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ASUS P9X79 WS with 2x SSD Samsung Evo 254 GB - Best Performance Storage (RAID 0?)

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September 7, 2013 2:47:24 AM

Hi,

I have purchased ASUS P9X79 WS MO with two SSDs - 2x Samsung SSD 840 Evo 256GB

I want to setup these components to bring
the best performance.

I am planning to setup RAID 0 using Intel's SATA III onboard soft RAID controller.

These two disk (RAID 0) will be used to store OS, Program files and everyday work (mainly development, some 2d graphics and lots of GPU computation)

In addition I want to use external SATA drives for backup.

Do you think this architecture is OK or there is something I need to change?

Regards,
Seb
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September 7, 2013 9:25:27 AM

mix2ra said:
Hi,

I have purchased ASUS P9X79 WS MO with two SSDs - 2x Samsung SSD 840 Evo 256GB

I want to setup these components to bring
the best performance.

I am planning to setup RAID 0 using Intel's SATA III onboard soft RAID controller.

These two disk (RAID 0) will be used to store OS, Program files and everyday work (mainly development, some 2d graphics and lots of GPU computation)

In addition I want to use external SATA drives for backup.

Do you think this architecture is OK or there is something I need to change?

Regards,
Seb


I would NEVER put my everyday WORK and DEVELOPMENT on a RAID 0 array. If either drive crashes, you'll lose all of your hard work! Much better to get a single 512 MB drive and run it in AHCI mode.

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September 7, 2013 12:51:46 PM

raid0 will offer maximum performance alright, but can you use it? With small files it won't make a difference and from the description of your work you would rarely create really large sequential files to reap the real benefit of a raid0 setup. The backup to the eSata drive will be much slower and you won't even come close to using the available bandwidth of the raid0 Evo's.

I would have to say that a single 512gb drive would probably be a better solution even thought there's nothing wrong with running raid as long as you remain diligent on backing up important data immediately and to more than 1 storage device.
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