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Hi guys , right now i'm using a kingston V300 120 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107
and im going to make a new order for some more storage and i want to make a ssd raid 0
when i will reinstall my windows
And i want to get a better ssd , im able to make a raid 0 between the one im using right now
and a Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045 ?
I think i will be able because a raid 0 it's like the "0" writes to one hard and the "1" writes to the another
So i will be able to do a raid 0 between those two different ssd's ?
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    As long as the 2 (or 3, or 4, or however many drives you have) plug into and work on the same controller, you can use ANY drive to make a RAID 0 array. To put it simply though, remember that if you use different size drives, for instance a 120 gig and a 500 gig, the usable size of the array would be 240 gig, and the other 380 gig of space left on the larger drive is not usable. So its practical to use drives of the same size, and of the same performance level, but yeah, you can basically use any drives you want.
  2. jitpublisher said:
    As long as the 2 (or 3, or 4, or however many drives you have) plug into and work on the same controller, you can use ANY drive to make a RAID 0 array. To put it simply though, remember that if you use different size drives, for instance a 120 gig and a 500 gig, the usable size of the array would be 240 gig, and the other 380 gig of space left on the larger drive is not usable. So its practical to use drives of the same size, and of the same performance level, but yeah, you can basically use any drives you want.


    Both of them use the controller SandForce SF-2281 so i will be able to use both because they are 120 gb and same controller right ?
  3. I meant the RAID controller (sata ports) on your motherboard. The drives themselves, it doesn't matter.
    In short, yes these 2 drives will work in RAID 0 just fine.
  4. Yes, you will be able to. IMHO you shouldn't. You lose TRIM and the SSDS will slow down over time. If either one fails, all the data is lost. At least do frequent backups.

    If I had two SSDs I'd either have them as separate drives or let Windows combine the space with active volumes.
  5. WyomingKnott said:
    Yes, you will be able to. IMHO you shouldn't. You lose TRIM and the SSDS will slow down over time. If either one fails, all the data is lost. At least do frequent backups.

    If I had two SSDs I'd either have them as separate drives or let Windows combine the space with active volumes.


    I agree, I just get tired of telling people that RAID 0 is not a great option on a desktop or home PC with the modern drives we have today. The problems it can create just simply outweight any benefits, if there are any benefits at all. I have got to the point I just answer the question if I can, and let them find out the rest for themselves.
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