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December 30, 2012 1:10:04 AM

I currently own a single 64gb Samsung 830. I'm looking to buy another SSD soon and I wanted to RAID it with the 830. The SSD I want to buy is the 120gb SanDisk Extreme. I've never done a RAID before and don't know much about it so I wanted to know if I can even do it with these two devices. Would I run into issues since they are different sizes and have different Controllers? I head that RAID 0 will only use as much space as the smalles drive, forcing the 120GB down to 64. Is this true? Also if you think there is a cheaper and better option for me please let me know.

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December 30, 2012 4:16:02 AM

korinu said:
I head that RAID 0 will only use as much space as the smalles drive, forcing the 120GB down to 64. Is this true?


Correct. If you create a RAID-0 array with a 64GB drive and a 120GB drive your array's total capacity (before formatting) will be 128GB (64 x 2).

Just use the 120GB drive as your O/S drive and the 64GB as a backup/storage drive.
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December 30, 2012 4:44:04 AM

Dereck47 said:
Correct. If you create a RAID-0 array with a 64GB drive and a 120GB drive your array's total capacity (before formatting) will be 128GB (64 x 2).

Just use the 120GB drive as your O/S drive and the 64GB as a backup/storage drive.


Yeah that's probably my best option. Thank you!
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December 30, 2012 4:44:12 AM

Best answer selected by korinu.
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