OCZ's New Indilinx Everest 2 Controller And Vertex 4 SSD Bring Blazing Fast Random Read Speeds

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szore

Can someone tell me definitively: Can you stack these puppies in RAID striping, or not? I need to do keyword searches in my PDF library. I have over 39,000 titles, and I need the fastest possible SSD drive setup possible.

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tomrippity

You can definitely raid the controllers, but you will lose TRIM support. So if you will be writing much, you might not want to do this. Depending on your budget, you might be better off getting a FusionIO drive or something.

I'm looking into setting up a 16x SSD Raid Array for reporting on one of our servers right now.

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szore

OK, but since all I plan on doing is KW searches, its essentially all reading, so I'm good to go, right?

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tomrippity

I'm not an expert on SSDs and Raid, but I believe the answer is yes. If you are doing pretty much all reads, you shouldn't have an issue. Also, I've heard some of the Intel SSD controllers might support TRIM in raid 0 soon.

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Nahiyan

400GHz!?

Silicon chips I guess.

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someuid

Techreport has a review up.

Didn't do too well.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/22736

I look forward to MaxPC taking a swing at this drive too.

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nedwards

We'll test the heck out of it :)

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someuid

Awesome. I don't expect anything less from MaxPC.

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Thiazolium

Read Anand's.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5719/ocz-vertex-4-review-256gb-512gb

According to Anand, this is pretty much the best out there.

Quote: "The Vertex 4 takes write performance seriously and delivers handsomely, besting even the latest from Intel and Samsung. The advantage over SandForce is clear, particularly because Everest 2 and the Vertex 4 are able to deliver consistent performance regardless of data composition. SandForce's realtime compression/dedupe technology is definitely exciting, but if you're able to deliver similar or better performance without the inconsistency of data-dependency the choice is obvious. SandForce definitely set the bar very high with the SF-2281, but Everest 2 has the potential to exceed it..."

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someuid

I'll have to check out their review tonight. Thanks for posting the link.

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