RAID, SSDs and Mechanical drives (all on SATA II)
Oh the joys of choice!
Right, got a few options here. When referring to RAID, I mean Type 0 (Striping)
A. Buy an OCZ Agility 3 120GB for about 90GBP
B Buy 2 OCZ Agility 3 60GB to RAID together for about 110GBP
C. Buy another 1TB drive to RAID with my current. ~70GBP
D. Buy 2 250GB mechanical drives (10,000rpm at least) to RAID together ~N/A
Right, first thing, how much would two fast but cheap mechnical drivs be in terms of option D?
Also, I only have a SATA II board (3GBps). This is why I was considering RAID to bring it up to speed, plus in the future it'll be like a rocket :3
Would RAIDing my current 1TB be worth doing? As the access times would still be high, so boot times may not be hugely affected.
Also, do the Agility 3 drives have support for TRIM in RAID-0 mode? Or will only the single? (Or equivalent)
What sort of life could I expect from an SSD? (Average usage, games etc, About 30-40 hours a week usage perhaps.
Just answer what you can!