On 16/09/10 14:52, Mark Dennehy wrote:
> Wow, that's a major turn-around.... though I might wait for more than
> 24 hours for others to rebut/confirm that article ;)
>> On 16 September 2010 14:36, Ciaran Johnston <cj at nologic.org> wrote:
>> Mark Dennehy wrote:
>>> Actually, just had it pointed out that you're doing a desktop build,
>>> sorry, got confused :D
>>> If you're doing a desktop, don't get an SSD.
>>> Get several and plug them into an offboard RAID controller :D
>>> (And you'll probably need that offboard controller, most motherboard
>>> RAID controllers these days were designed for the lower HDD bandwidths
>>> and you need a bit more oomph to cope with the higher data transfer
>>> rates that SSDs can manage).
>>> Built an i5 box using an SSD a while back with software RAID0; it ran
>>> bloody fast, but a proper hardware RAID would have screamed along.
>>>> You're a bit behind the times, aren't you? Software RAID is faster than
>> "proper" hardware RAID - Intel said so:
Software RAID good.
Hardware RAID bad.
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