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mSATA - To RAID or not to RAID on upgrading drives.

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My current laptop, MSI GT70 came with two 64GB mSATA drives in RAID 0. However I'm wanting more space, and I did order one 240GB Mushkin mSATA drive from NewEgg, thinking of using one of the 64GB ones with it, as a steam drive, but I can't help but think of possibly just running two of those Mushkins, by ordering another, in RAID 0. headscratch.gif


I'm just trying to figure if it's worth going and doing the RAID or not. If any benefit other than double the capacity and some speed benefits. Decisions decisions. tongue.gif
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What was that 64gb drives brand,and did you ever had problems.
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I think they are Sandisks, and I never had any issues with them. wink.gif
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Did you try to find same SSDs but with larger capacity.I ask this because i think that MSI haved reason to put Sandisk and not Mushkin in it,like reliability.And can you have third drive in laptop.
Edited by Unit Igor - 2/23/13 at 12:31pm
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Did you try to find same SSDs but with larger capacity.I ask this because i think that MSI haved reason to put Sandisk and not Mushkin in it,like reliability.And can you have third drive in laptop.
Cause the SanDisk was cheaper that's why. tongue.gif
post #6 of 13
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Cause the SanDisk was cheaper that's why. tongue.gif

That's pretty well what I figured too. Lol


And my laptop does have a third drive, a 750GB Hitachi (As seen in my signature.) thumb.gif

Though it's near tempting to buy a 500GB Samsung 840 and pop in it's place. biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 13
If you think on this SanDisks they dont look cheap to me.

They even got same model but but 256gb
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If you think on this SanDisks they dont look cheap to me.

They even got same model but but 256gb
It also doesn't look like the contract agreement between the two companies to me either.

It does not show the contract price for the product service/warranty that the company paid for the order. You can't base anything off if that.
post #9 of 13
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It also doesn't look like the contract agreement between the two companies to me either.

It does not show the contract price for the product service/warranty that the company paid for the order. You can't base anything off if that.

I can see that being the case with any laptop manufacture with all their parts.


By the way, might you possibly have an opinion on whether RAIDing would be worth it or not? biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 13
I didnt put this pictures because i think MSI buy components on Amazon or Octopart.I put it so you can compere retail price of this mSata and Mushkin mSATA and you will come to conclusion that Sandisc is not cheap compere to Mushkin.Yes MSI will not pay 97$ to Sandisc for his 64gb mSATA but also it will not pay Mushkin for his 60gb mSATA 74$.
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