Will a 3rd party raid card make a difference?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by HyperX13, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. HyperX13 macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    I have two 256 gig SSDs using the OSX raid software to run these bad boys as RAID 0. Will a third party raid card give me a considerable difference in load times, etc (yes I am spoiled already).
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Probably not enough to justify the price (ultimately, the drives are the limitation). Large cache can improve speed, but it has it's limits, and also depends on what you're doing (it can benefit random access, so I do think you'd see a performance boost) If you needed it to solve a technical issue, then it has it's place.

    But the cards that would allow you to do this (if cost isn't an issue), start in the $800USD range, and that's before upgrading the cache.

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