Not very long ago it would have been a pipe dream for normal computer users to have multiple solid state drives in a RAID 0 configuration to achieve even higher read and write speeds. The recent price drop may conjure up feelings of the old days that our older readers probably remember, when hard drive storage was very expensive, but became increasingly more affordable. At any rate, buying more than one SSD has become more realistic now. And who says you need to stop at two drives? Hardware.Info tested RAID 0 configurations with up to six SSDs on both the Intel Z77 and the AMD SB950 chipsets to find out how the performance scales when you add more SSDs and which platform offers the best performance. Armed with six OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB SSDs we began our investigation.
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