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SSD's in RAID 0 vs Single SSD

I am building a PC and am stuck on deciding how to set up my SSD's. I plan on getting one or more Neutron GTXs and I was wondering how I should set them up to maximize speed. Should I set them up in RAID 0 (with an HDD backup) or grab a higher capacity single SSD?
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  1. I suggest you start by reading the table here:
    http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/_education/raid_level_compar_wp.htm#3
    and then the descriptions above it. That should help you decide what RAID level(s) to use.

    For advice on which drives to get, it would help to know your budget.
  2. MauveCloud said:
    I suggest you start by reading the table here:
    http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/_education/raid_level_compar_wp.htm#3
    and then the descriptions above it. That should help you decide what RAID level(s) to use.

    For advice on which drives to get, it would help to know your budget.


    I don't want to spend more than 225$ per drive. Thank you for the chart, but my question was more "RAID 0 or single drive" performance.
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    RAID 0 will give you about twice the performance of a single drive, but only in drive-intensive tasks (such as level loading in games). It won't make any difference to your framerate when gaming, and probably won't be noticeable when just web-surfing. It also gives roughly twice the chance of failure (because if one of the drives goes down, the array becomes unusable; it's not exactly double the probability, but close enough), and will actually slow down bootup, because it has to check the status of the drives and give you time to press a key to adjust the RAID configuration.

    At that budget, I'd suggest this for the ssd:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pd256bw
    and this for the hdd:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st4000vn000
  4. MauveCloud said:
    RAID 0 will give you about twice the performance of a single drive, but only in drive-intensive tasks (such as level loading in games). It won't make any difference to your framerate when gaming, and probably won't be noticeable when just web-surfing. It also gives roughly twice the chance of failure (because if one of the drives goes down, the array becomes unusable; it's not exactly double the probability, but close enough), and will actually slow down bootup, because it has to check the status of the drives and give you time to press a key to adjust the RAID configuration.

    At that budget, I'd suggest this for the ssd:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pd256bw
    and this for the hdd:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st4000vn000
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