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Hi every one,

I used to have corsair F60 Ver.1 as Raid0. Sadly one of the ssd has a problem, so i wan not able to continue as Raid0.

I just received my 2nd one, and i am really confused now should i go Raid0 or Should i install OS in one of them and keep the other for games??


Note, i am gaming most of the time.. FSX mostly..


Please advice,
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i would use one to store your games on

raid 0 is a pain if it fails
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You should not use Raid 0 on SSDs, you lose TRIM. They will be faster at first, but they will lose speed overtime. Should of went with a single larger SSD, as larger SSDs perform better and most of them support TRIM.
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i would use one to store your games on

raid 0 is a pain if it fails
Yes you are right and thats what happen to me before,, thats why i am asking now i dont want to retain what happen again..


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You should not use Raid 0 on SSDs, you lose TRIM. They will be faster at first, but they will lose speed overtime. Should of went with a single larger SSD, as larger SSDs perform better and most of them support TRIM.
Actually i was not able to buy another big one since this 60gb is a replacement from my faulty one..
Now i am so confused, since what you said make me believe that there is not that much benefits from Raid0..
Do you think its better to keep the new one as OS win 7 64 and keep the other one as Games drive.. ?? Please advice..
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Actually i was not able to buy another big one since this 60gb is a replacement from my faulty one..
Now i am so confused, since what you said make me believe that there is not that much benefits from Raid0..
Do you think its better to keep the new one as OS win 7 64 and keep the other one as Games drive.. ?? Please advice..
There really is no 'real world' benefits of Raid 0 with SSDs. I had 2x X25-Ms in Raid 0, and after one died I RMA'd it and then sold it. I see no speed difference in 'real world' tests when using a single one.

I would use it as a seperate drive, or sell the 2nd one, or sell both and buy a newer, bigger, faster SSD. Those choices would depend on my current financial situation.
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I'd Have the OS on one SSD. And install games to a HDD!
And then use SteamMover to move games on and off of the second SSD

SteamMover is in my Sig under SSD App

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Thanks every one, i think i will hold my houses and try to change the new F60 ssd with F120 and use it alone as OS, and keep my other one for gaming.. If i cant retain it i will keep it for the Os and no need for raid0, any more..
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I'd Have the OS on one SSD. And install games to a HDD!
And then use SteamMover to move games on and off of the second SSD

SteamMover is in my Sig under SSD App

At least, that's what I do!

SSD's start having problems when you constantly "write" too them. After awhile you'll start wearing out the blocks. Reading from a SSD has no effect on it at all. I wouldn't keep putting games on my SSD, then taking them off and installing a differant one, because your constantly writing to the SSD. You should pick a couple of games and leave them there, until your completly done playing them. Setup a RAID0 array for your other games and you won't notice much differance in load time at all.
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SSD's start having problems when you constantly "write" too them. After awhile you'll start wearing out the blocks. Reading from a SSD has no effect on it at all. I wouldn't keep putting games on my SSD, then taking them off and installing a differant one, because your constantly writing to the SSD. You should pick a couple of games and leave them there, until your completly done playing them. Setup a RAID0 array for your other games and you won't notice much differance in load time at all.
Don't be a silly

10,000 writes for Intel, and most other SSD
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