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Written by Madshrimps   
Friday, 15 January 2010

RAID 0 Stripe Sizes Compared with SSDs - OCZ Vertex Drives Tested

We all know that two is better than one, we have dual core CPUs, dual GPU video cards, and if you really want to get the most out of your storage, a set of SSDs in RAID will boost your performance noticeably. We tested 6 different RAID stripe sizes and 3 different RAID configs in 4 different storage benchmarks, some synthetic, others real world operations. More than 1200 benchmarks results summed up in a few charts.

"All good things come in pairs", we have two eyes, two ears, two CPU cores, dual GPU configs. So why not have two storage devices linked up? When RAID was first conceived, it certainly had a business mind approach, increase redundancy without impacting performance (a lot). But with more affordable RAID chips we have been playing around with RAID on desktop systems for many years now.

RAID 0 is what it is all about on desktop systems when you want the highest performance, of course you always have a huge risk of data loss in case one of the RAID members in the RAID 0 array decides to stop working. With ye ‘ol HDD, who have moving parts and spinning platters it's only a matter of time before they stop working. When SSDs were introduced they boasted impressive speeds, but also very high MTBF (mean time between failure. Madshrimps


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