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128gb raid 0 worth it?

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  • NAS / RAID
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January 2, 2014 8:47:40 AM

So I have had my pc for about 5 months now and i have a samsung 128gn 840 pro i was wondering if i should get another one and run them in raid because the extra storage and performance would be really great. Forget about a 256gb i cant buy right now just tell me the raid is worth it

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January 2, 2014 8:56:18 AM

It depends on what you're hoping for performance-wise. RAID is nice for some applications, and it may give you a bit of a performance enhancement gaming-wise, but there's not a 100% guarantee of that for all games. Plus, in RAID 0 there is no parity (which guards against information loss) so if one drive goes, everything goes.

*EDIT* - I forgot to mention that you should, for any setup but especially with RAID 0, backup your data religiously! Not that RAID setups just blow out all the time but I have SO many customers that put precious business information on their RAID 0s and then take out the drive or lose it or corrupt it.
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January 2, 2014 9:05:19 AM

Prostar Computer said:
It depends on what you're hoping for performance-wise. RAID is nice for some applications, and it may give you a bit of a performance enhancement gaming-wise, but there's not a 100% guarantee of that for all games. Plus, in RAID 0 there is no parity (which guards against information loss) so if one drive goes, everything goes.


Yea but a lot of people's drives don't fail in raid Ive asked and seen on other forums plus I wanted more ssd space because my 128 is almost full and a lot of upcoming games are coming

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January 2, 2014 10:01:47 AM

Yes, I did not mean to imply RAID was intrinsically unreliable. Just that both drives must maintain their integrity or the information can be lost.
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January 2, 2014 10:20:26 AM

So at the end of the day should I risk buying another ssd and running raid or not I just really wanted more ssd space without buying one large ssd because then I would have to get rid of my 128gb 840 pro
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January 2, 2014 11:12:32 AM

Your best cost to storage ratio will come in buying a mechanical storage drive (hard drive) rather than a SSD, then use it as a standalone data drive. I wouldn't call it a "risk" by buying another SSD and putting it in RAID 0, just be sure you take care of the system and always have a backup!
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January 2, 2014 11:17:55 AM

Thanks I really appreciate the help
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