I am considering how to optimize and build the fastest storage I can into a new workstation. See question here where I discuss with garycase : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/PCs/Q_24376828.html#a24292477
I've read all I can find on SSD, and I know the listed MTBF are listed 1.2 million hours for the X-25 E that I am considering.
What are the practical MTBF for 2x RAID-0? I know how to compute traditional failure factor, I multiply the individual components, but I am curious of MTBF applies with SSD in the same way as platters. Why? Because with platters, often failures are due to g-shock or vibration or head crash. This doesn't really apply to solid state, so are the MTBF of 2 drives to be calculated the same, or are MTBF in SSD more describing the "life" of the drive, given typical use (ie. given the cell life of the flash, and the allocation/fragmentation algorithms).
I can go with 2x SSD RAID-0 if I feel a single SSD is as reliable as an old platter RAID-1 mirror. What do you think?
If so, what RAID card might I consider, and should I consider a multi-channel card, so the RAID spans channels?