount of money to convert that to SSDs.

This system seems to give a large performance boost for a small outlay.
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03 Oct 2012   #23

Win 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

I have Windows 7 installed on 3 128GB SSD's in RAID0 with 2 1TB HD's in RAID0 as a storage drive. Much better performance than a cache drive or an SSD accelerator. I Keep the SSD data low by moving games and applications back and forth from SSD to HD with a program called SteamMover, works well and my performance is great. Just my personal opinion, not trying to be argumentative.
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03 Oct 2012   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I would expect that 3 Striped SSDs would outperform a single SSD.

That seems to be a bit of a risky setup though.

In my case I have:
  • 1x 1 TB HDD
  • 1x 1.5 TB HDD
  • 1x 2 TB HDD
The SSD Accelerator would be a cheap way for me to boost my PC's performance (assuming it would work with my chipset).
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03 Oct 2012   #25

Win 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

You will definitely see a boost but not the same as using one or more SSD's as a dedicated OS drive. It really depends upon the type of performance boost you are looking for. I just happen to be a performance nut.

Been running this system for about 1 year nothing has failed and no data has been lost. I backup the SSD's weekly and clone once a month. Just in case. If performance starts to slow down. I break up the 3 SSD's and secure erase, setup the RAID again, and restore the backup. Takes about 20 minutes and performance goes back to normal. It might be a little risky but if you are comfortable playing with hardware it becomes more of a challenging hobby than a risk. If anything goes wrong I can boot from the clone and fix it.
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03 Oct 2012   #26
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Oh Well...
Got either x3 500Go Hdd and one SSD for the caching, now. This solution does suits me and boost my system disk pretty well & is smoothly working every-days life. Caching can be enhanced or maximized for better performances.
At the moment this solution is quite painless for my budget even if i know that it gets cheaper. Still need space for storage and i do like splitting/organize my data on different drives.

Looks Caching was for corporations before and had been extended to public, as a solution for those not bothering for the SSD prices. But this was some little years ago.

SSD had been very well accepted by manies and seems common to mount the OS in this manner w/hdds for data & to match the WEI either on their scores.

Guess Sata Raid system controller isn't the best for servicing your disks, but i get use to it and know what i have to do most of the time to maintain the all lot.

I'll go for it one of this day, anyway...
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03 Oct 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Compulsive Hoarder

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roadking01 View Post
You will definitely see a boost but not the same as using one or more SSD's as a dedicated OS drive. It really depends upon the type of performance boost you are looking for. I just happen to be a performance nut.
I'm a compulsive hoarder.

I always need more storage space (and I'm poor) so I can't afford to swap from HDDs to SSDs.

I've got 5 TB of external HDD capacity (in addition to my internal HDDs) for backup purposes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roadking01 View Post
Been running this system for about 1 year nothing has failed and no data has been lost. I backup the SSD's weekly and clone once a month. Just in case. If performance starts to slow down. I break up the 3 SSD's and secure erase, setup the RAID again, and restore the backup. Takes about 20 minutes and performance goes back to normal. It might be a little risky but if you are comfortable playing with hardware it becomes more of a challenging hobby than a risk. If anything goes wrong I can boot from the clone and fix it.
Seems like you've got it covered.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
At the moment this solution is quite painless for my budget even if i know that it gets cheaper. Still need space for storage and i do like splitting/organize my data on different drives.
Me too.
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03 Oct 2012   #28

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Hey Compulsive Hoarder
I'm a compulsive speed freak
We all got our crosses to bear. I understand completely.
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