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August 31, 2012 5:26:21 AM

Currently I have a 256gb crucial M4 that is quite fast, but I am looking to make my system unbelievably fast. I want to invest in a second SSD. So my question is do i have to get a second crucial M4 to set up some sort of RAID or can i get a different brand of SSD. My second question is what RAID configuration would give me the best performance out of my SSDs, or would getting a cache drive be a better option?

Thank you in advance

-chugginmilk

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August 31, 2012 5:52:10 AM

You don't need exactly the same model. You just need an SSD of at least 256gb (it should be 256gb, not more). You're thinking of RAID 0. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
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August 31, 2012 5:57:11 AM

Cache drive is totally useless.....it's a technology w/o a market niche

If getting high benchmark scores is ya thing, two identical SSD's in RAID 0 would be way to go as the speed would be limited to the slower of the two.

For typical usage, RAID 0 is like upgrading from a keyboard that can do 300 wpm to one that can do 600 wpm.....would be a good idea except for the fact that the average professional typist does 60 - 80 wpm.

Other than benchmarks and some very specialized storage intensive apps, ya just won't see any perceivable difference.
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August 31, 2012 5:58:35 AM

raid size will equal the smallest drive in raid
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August 31, 2012 3:38:15 PM

Best answer selected by chugginmilk.
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August 31, 2012 3:39:21 PM

Thanks for the advice...i think ill just stick with my one ssd for now until it gets full then ill probably get a second
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