Windows 10: New SSD

  1.    17 Feb 2017 #1

    New SSD

    just replaced the disk tray on my lappy with a second 1TB SSD going to stripe them in a RAID configuration....Any advice or tips in this area.... I wasn't sure where to post this so please move it if necessary
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       17 Feb 2017 #2

    My 1/2 cent and I'm big on data security.

    If you are going to stripe them in Raid 0, then basically you will be putting all your data at risk to a single drive failure. So that would double the probability that you lose everything. No saying not to do it, I would just ensure I have a very robust backup schedule.
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  3. Posts : 1,852
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       17 Feb 2017 #3

    I used a RAID 10 (4 X 500GB spinners) a few years ago, using the motherboard's Intel RAID capability. (Some called that fake RAID.)

    After some BSODs, the Intel drivers re-verified the array. Took hours, although the PC remained usable (with impaired HD performance).

    I've stayed away from RAID since. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad with an SSD RAID 0 setup, because of the speed. (It would take a much shorter time to verify the array. Or does the array get verified for RAID 0? Without redundancy, errors would not be correctable.)

    I'm not sure that I'd worry about reliability. If a single drive had a probability of failure of 0.001 in 2 years, then two drives would have a probability of 0.002 (assuming statistical independence). Multiplying a small number times 2 isn't exactly a dramatic reduction in reliability.

    Do you have an application that would benefit from RAID 0, or are you a benchmark enthusiast?
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