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Ok, so I want to setup RAID 0 on my computer because I recently added another SSD to the family. But my main concern is, would I need to reinstall my files? Like to have RAID actually happening, would I have to reinstall all my files again or would Windows move the files into different drives after it is setup?
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when you setup raid, all the data in the drives will be erased
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I personally wouldn't RAID SSDS. There is very little benefit to doing so in real worl applications, and in fact you lose TRIM so over time it actually becomes worse.
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I personally wouldn't RAID SSDS. There is very little benefit to doing so in real worl applications, and in fact you lose TRIM so over time it actually becomes worse.

speed is not the only reason why you want to raid ssd's.
most of the ssd's has BGC, so it won't get worse over time.
you can clone your system from the raid array, secure erase it if you notice that its getting slower, then restore the system
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/5/12 at 12:16am
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Ok, I guess I will do a new setup.
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Ok, I guess I will do a new setup.

if you don't want to do a new setup, clone your boot drive first, then build the raid array, then install the clone there
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speed is not the only reason why you want to raid ssd's.
most of the ssd's has BGC, so it won't get worse over time.
you can clone your system from the raid array, secure erase it if you notice that its getting slower, then restore the system

No? perhaps the other reason is that the user wants double the failure rate?

It's certainly not for the extended size. You can just span the volume in windows for that without any nasty side effects.
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that is it, clone the current SSD the create a RAID 0 array with your two drives which esentially will make it one larger drive then install the clone there or just do a fresh install if you can thumb.gif
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speed is not the only reason why you want to raid ssd's.
most of the ssd's has BGC, so it won't get worse over time.
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No? perhaps the other reason is that the user wants double the failure rate?

It's certainly not for the extended size. You can just span the volume in windows for that without any nasty side effects.

well, i raid'ed my two force 3 120gb for the main reason of extended size, speed boost is just a plus, see my build log, link on my sig.
failure rate? that's why theres this thing called backup/clone, so if it fails then you can restore it, easy as pie.
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