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March 25, 2013 5:15:54 PM

would it be worth it to run a RAID 0 with 2 Samsung 840s or would it be a waste of time and effort?

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March 25, 2013 5:25:03 PM

It would be a waste of time. You won't see a huge difference. Get 1 large SSD.
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March 25, 2013 5:57:39 PM

Don't bother - SSDs get faster as they grow in capacity. Why take the double chance of losing all your data? (Especially with the 840s, which aren't nearly as reliable as 840 pros.)
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March 25, 2013 6:32:34 PM

DarkSable said:
Don't bother - SSDs get faster as they grow in capacity. Why take the double chance of losing all your data? (Especially with the 840s, which aren't nearly as reliable as 840 pros.)

As far as I'm aware the 840 is just as reliable as the 840 Pro. It's less durable, but that's something entirely different.

As for the question, I'd recommend a 250 GB Samsung 840 over two 120 GB Samsung 840s. It's still faster, though not twice as fast, but it's significantly cheaper per GB.
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March 25, 2013 8:49:25 PM

Harleyrider10001 said:
would it be worth it to run a RAID 0 with 2 Samsung 840s or would it be a waste of time and effort?


Quite simply, no. It looks great on paper, but realistically, you will never make use of all the bandwidth of a single drive, and raiding them will only serve to slightly hinder the greatest thing an ssd offers, ridiculously low latencies.
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