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Anyone have load time stats for a single ssd vs raid0?

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In the past I showed that moving to my 1tb evo 850 Samsung resulted in about 3 min less in load time for a massive install

 

I'm wondering what the load times might look like decrease wise going from this to raid0?  I'd assume there would be some benefit from the raid0 performance. I guess it may depend on whether onboard or dedicated card. 

There is also this vs maybe buying 4 regular hard drives and comparing. 

I'd like to increase capacity but lower the load times even more with p3dv4

Any experiences. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Just get a pci ssd

If you are doing standard HDDs with Raid 0 - SSD will be still faster as failure rate does go up with Raid 0.

Now SSD with Raid 0 is something even I want to try

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IIRC, way back when NickN posted some results relating to FSX and RAID arrays. I don't have the link but bottom line, as far as FSX goes ( and I assume P3D) there is no performance benefit in using RAID array. The types of read/writes that FSX/P3D does aren't helped by RAID.

As far as loading time, I can't see where RAID would make any difference at all in FSX/P3D.

Vic

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8 minutes ago, vgbaron said:

IIRC, way back when NickN posted some results relating to FSX and RAID arrays. I don't have the link but bottom line, as far as FSX goes ( and I assume P3D) there is no performance benefit in using RAID array. The types of read/writes that FSX/P3D does aren't helped by RAID.

As far as loading time, I can't see where RAID would make any difference at all in FSX/P3D.

Vic

I can confirm this as well.  Zero benefit to Raid 0 for flightsim.  SSD much better.

Ilya

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I had P3D on a NVMe SSD (2.1 Gigabayte / second reading) and have it now on a normal SSD. 

 

Result: no difference in loading times. 

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Although I can not try to answer the OP's question directly I can say that, generally speaking the faster the drive by RAID, the marginally faster the initial load, but also the greater the problems, the lesser the stability and the (at best) equality of application performance. In other words, from my own testing and experience using RAID to enhance FS performance, it doesn't, or at least it didn't for me, so IMHO, don't... :blink:

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