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RAID 0 or single drive?

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  • SSD
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October 24, 2012 1:55:33 PM

Hey guys,
I'm going to be upgrading to a 480 GB SSD soon (http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/corsair-force-seri...) :D . But then I realized something! I could get 2 240 GB SSD's for exactly the same price and run them in RAID 0!(http://www.evetech.co.za/PC-Hardware/corsair-force-seri...) This would obviously give me a huge speed boost, but I'm unsure if this is a wise decision. I mean are there any catches I should know about? (Besides data being unrecoverable when one drive fails, I have two other 500 GB HDD's to which I can backup) I have never done a RAID setup before so any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.

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a b G Storage
October 24, 2012 2:02:03 PM

i would go for two smaller raid drives. as for how to set it up read your motherboard manual
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October 24, 2012 2:05:41 PM

I think I'll get it setup alright, what I meant was is there anything specific I should know? I'm planning to restore my system image to the SSD. Would this work with 2 SSD's in RAID?
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a b G Storage
October 24, 2012 2:11:17 PM

Looks like TRIM is supported for RAID now, according to the Tom's benchmarks it's a fair difference putting them in RAID 0. Careful using the image, it does not always transfer everything correctly.
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a b G Storage
October 24, 2012 2:11:46 PM

You won't see much benefit using onboard RAID as its software based. For stability and reliability, I would stay with a single drive.
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October 24, 2012 3:57:11 PM

@maestro: How is onboard RAID software based?

@Chugot: Is there a better way to do it than using the image?

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