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June 8, 2013 7:07:27 AM

I have one 64GB SSD and one 120GB SSD. I was wondering if I could somehow add the memory of both, to make one 180GB SSD? I tried one RAID 0 guide but it did not increase the memory of either one, just increased performance.

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a c 901 G Storage
June 8, 2013 7:14:22 AM

Just use them as two drives, C and D.

Merging them in RAID increases the potential for failure and complexity, and little if anything for real world performance.
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June 8, 2013 7:15:20 AM

Yeah that is possible.

Check out the second method (or probably first if you can get away with it, I would recommend it to play safe) of this guide. It should help -

http://lifehacker.com/5986883/how-to-combine-multiple-h...

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June 8, 2013 7:21:55 AM

USAFRet said:
Just use them as two drives, C and D.

Merging them in RAID increases the potential for failure and complexity, and little if anything for real world performance.


Two small reasons as to why this wont work:
You need lots of consecutive storage for video editing, photo editing, or other "scratch disk" needs
You have a lot of games that have to be stored on the same volume (e.g., Steam games) but can't fit them all on one drive

And those steam games wont update on another drive neither, and third party programs may not work.
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June 8, 2013 7:30:09 AM

I suggest you purchase a new 240GB SSD to use for your scratch disk. You then repurpose the existing 120GB SSD as your boot drive, only. You can then use the existing 64GB as either a regular data drive or a RAM drive.

The 120GB SSD is big enough to store your games and programs with room to spare.
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June 8, 2013 7:36:17 AM

radikulram said:
USAFRet said:
Just use them as two drives, C and D.

Merging them in RAID increases the potential for failure and complexity, and little if anything for real world performance.


Two small reasons as to why this wont work:
You need lots of consecutive storage for video editing, photo editing, or other "scratch disk" needs
You have a lot of games that have to be stored on the same volume (e.g., Steam games) but can't fit them all on one drive

And those steam games wont update on another drive neither, and third party programs may not work.


If it is only a 64 and 120, then yes, you may be correct. It is only 180GB of space.
But my Steam folder lives on an HDD (boot is an SSD), and has zero problems in operation and updating.
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June 8, 2013 7:59:24 AM

dingo07 said:
I suggest you purchase a new 240GB SSD to use for your scratch disk. You then repurpose the existing 120GB SSD as your boot drive, only. You can then use the existing 64GB as either a regular data drive or a RAM drive.

The 120GB SSD is big enough to store your games and programs with room to spare.


I've already got a 64GB and a 120GB, I don't want to purchase another SSD. I filled up my 120GB a long time ago.
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June 8, 2013 8:03:43 AM

radikulram said:
I've already got a 64GB and a 120GB, I don't want to purchase another SSD. I filled up my 120GB a long time ago.


Then I suggest you get a large HDD and repurpose your 120GB as your boot drive

The bottom line is - forget RAID. It will not help you in Any way with what you have or are trying to accomplish.
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June 8, 2013 8:21:05 AM

dingo07 said:
radikulram said:
I've already got a 64GB and a 120GB, I don't want to purchase another SSD. I filled up my 120GB a long time ago.


Then I suggest you get a large HDD and repurpose your 120GB as your boot drive

The bottom line is - forget RAID. It will not help you in Any way with what you have or are trying to accomplish.


This. The 64 and 128 exist as ~180GB of space, whether you span them as one C drive, or a C and D. Spanning or RAID only increases complexity and potential for failure.
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