Apple MacBook Pro Single SSD or RAID 0 Array with 2 SSDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cwsm, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. cwsm macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Difficulty deciding between 1 or 2. Unsure about real world performance gain of 2. No experience with SSDs or RAID 0. Worried about alignment and sleep/hibernate issues. Stock 5400rpm 320GB will go inside eSATA enclosure. Does anybody have a good eSATA ExpressCard/34 to recommend? I don't care about the SuperDrive. But I'll keep it for Care warranty purposes.

    15" Late '08 Unibody

    Currently interested in OCZ Vertex 2 Extended 60GB (x2)

    I would be okay in losing sleep if it can shut down in 5s, boot in 10.
    Ideally, I want to have everything done before school starts.
  2. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2007
    Left Coast
    imo it depends on your storage needs

    in a desktop sure a SSD RAID array is great because you also have room for a few large drives for storage

    but in a notebook, if i were to run 2 drives i would opt for one SSD and one large standard drive for storage

    you will see enough of a performance leap from one SSD but in RAID you will be using up your options and have little space for tunes/flicks/etc

    i would go SSD + 500GB (or more) secondary drive for data storage

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