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Don't waste your money on a raptor, you can almost get a 500GB SSD for that price.
Internal SSD with this?

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Honestly, with SSD, they're pretty self contained. Just connect with a cable unless you need WAF.
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I use Vantec enclosures with all of my external SSDs.

http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-2-5-Inc...NTEC+NST-266S3

Although I only paid $16 each for them back in May from Newegg.

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Honestly, with SSD, they're pretty self contained. Just connect with a cable unless you need WAF.

Yep, SSDs are already enclosed as it is, no need to put a plastic box into another plastic box.

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Yep, SSDs are already enclosed as it is, no need to put a plastic box into another plastic box.
Would it be needed for something like the following that is eSATA (and the Xbone requires USB)?

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I'm very happy with the following external drive:
Transcend USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive

It's so small it easily hides behind the Xbox One. And when I first added it I recorded a couple second benefit load time in Titanfall and Wolfenstein. And recently I noticed the Dragon Age load screens often complete before I have time to read their contents. I guess that's not actually a benefit but the increased performance is appreciated.

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Nah, regular SATA (with power) to usb.

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I'm very happy with the following external drive:
Transcend USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive

It's so small it easily hides behind the Xbox One. And when I first added it I recorded a couple second benefit load time in Titanfall and Wolfenstein. And recently I noticed the Dragon Age load screens often complete before I have time to read their contents. I guess that's not actually a benefit but the increased performance is appreciated.
woW.. That thing is small. It looks much smaller than my Vantec enclosures. And it seems to get decent speeds. The read speeds seem to match the Vantec, but the write speeds are 10% slower. No idea what the actual speeds of the XBOne are over USB 3.0 though. I tested the speeds of my Vantec enclosures connected to a PC.

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I bought Seagate Backup Plus Fast (link is to CNET review), the fastest portable USB 3.0 powered all HDD device on the market. It's a pair of 2TB drives in a pocket-sized enclosure configured as a RAID 0. I bought it a month ago, and of course it's dropped in price $50 to $200 everywhere on sale since, including B&H Photo, from which I bought it to avoid sales tax . (I just thought about calling them about possible 30 day price protection, but being a Jewish owned business they're closed for the Sabbath, after which the sale price ends. I may give them a call about it anyway).

It's a very small device with a USB 3.0 Type B connection and nothing else on the outside (they give you a sort of splitter in case you need to connect it to a second USB Type A connection for power). I connected its normal cable to a USB port on the rear of the Xbox and laid it on top, out of the way the vent. I did some testing of games that I play currently and it trims some seconds off here and there. I believe that it substantially reduces the "travel time" from world-to-world in Destiny.

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I stopped using RAID 0 arrays a long time ago. I used to use them in the late 90's and early 2000's when drives were much slower to get increased throughput. But now the only arrays I have setup are RAID1 or RAID5. WIth RAID 0 if anything happens to one of the drives it's toast. I remember when WIndows XP came out in 2001 and I had issues upgrading a couple of my PCs that were each using several drives in a RAID 0 configuration. Ever since then I've been leery of using a RAID 0.

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WIth RAID 0 if anything happens to one of the drives it's toast.
Why the hell do people keep saying that? It's like saying, "if something happens to my un-backed-up 4TB single drive it's toast" or "if something happens to the internal drive it's toast". A RAID 0 set has to be considered a single drive with multiple HDAs. The point of RAID 0 is not redundant, uninterruptible safe storage, it's speed. In this application I don't need safe data storage since everything on the drive is backed up in the cloud.

I considered the Buffalo Drivestation DDR because it's nearly as fast for half the price (current sale prices for both make it 70% of the price for 75% as much storage), impressively achieved with a 1GB cache, but it's huge (1.8 x 5.0 x 8.0, 2.20 lbs versus 0.9 x 3.3 x 4.6, 0.65 lbs) and not USB powered; it's a desktop drive. I did not need yet another wall-wart and power cable in my system. This tiny little drive was literally "plug and play", hook up one cable and go. It's certainly not as fast as an SSD, but it's twice as fast as almost any other non-SSD for a small fraction of the price per GB of an SSD.

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Why the hell do people keep saying that? It's like saying, "if something happens to my un-backed-up 4TB single drive it's toast" or "if something happens to the internal drive it's toast". A RAID 0 set has to be considered a single drive with multiple HDAs. The point of RAID 0 is not redundant, uninterruptible safe storage, it's speed. In this application I don't need safe data storage since everything on the drive is backed up in the cloud.



I considered the Buffalo Drivestation DDR because it's nearly as fast for half the price (current sale prices for both make it 70% of the price for 75% as much storage), impressively achieved with a 1GB cache, but it's huge (1.8 x 5.0 x 8.0, 2.20 lbs versus 0.9 x 3.3 x 4.6, 0.65 lbs) and not USB powered; it's a desktop drive. I did not need yet another wall-wart and power cable in my system. This tiny little drive was literally "plug and play", hook up one cable and go. It's certainly not as fast as an SSD, but it's twice as fast as almost any other non-SSD for a small fraction of the price per GB of an SSD.

Yeah, I have raid 0 HDDs, raid 0 SSDs, I'd raid 0 anything I can because everything is backed up several times over. The chance of anything failing is remote nowadays anyway. SSDs have no moving parts, HDDs seem to last forever too. When it comes down to it two drives are only marginally more expensive but twice as fast, how can you turn that down?

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