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Old 08-05-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default 120g Force GT vs 60g Force GT RAID0 - Gaming Performance?

I'm buying parts this week for my new gaming box. My budget for the harddrive puts me at either a 120g Force GT or a pair of 60g Force GT's in RAID0.

Does anyone have any insight on which setup would produce stronger performance numbers?

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:04 PM
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well the raid would perform faster but since TRIM commands are not passed on to the raid the drives may require more maintenance like periodically imaging the raid, breaking the raid, running secure erase on both drives, recreating the raid and imaging it back.

depends on your tolerance level for higher maintenance vs performance.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:14 PM
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good point. This will be my first experience with running RAID0. I've got to admit - I don't think I'll care so much if I have to maintenance the RAID more than once in a blue moon. This is a gaming box. I want to start it and get going -
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The SandForce Recycler aka garbage collection will take care of drive maintenance. I'd go with the RAID-0 if it was my system. Game loading, map loading etc is ridiculously fast with 2 of these in a RAID-0 stripe.
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I have 4x 60 force gts in a raid0. the numbers easily beat out the numbers that a 2x 120 force gt raid0 would achieve, so I can only imagine I'm still beating a single 120

here are some benches of the 4 drives in action

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note that my stripe size is 16k, I wouldn't recommend the same for you. I'm on an LSI controller and I get the best 4k from this size, but your setup will definitely benefit from 64 or 128
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thanks guys!

I'm going with 2x 60g RAID0.
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Killer numbers for Crystal. Your blasting 2 - 3x faster than my single 120gb force gt.

To the mod, With just garbage collection and no trim, I have still witnessed slow downs with my drive. Once trim was also enabled... she was back to hauling tail!
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Just ran my numbers on crystal for a single force GT 120gb drive...
Seq = 441.7 Read / 141.3 Write
512K = 371.1 / 139.4
4K = 19.35 / 67.27
4kqd32 = 94.06 / 135.2
Not to shabby for a single and for the crystal benchmark.

A regular hard drive is soooo laughable on that benchmark!
Old WD green 500gb sata drive
Seq = 77.06 Read / 79.86 write
512 = 32.68 / 62.23
4k = .425 / 1.838
4kqd32 = 1.665 / 1.857
PATHETIC lol
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