Ubuntu 12.04.01 LTS SSD raid

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http://askubuntu.com – I need some help. I am looking to set a new server. I can only use Intel 520 Series 240gb MLC ssds or standard seagate 7200rpm disks. These are the non negotiable options. Naturally as this is going to be running MySQL with its primary task being a MySQL server, and the biggest performance bottleneck being disk io, I would prefer to use the SSDs. However Google is riddled with Fear/Uncertainty/Doubt of using SSDs with RAID and Linux (Ubuntu or otherwise). I need to have close to 1tb of disk space. Now RAID 5 does not give the best performance and is rumoured to not be best for SSDs, so (HowTos)