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Windows 7: Setting up RAID between 80 GB and 500 GB?

25 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I like it. But, there are two V series drives out now so get the right one.

SNV125-S2 is the first generation and I believe that Kingston is already starting to phase them out.

SNV425-S2 is the one I have.

There are also V+ drives, which as you might guess, are superior to the SNV425 drive and they also carry a heavier price tag.

Also, check here:
Though it was a thread started to show off your SSD performance, there is a wealth of knowledge being traded back and forth within this thread concerning all things SSD.

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26 Mar 2010   #12

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

yes, get an SSD and run the OS from it..
they're really amazing..!!
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26 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If you've read good things about RAID (which means they were over-hyped marketing fluff), then surely you would have seen that in your situation, you'd be left with a total usable space of 160 GB. That's derived from 80 GB x 2. Would you really want to waste all that space for very little to absolutely no gain?

RAID on a desktop, in a single user environment is a waste of time and effort. Anandtech did a very thorough review that has been considered the standard, end-all answer to this for several years now.

In your situation, the word RAID shouldn't be in planning, or in BIOS settings. Chances are, the 80 GB drive is slower than the 500 GB. I'd either invest in an SSD, or get a second 500 GB drive. You could use one as your OS, apps, and games, and then save the second as your D drive, for user created data, pics, etc. You aren't going to see any real measurable difference in performance in games by separating them out from your OS drive.
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27 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Oh, I plan on only using the desktop for games. I used to have my OS and games on the same drive, but it failed on me. I didn't lost anything important, but I did lose about a day and a half of installing. Even so, if the drive holding the OS failed again, I think I would have to reinstall all the games again since there re no registry entries, paths, etc.
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