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I'm in the process of doing a little overhaul of my server (Bigger then I inteneded)

 

Short Story Laptop Died SO I decided to Reuse the 256GB SSD in it as my WHS 2011 Boot drive benifit of that was I could reuse the 2x2TB raid 1 drives for storage (I was running low)

 

System 15x2TB in a Single Raid 6 with 1 hot standby drive Connected to an Areca 1261ML 2GB 16 Port card

 

The Samsung 256Gb Model PM800 (From Dell XPS 1530)

 

Side Note: That Samsung drive is the most horrid pos SSD I have ever experenced!!

 

That brings me to my next question

 

I currently have 3x 160GB Intel X25M G2's in my Main Rig in Raid 0

I have 3x 80GB Intel X25M G2's in my Backup Rig in Raid 0

With a 120GB X25M G2, 120GB Ocz Vertex 3, 80GB Intel X25M G2 in 3 HTPC's

 

I'm now very unhappy with my choice of using the Samsung SSD plan was in a month or two I was getting another 256GB Samsung for free and was going to add it as a Raid 1

 

I'm now convinced I want that pile of junk out of my system asap! I don't want to mess around with tricking the system into letting me install on a smaller drive etc

 

I figure my Options are this

 

1) Buy 2 New Drives For Raid 1 that meet the 160GB Size Limit a

2) Buy 3 Newer Sata III Drives for my Main Rig and User the 3 Intel 160GB drives in Raid 5 the Asus P8P67Pro supports Raid 5 on the motherboard

3) Ignore the Horrid performance of my Samsung drive and deal with the Mess when it comes? (not my way)

4) ??

 

Note: I love having SSD drives (As I think anyone can see :) ) for the speedy experence of apps within the OS. I also can't fit anymore 3.5" Drives into the case so going with 2 cheap Sata HDD's is not an option.

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Option #2 sounds the best. Extra speed for the main system, and recycling some very reliable drives to your server.

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Well, since we're talking selling (and the 120 GB Samsung SSD I have in my laptop flies...) what are you asking for the 256GB?

 

(pushes in front of no-control)

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That is a decent price, but I admit I wasn't read up on the PM800 models (vs the 470 I have or even the PM810/830) speeds. I see why you are frustrated.

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That is a decent price, but I admit I wasn't read up on the PM800 models (vs the 470 I have or even the PM810/830) speeds. I see why you are frustrated.

 

Yeah the read speeds are so so write speeds are horrid. It performs ok for the task at hand. But I want to go at least raid 1 if not raid 5 on the OS so may as well upgrade main rig and reuse the drives. I'll throw the Samsung in an old pc for mom or something.

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Yeah the read speeds are so so write speeds are horrid. It performs ok for the task at hand. But I want to go at least raid 1 if not raid 5 on the OS so may as well upgrade main rig and reuse the drives. I'll throw the Samsung in an old pc for mom or something.

 

Would I be correct in assuming that these 'horrid' read/write speeds are compared to other SSD's and not to spinning drives?

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