4 x Samsung F3 in RAID10 vs Intel XM25 SSD

By gamingguy27
Aug 15, 2010
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  1. Hello All,

    I have an Adaptec 5405 raid controller (1.2ghz ROC & 256mb DDR2) with 4 Samsung F3s in RAID10.

    I get a minimum read speed of 290mbs, and an average of 380mbs across the array with an 11ms response time.

    I was going to buy an SSD - but maybe it's not worth it?

    Intel XM25 says read speeds of up to 250mbs... and writes of up to 70mbs...

    Any advice?


  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,269   +43

    Get an ssd for your os, they usually run faster on dedicated cards than through the mobo itself. Or maybe I should ask what exactly do you want to use the ssd for.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,550   +370

    The benefit you'll see is on your write speeds. I have to assume that you don't really avg more than around 100-150 MB/s on that setup - but if write speed is not a concern then you're probably set and likely have more storage than ANY SSD you're gonna get these days.

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