Hello i have an ssdnow v300 120gb and a HDD 500gb.
I use the ssd for windows and games and the hdd for storage.
I want to get an extra one because 120gb not enough for me.
I know nothing about this SSD Raid thing so i dont know what to do.
Someone told me you can merge 2 ssds and they will appear in the PC as one and work as one.
Is that true?
If yes, they must be the exact same SSDs?
So, i would like to buy a 250gb one, but if i have the windows on the 250gb SSD, and i install a game on the 120gb one ( that will no more have Windows in it ) , will the game be able to run properly?
Or should i get another 120gb and if that raid thing is possible, they will appear as one drive of 240gb and ill be ok ?
I do not recommend using modern 3rd generation SATA 6Gb/s solid state drives in a RAID array. There is no reason for it unless you are doing some sort of professional work that could make good use of a RAID array.
RAID arrays normally require identical ssd's. I noticed you have a Kingston SSDNow V300 ssd. Temporarily I do not recommend purchasing a V300. A problem has developed with some of the ones sold during the past 90 days. Here is a link to a forum post about the problem that you should read:
agree with Johnny, if you get a 250GB and put it in a raid array with your 120GB, you'll see just 240GB in total and lose the remainder. It'll be faster but less fault tolerant.
The best way to do this is use it as a simple storage drive, and install/move games onto it. Steam can host separate libraries, i.e. multi player games where load time is important can be on the new ssd, single player games where it is not so, put them on the HDD.
Making them look like 1 drive is complex, and full of risks that you need to be aware of, and have backup plans to mitigate.
OK thanks !
So i can just buy a Samsung 840 EVO 120gb, install windows on it, uninstall windows from the other.
And i can install the games on both SSDs, no matter if they have windows installed or not?