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April 9, 2014 6:44:56 PM

I have been pouring over the threads on raid here, and don't quite see the answer I'm looking for. I need some direct simple advice. Let me start with my spec's
os: windows 7 pro
gpu: evga 760 4gb ftw
cpu: i7-3770k
mobo: asrock extreme 6 z77
storage: samsung evo 250 gb ssd
+2 tb seagate dump.
ram: 16 gb"s of good ol' 1600 (crucial sport)
and general items like optic drives and coolers.
All is ok, but, for an interest I was thinking of adding another evo 250 for a raid 0 config. As I look at the post's I see many are a tad aged.
My question's: Is there a real difference for running program's such as photoshop cs6 (a lot) and blender 3d etc..I have no need for video games (and they are in the cloud with origin
anyway). I believe I will need a fresh install of window's 7 pro (got it) and have no problem's starting with clean slate on system. would this be recommended over a new 500gb samsung pro? As I have built this system and repaired many other's (not a computer specialist, just a lot of common sense type stuff) would this be something to shy away from? This computer is my graphic's station.

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April 9, 2014 6:49:26 PM

when you are using your PC, do you find yourself waiting whilst the HDD LED (for the SSD) flashes away? I'm trying to ascertain if one SSD is holding you up.

They are already immensely fast. With RAID 0, you have twice the chance of losing your stuff, because if the either drive fails, it's gone.

BTW, Origin games are stored on your PC, only the games saves are sync'd to the cloud.
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April 9, 2014 6:59:55 PM

leeb2013 said:
when you are using your PC, do you find yourself waiting whilst the HDD LED (for the SSD) flashes away? I'm trying to ascertain if one SSD is holding you up.

They are already immensely fast. With RAID 0, you have twice the chance of losing your stuff, because if the either drive fails, it's gone.

BTW, Origin games are stored on your PC, only the games saves are sync'd to the cloud.


Yes, my bad on the games, I did have to download them again one time ha..tells ya how often I play them! To be honest, my system is lightning quick. I am in college for graphic design (using adobe cs6) and use mac's in class and swear those are just a step above a commador 64k straight out of 1981. Was just gonna do a little upgrade, thought about more memory, but that is fine or another video card (running independent) for blender..or upgrading to a pro version samsung 500gb. Ultimately needed just a tad bit bigger ssd, they tend to spoil ya and next thing you want all your program's on one.
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