Boot Drive: Samsung 840 120GB vs. Vertex 4 Raid 0 Tags: SSD NAS / RAID Vertex Storage Last response: December 11, 2012 11:34 AM in Storage Share harbingr December 7, 2012 10:05:37 PM I am currently putting together a new build. I want to equip my Z77 motherboard with 2x256GB Vertex 4 SSDs (I already own these) in Raid 0 (on the SATA III ports) for holding my Steam/Game Library. Would it be wiser to purchase a 3rd SSD for my OS install (installed on a SATA II port) or simply place the OS on my Raid 0 drives? What would the pro/cons be for using the same Raid 0 setup for my games and OS (besides the decreased reliability)? Would the Samsung 840 120GB (non-Pro TLC, Read: 530MB/s, Write: 130MB/s, 4KB Read: 86k, 4k Write: 32k) make for a good boot drive for my system? Thank you for your responses. More about : boot drive samsung 840 120gb vertex raid mad-max79 a b G Storage December 11, 2012 11:34:20 AM For a RAID you should use similar drives, to get maximum performance! For booting only you can go with the 840, good drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Samsung 840 120gb vs . OCZ Vertex 4 64gb Forum OCZ vertex 3 120GB vs Agility 4 128GB vs Crucial M 4 128GB Forum 120GB : "OCZ Vertex 3" vs "Crucial M 4 " vs "Corsair Force Series GT" Forum Crucial M 4 vs . Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vector Forum 256GB Samsung 840 Pro vs OCZ vertex 4 Forum RevoDrive x 4 120GB vs Vertex 2 120GB Forum OCZ RevoDrive 120GB vs . OCZ Vertex 2E 60GB in Raid 5 Forum Samsung 840 120gb or SanDisk 128gb on SATA II? Forum Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vertex 4 Forum Vertex 3 120GB + 3 WD RE 4 250GB in Raid0 ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Forum Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vector? Forum OCZ Agility 4 128GB vs Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB Forum OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Vs OCZ Agility 3 120GB Forum Samsung 840 pro 128gb vs Samsung 840 pro 256gb Forum OCZ Vertex 3 vs Samsung 840 Pro Forum 500mb limit on Vertex 3 120gb raid0 ? Forum 120gb Vertex 3 vs 2 x 60gb Vertex 2 (in raid 0 ) Forum 1 SSD vs . 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum BIOs doesn't recoginize hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !