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Old May 10, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Depending on the controller RAID 0 should be the fastest.

Short stroking your HDs makes them faster too.

The combo of short stroking and RAID 0 should be pretty quick....
I messed around with raid0 , 4x 500gb short stroked to 10%, before I went SSD definitely a improvment over a single drive. But as stated you need to back up your data since there would now be a 4 times more likely chance of a hdd failure taking out your OS drive (or raid )
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Old May 11, 2011, 04:05 AM
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for now I'm happy with 4x640gb short stroke to 250gb better save for a SDD and keep the full capacity of the 640gb. currently according to hdtune 2.55

transfer rate: minimum 240.6mb/s
maximum 414.6mb/s
average 382.3mb/s
access time 8.1 ms
burst rate 2579.1mb/s
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Old May 11, 2011, 01:52 PM
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hi guys decided to get ssd is this a good one to start

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1

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Old May 11, 2011, 02:32 PM
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yup its pretty good
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Old May 11, 2011, 02:33 PM
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it's on sale at newegg. 120 after discount and tax =) 130cdn with shipping
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Old May 11, 2011, 05:39 PM
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Many people will tell you that 64GB is not enough space but if you're frugal with things and program installations, you can make it work. Decent price for a solid drive though! Also, you could have possibly RAID'd your drives in 10 or 01 if your motherboard supported it. Redundancy and a bit of speed...

NOTE: C300 is ~100 bucks on sale at NCIX right now!

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that is a lot better deal thanks...going to get 2
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I understand the desire to put all your movies in a single folder but it's not really feasible. Not many years ago we had to deal with the 2GB partition limit before LBA and some day a 2TB limit will seem silly in a world of petabytes and exobytes.

Even through USB3, multi-terabyte transfers take hours. Breaking up large volumes into 2TB chunks makes backups much more manageable.
Why isn't putting all of my movies in one folder feasible? I'm planning on purchasing some hardware to upgrade my current storage setup (15TB in one server + 6TB in my desktop + 4TB external), and I can't see any reason why it would be a limitation. I've already got single volumes that are 4TB in size (mainly limited by buying a couple hard drives at a time), though that isn't large enough for my whole collection. It's currently feasible for me, and I don't see why that won't continue to scale, at least until I start getting large directory structures. But we're talking several tens of thousands of sub-directories.

Also, USB3 is not the way to transfer files if you care about speed. A 4-lane SAS connection can push 24Gb/s, which is a bettre way of doing it, in my opinion.
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Igot 2x64gb crucial real ssd I was thinking going to raid then (raid0) I already have 4x640gb in raid10 for data do you think going to raid0 in the 2 ssd a good idea or just use them individually? I'm confused which path to go for now opinions are welcome
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Igot 2x64gb crucial real ssd I was thinking going to raid then (raid0) I already have 4x640gb in raid10 for data do you think going to raid0 in the 2 ssd a good idea or just use them individually? I'm confused which path to go for now opinions are welcome
I got 2x64GB in RAID0. It's got great performance.

Also look at this, the crucials have big issues freezing about once per day in windows but can be fixed.

Solution: C300 Disk Freeze-ups in Windows 7 solved... - Crucial Community
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