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Will using 2 SSD drives in Raid help?

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October 29, 2012 11:18:25 PM

i am thinking of buying 2 SSD hard drives and setting them up in raid but not sure if it is worth it. can some1 explain the advantages to doing that and what raid setting to use, and how.

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a b G Storage
October 30, 2012 12:04:05 AM

Help what? What are you going to use it for?
October 30, 2012 12:10:39 AM

rgd1101 said:
Help what? What are you going to use it for?

quick windows start up and for gaming
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October 30, 2012 12:23:35 AM

SSD's are so fast that a RAID would in fact saturate the Sata 6Gbps interface and quite possibly bottleneck. if all you're using it for is quick windows start up or gaming 1 SSD's speed is more than enough a decent SSD is reading at close to 570MB/s and writing at just a shade over 500MB/s a RAID isn't going to make that much faster.
a b G Storage
October 30, 2012 12:28:21 AM

You really won't see much of an increase. Raid works best with large files, and an OS is made up of a lot of small files. You also run the risk of data loss because as a raid 0 stripe(across 2 drives) if 1 drive fails, you loose the data that was on both drives - even on the one that still works. In my opinion, you're better off just installing them as 2 seperate drives.
October 30, 2012 1:20:22 AM

thx for the input.
a c 98 G Storage
October 30, 2012 4:31:58 PM

SSD will dramatically improve boot times, but RAID doesn't make it any better. THG did a article to that fact.

SSD DO NOT speed up gaming. Only loading maps (i.e. reading from disk).