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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSamsung 840 120gb vs. OCZ Vertex 4 64gb Forum SolvedSamsung 840 120 GB Series (Not Pro) VS SanDisk Extreme 120GB Boot Drive Forum SolvedSamsung Magician unable to detect Samsung 840 Evo 120GB in RAID 0! Forum SolvedSamsung 840 Pro (128GB) vs. EVO (120GB) for Booting Forum Samsung 840 EVO 120GB RAID 0 Problem Forum Solved256GB Samsung 840 Pro vs OCZ vertex 4 Forum Vertex 3 120GB+ 3 WD RE4 250GB in Raid0 ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Forum 120gb Vertex3 vs 2 x 60gb Vertex 2 (in raid 0) Forum SolvedDual Boot Windows 8 64-bit/Linux Mint 15 64-bit with Sabertooth z77 Intel RAID0 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB*2 Forum Solved2 x Samsung 840 Pro 512Gb (Separated) vs 2 x Samsung 840 Pro 512Gb RAID 0 vs Samsung 840 EVO 1Tb Forum SolvedHelp - Cloning RAID0 Boot Drive to 840 Pro Forum SolvedSamsung 840 EVO 120GB VS. Kingston SH103S3/120G Forum Samsung 840 SSDs Raid 0 - Computer Crashing - 1 drive says error on startup? Forum SolvedCannot get my Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD to boot-up using AHCI Mode - Please Help! Forum Samsung 840 Series - 500gb SSD Drives - Raid 0 Configuration - Both Drives Post Errors Forum SolvedWindows 8 Clean Install from USB onto Samsung SSD 840 120gb (ERROR CODE 0xc00000e9) Forum SolvedKingston SSDNow vs. Samsung EVO 840 both 120GB Forum SolvedSamsung 840 vs 840 Pro (128GB) for Boot Drive Forum Cannot get my Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD to boot-up Forum SolvedSamsung 840 Evo 120gb Vs. Kingston HyperX 3K 120 gb With AMD CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !