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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Petaluma, CA
SSD performance specs... read or write matters more? - 11-21-2008, 10:22 PM
I've been going off jkkmobile's assertion that the write performance of the SSD matters more in normal usage than the read, but I was just looking at:
If you look at Lloyd's numbers for Vista Startup (presumably a synthetic benchmark, part of PCMark Vantage), the best startup performance is with Raid 1 (redundancy). Yet if you look back thru the numbers Raid 0 has much better write performance than Raid 1, as you would expect. So why is the Vista Startup so much faster with Raid 1 than Raid 0?
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Re: SSD performance specs... read or write matters more? - 01-03-2009, 12:26 AM
Just out of curiosity, is RAID even possible on a software level? Could we install a 32 gig SSD and a internal 32 gig flash drive and create a RAID-0 volume using just software for the controller?
STEC 8 gig SSD
RAM 2Gig 800Mhz.
WWAN parts in place
Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Gigabyte b,g & n WiFi card that works
Sony DVD ROM/CD burner in slimline external case
Planned upgrades; 16 gig STEC SSD, Internal Bluetooth and Black Lid
Join Date: Dec 2008
Re: SSD performance specs... read or write matters more? - 01-03-2009, 02:01 AM
White Mini 9 2GB/4GB - UNR 9.10
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Olalla, WA
Re: SSD performance specs... read or write matters more? - 01-03-2009, 08:35 AM
I've used a software striped raid array in OS X before. It worked quite well taking a pair of fairly small 160gb drives and giving my a fairly decent 320gb drive. In my case, It WAS my backup, of my primary 250gb drive. It was my Time Machine partition. Worked great. I was never able to figure out how to boot from it, that's why it was my backup rather than primary partition. With a motherboard based raid controller, in theory at least, it makes booting from a striped array much more transparent to the OS.
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