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2 SSD's, RAID 0, but multiple partitions?

Hi
At the moment I have a 120GB SSD and have to money for a second 120GB but not a 256GB.
I want to run linux or MacOSX in a dual boot with WIndows 8.
However, I only want to use about 50GB for the second dual boot, and the rest for the windows 8.
Is it possible to RAID 0 two SSD's but then create two partitions so I can make them the sizes that I want?
I'm not really sure what happens with RAID as I have never really tried it before. Does the computer only recognize the two SSD's as one SSD?
Thanks
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  1. Well, SSDs are blazing fast. And RAID 0 is the most unreliable storage medium - either drive fails and you're toast, so essentially the probability of a failure is twice as high as running a single drive. SO why make your system less relaible for a small increase in speed?

    Install Windows on one SSD. Then partition the second, install bootmanager and your second OS. Use what is left for data.
  2. I'm not doing it for the speed, i'm doing it because I have never done it before. The probability of failure is relatively low anyway.

    Now back to the question at hand, if I raid 0 the drives am I still able to partition the drives? Does the PC see the two SSD's as one SSD?
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    JackST said:
    I'm not doing it for the speed, i'm doing it because I have never done it before. The probability of failure is relatively low anyway.

    Now back to the question at hand, if I raid 0 the drives am I still able to partition the drives? Does the PC see the two SSD's as one SSD?


    Windows will recognize drives in any level of hardware RAID as 1 physical volume.
    You can then partition it into as many logical volumes as you would like.

    Also, 2 SSD's in RAID0 will have failure rates FAR higher than any Hard Drive, so i would keep system image backups on top of backing up your important documents(which you should be doing anyway) in this case.
  4. This was the answer I was looking for. Brilliant thanks.
    And the only data that I actually keep on my computer is the programs, all documents are on cloud storage so the reliability doesn't really bother me too much.
    Thanks though
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