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Windows 7: SSDs in RAID 0

26 Aug 2014   #1
krustykobb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
SSDs in RAID 0

I have a 120gb and and another 128gb and, One made my Samsung and another made by SanDisk and I was wondering if it would be possible to run them in a raid 0

thanks in advance


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26 Aug 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It would probably be possible (depending on the controller) to combine these drives in RAID 0 but not normally recommended. RAID 0 works best with matched drives. Only 120 GB on the larger drive could be used.

RAID 0 improves performance by increasing transfer rate. In theory this would be near double but even benchmarks do not reach that. But modern SSDs already have a transfer rate such that they do not materially limit performance.

RAID 0 makes things more complicated and has a number of other serious downsides. One being that if one drive fails you loose everything. Backups are always important but even more so with RAID 0.

In this case you would have all the disadvantages of RAID 0 with little performance gain.

Better to use one drive for the OS and the other for important applications.
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26 Aug 2014   #3
krustykobb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the help, I'll most likely be doing that then
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