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Windows 7: different ssd for raid

26 Dec 2014   #1
senderj

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
different ssd for raid

I am using a Plextor M5Pro 128G for my system drive and a Seagate 2TB for data. The capacity of M5Pro is almost fully utilized. Instead of buying a new one with 256G, which is more expensive, I am thinking of buying a 128G and raid it with the old one to become 256G. However, there is no more M5 in the market, only M6S and M6Pro. I don't know if these M6 can be raid with the old M5. Please help.


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26 Dec 2014   #2
SilverlightPony

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Is there a particular reason you need them to be seen as a single logical drive, rather than just having them as separate drives in Windows? Using RAID 0 in a consumer environment never made sense to me. I've got five discrete physical drives on my desktop, and each has a purpose--256GB SSD for the OS, 1TB SSD for games, 250GB HDD for video recording storage (gonna swap to a larger one at some point, but no rush), 1TB HDD for downloads and user data, and a 1TB external HDD for my media libraries.
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27 Dec 2014   #3
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

They should be able to raid together fine. The random performance will be the lesser of the two. No reason not to raid 0 and get a sequential performance boost along with the added space. Not that I have a lot of respect for Toms Hardware, but I think the results speak for themselves.

One SSD Vs. Two In RAID: Which Is Better? - Are Two SSDs Any Better Than One?

If I were purchasing my first SSD, I would choose larger. If I already had a good smaller, I would purchase another and raid them (which I did and am happy).
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