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Patriot SSD's 32/64gb

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by dr4g0nf1y, 13 Mar 2010.

  1. dr4g0nf1y

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    Between these two hard drives is there any benefit with spending £5 more and getting the 64GB?

    If I purchased 2x 32gb and raid 0 them should it still be quicker considering the onboard controller has to assess the drives prior to load?

    using 3x F3's in raid 0 and obiously there's 8-10 seconds of where the drives are scanned.

    Thinking about having the 2x 32Gb unless anyone can state otherwise :)
     
  2. 1337z0r

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    I'm also in the same position as you, I'm just waiting for the new firmware to fix issues with these drives before I order. I would make sure you look out for the new firmware next week, it adds TRIM support and should be bumping the read/write speeds to the advertised specs.

    Performance wise I think two of these drive would be great in RAID 0 and would provide a good performance increase over a single drive, this is always the case though when comparing a RAID 0 setup to a single drive.
     
  3. dr4g0nf1y

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    I had got to the stage of where I couldn't be bothered waiting for trim as it seemed to be taking ages.

    would this firmware be already installed by next week (no drives with a new price) or would it have to be installed? (existing drives that are for sale)
     
  4. 1337z0r

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    I'm guessing it will have to be installed, someone on these forums said the firmware should be out on the 15th.
     
  5. dr4g0nf1y

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    It's now the 15th and nothing has been released (maybe I'm a little quick). I've looked on patriotmemory.com and there's not anything I can see on the update at all.

    It's been a while since I looked at trim so am I write in thinking this is still mainly to do with defragging the drives?

    If I did buy them now and have to reinstall when this update is released what problems might I run into?
     
  6. 1337z0r

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    Not to sure mate I've got no experience with SDD's, I'm waiting till tomorrow now and if the firmware is not out I will be picking up a WD Black 640 for my OS and another 1TB drive for data.
     
  7. dr4g0nf1y

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    to be honest I may have talked myself out of buying one and just raiding more drives lol

    cheers 1337z0r :)
     
  8. dr4g0nf1y

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    I'm so indecisive. I like exploring the unknown and in another thread someone did say just go for the ssd.

    I went back on the patriots website and there was a link to another shop which I must add was more expensive than ocuk (good job guys again on price) and one chap raided 2 32gbs and posted this.

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    2x 32GB PC-100 SSD disks in a RAID 0 array

    Speed after windows 7 install

    Sequential Read : 331.900 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 78.990 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 152.500 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 75.250 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB : 4.210 MB/s
    Random Write 4KB : 0.925 MB/s

    Test Size : 100 MB
    Date : 2010/01/27 00:48:34

    after a few weeks

    Sequential Read : 302.571 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 85.761 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 138.930 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 133.931 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB : 4.046 MB/s
    Random Write 4KB : 18.112 MB/s

    Test Size : 100 MB
    Date : 2010/02/09 18:36:34

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    so obviously with that in consideration you lose 30mb/s within 2 weeks and even when they release the TRIM firmware you won't be able to claim that speed back but I think still compared to the 64gb of 210mb/s (which until the firmware release won't be that speed) I think its still interesting to consider.