[ILUG] Speccing a new PC
mark.dennehy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 14:52:20 IST 2010
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:
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