sid1089 wrote:Wouldn't two RAID0'ed SSDs give much better performance than just one large SSD?
morphine wrote:sid1089 wrote:Wouldn't two RAID0'ed SSDs give much better performance than just one large SSD?
Not necessarily, because of the lack of TRIM support in RAID volumes. Besides, access time for SSDs is already near-zero, so the practical gains are marginal, and you'd be setting yourself up for a failure in either of the drives taking out your data.
Granted, you get to join up both drives under a big hunk of space, which is nice, but the advantages don't outweigh the benefits.
Note 1: There is support for TRIM+RAID in some Intel chipsets and Windows 8, but off the top of my head I can't recall exactly under what conditions that's available.
Note 2: There are certain very limited scenarios where one would need the massive linear throughput that RAID0+SSDs would provide, but yours doesn't sound like one of them.
sid1089 wrote:esc_in_ks, the ram disk would not be an option for me. The full build spits out multiple version of the binaries - all of which combined can be in excess of 30-40 gigs.
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