I don't know. I never really understood the whole drive debate. I mean, if you're looking at sustained write speeds of ~250MB/sec on SATAII (according to specs), and sustained reads of ~75MB/sec, then I don't even see how SATAII can limit the throughput...I mean, even if you maximize performance by RAID0'ing all three and get the best case scenario of tripling both write and read speeds, you're still WAY under 3Gb/s, let alone 6Gb/s. I just never understood all that. Never made much sense. Maybe someone will hop over here and explain it.
Edit: Oh. My dumb ass. It's gigabit
. That's what, 128MB, right? So SATAII runs at around 300MB/s and SATAIII would be like 600MB/s. So I get the argument now. I'll be capped at 300MB/s by putting the SSD's on the SATAII ports. Hmm.
My brain hurts. I gotta think this through tomorrow.
I'd like to move this full discussion about SRT and Caching over to the new thread that is title-specific on the matter. While I could care less where the information goes, I want to be able to help others in the same boat as me, so keeping the two threads separate is a must. The new thread on JUST SSD caching and the SSD RAID setup is HERE.