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November 21, 2013 3:09:29 PM

so, i was thinking about getting a ssd. i already have a hdd 250gb, but i wanted to load windows onto the ssd, for obvioous reasons. if i put the ssd into raid 0, will it autonatically link my hard drive into that? because if my ssd fails, i dont want my hard drive to die as well. if that is even how it works. also, using raid 0, could i use raid to make it so that my hdd and ssd be accessed at the same time, obviously for making read times faster? for example, could i put the files for one map on bf4 on the ssd, but the other maps onto the hard drive? idk how this works, so please explain someone

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a c 2051 G Storage
November 21, 2013 3:22:03 PM

shiftyape said:
so, i was thinking about getting a ssd. i already have a hdd 250gb, but i wanted to load windows onto the ssd, for obvioous reasons. if i put the ssd into raid 0, will it autonatically link my hard drive into that? because if my ssd fails, i dont want my hard drive to die as well. if that is even how it works. also, using raid 0, could i use raid to make it so that my hdd and ssd be accessed at the same time, obviously for making read times faster? for example, could i put the files for one map on bf4 on the ssd, but the other maps onto the hard drive? idk how this works, so please explain someone


1. Do not RAID 0 an SSD and HDD. You will be getting the worst of both devices.
2. Do not RAID 0 2 SSD's. You gain little if any performance increase.
3. In a RAID 0, if one drive dies, you've lost the entire array.
4. If you want to save and run things from the HDD, see this tutorial: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirect...
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a c 144 G Storage
November 21, 2013 3:24:11 PM

Do not use raid 0 for a HDD and a SSD. Also in raid 0 if you lose one drive, you lose all the data. There isn't really any performance gain when putting a SSD in raid with another SSD. Using a HDD with a SSD, would actually be slower than just the SSD by itself.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,...


Your best option is to put the OS on the SSD, and data on the HDD.
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November 21, 2013 3:30:42 PM

USAFRet said:
shiftyape said:
so, i was thinking about getting a ssd. i already have a hdd 250gb, but i wanted to load windows onto the ssd, for obvioous reasons. if i put the ssd into raid 0, will it autonatically link my hard drive into that? because if my ssd fails, i dont want my hard drive to die as well. if that is even how it works. also, using raid 0, could i use raid to make it so that my hdd and ssd be accessed at the same time, obviously for making read times faster? for example, could i put the files for one map on bf4 on the ssd, but the other maps onto the hard drive? idk how this works, so please explain someone


1. Do not RAID 0 an SSD and HDD. You will be getting the worst of both devices.
2. Do not RAID 0 2 SSD's. You gain little if any performance increase.
3. In a RAID 0, if one drive dies, you've lost the entire array.
4. If you want to save and run things from the HDD, see this tutorial: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirect...


so i guess what you should use it for is to be conpletely disconnected from the hdd. can i do this with just the windows folder in the ssd?
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a c 2051 G Storage
November 21, 2013 3:35:22 PM

shiftyape said:
USAFRet said:
shiftyape said:
so, i was thinking about getting a ssd. i already have a hdd 250gb, but i wanted to load windows onto the ssd, for obvioous reasons. if i put the ssd into raid 0, will it autonatically link my hard drive into that? because if my ssd fails, i dont want my hard drive to die as well. if that is even how it works. also, using raid 0, could i use raid to make it so that my hdd and ssd be accessed at the same time, obviously for making read times faster? for example, could i put the files for one map on bf4 on the ssd, but the other maps onto the hard drive? idk how this works, so please explain someone


1. Do not RAID 0 an SSD and HDD. You will be getting the worst of both devices.
2. Do not RAID 0 2 SSD's. You gain little if any performance increase.
3. In a RAID 0, if one drive dies, you've lost the entire array.
4. If you want to save and run things from the HDD, see this tutorial: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1834397/ssd-redirect...


so i guess what you should use it for is to be conpletely disconnected from the hdd. can i do this with just the windows folder in the ssd?


OS and applications installed on the SSD. Large games and static files elsewhere.

So....when you get the SSD and want to do the install, have ONLY the SSD installed.
See the tutorial linked above for redirecting things elsewhere and saving space on the SSD.
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November 21, 2013 3:38:19 PM

thanks. so this way, can i be sure that if my ssd fails, or my hdd fails, the other one will be fine?
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a c 2051 G Storage
November 21, 2013 3:41:46 PM

shiftyape said:
thanks. so this way, can i be sure that if my ssd fails, or my hdd fails, the other one will be fine?


Yes. They are two individual drives. In the unlikely event one dies, the other will be fine.

Among my PC's in arm's reach, there are 9 drives spread among 5 PC's and laptops. All sharing drives and data. If any one of them dies...it affects the other not in the least.
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