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1x 512gb or 2x 256gb in raid 0?

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Hey guys, Im thinking of upgrading my ssd to either 1 512Gb 840 or 2x 256Gb in raid 0, and I have some questions.

Can 2 Raid ssd's be trasfered to a new computer and work fine? and also what do you guys suggest?
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Having done RAID, its fun to benchmark it, but afterwards, I'd prefer a single drive. If I am not mistaken, your motherboard doesnt support RAID 0 trim for SSDs either. I just bought a single 240GB drive rather than using 2 128s just to make things easier.
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Having done RAID, its fun to benchmark it, but afterwards, I'd prefer a single drive. If I am not mistaken, your motherboard doesnt support RAID 0 trim for SSDs either. I just bought a single 240GB drive rather than using 2 128s just to make things easier.

that's a bummer, thanks for your input!
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1 512mb is better

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

They compared RAID0 128gb vs 256gb, but it's the same basic idea
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One SSD on its own scores again in the contrived tests we put together. The performance differences when we boot up and shut down Windows 8, then fire up different applications, are marginal at best and not noticeable in practice. Single drives actually manage to outperform the striped arrays some of the time, even.

If you're planning an upgrade and want to know whether to buy a couple of 128 GB drives and put them in RAID 0 or just grab a single 256 GB SSD, for example, the answer still seems clear enough to us: just grab the large drive and use one. Using Samsung's 840 Pros as an example, a pair of 128 GB drives will run you $300 on Newegg right now. The 256 GB model sells for $240 (maybe that's why it's out of stock currently). There's also the issue of reliability. If one drive in a RAID 0 configuration fails, the entire array is lost. At least for a primary system drive, one SSD on its own is safer.
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1 512mb is better

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

They compared RAID0 128gb vs 256gb, but it's the same basic idea


Wow, thanks. So from that review it seams that it really isn't worth the time and effort when it all said and done. I will probably go with the single drive then thanks bros.
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