Hi gang.....I'm hoping someone can give me a little help with a build I'm doing tomorrow.
My question is raid setup.....how should I go about this? Should I use the Marvell SATA 6 connectors, or the Intel....and should I raid 0 or 1 or 5 .....your input is greatly appriciated. Hardware listed below.
Should I use the Marvell SATA 6 connectors, or the Intel....and should I raid 0 or 1 or 5
What are you looking to accomplish.
RAID 1 will essentially give you two copies of everything, one on each SSD .... if one of the SSD's goes south, the other will keep you up and running. Toital size = the size of 1 SSD
RAID 0 will split the data between the two SSD's doubling read / write speeds, doubling capacity and give you great benchmark scores. If one SSD goes south, you lose everything. As far as real worl dperformance in gaming and typical applications, you'll be hard pressed to see a difference.
If you want to run RAID with the SSDs your choices are RAID 0 (performance) or RAID 1 (redundancy). I would run the SSDs in RAID 0 for best performance and keep things backed up on the Seagate Momentus drive. What does your MB manual say about which connectors to use for RAID?