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Boot Drive: Samsung 840 120GB vs. Vertex 4 Raid 0

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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.
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.
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