- Aug 2, 2011
- X299 Designare EX
- Vega 64
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- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
If you can't afford SSDs (Mushkin reactors are affordable and reliable) then go with 3.5 inch 7200 RPM drives or 10000 RPM 2.5 drives. My test was with Slow 5400 drives. My MacPro has 4 SSHD 4TB 3.5 drives and the combined 32GB of SSD across the 4 drives helps. They are in a RAID 5 but are backed up regularly. Seagate does not recommend SSHDs in RAID, but they work well for me.Actually I'm thinking about 3x 2TB SSD on RAID 0, I don't know if that configuration will benefit from having a RAID card or it's just fine using Disk Utility as I'm doing right now with 3 x 2TB HDD.
I just need as much as Read/Write performance as I can get, and I don't know if having a RAID card instead of using software RAID makes much difference.
At any given RPM, smaller drives are always slower.