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Old May 7, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Depends on the Intel drive you choose. If you go for a 520 or 3 will be in for more hassles than if you go for a Crucial M4 or Intel 510. Like Cmets setup the M4 and 510 drives use Marvel and not SandForce (albeit a newer faster version compared to the C300s).

IF you DO use SandForce drives....idle time....LOTS of idle time will be the key to long term they will get into degraded states FASTER than Marvel based drives...and stay in such a state LONGER.

IMHO Raid'ing SSDs only starts to pay for itself when you hit 3 or 4 of them. Two...its just not worth it (usually...always exceptions to the rule).

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