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I'm looking at a Clevo W230SS laptop now, which has two mSATA slots and one 9.5mm SATA slot. I'll be using this laptop for just about everything (general usage, gaming, light audio/photo/video editing, etc), and I'm debating between the two following storage setups:

#1
240GB mSATA x2 in RAID0 - for media/editing
120GB/1TB WD Combo - for OS/games and storage

#2 (same drives as above)
240GB mSATA for current media/editing
240GB mSATA for cache/database files
120GB/1TB WD Combo for OS/games and storage


Thoughts? I can't seem to find a solid answer as to which would be better. I don't mind devoting both mSATA drives to editing, I don't game much anymore so I can easily work with a 120GB share OS/gaming primary drive.
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I would personally say go with the Raid0. I've heard some very nice things about striped SSD's. That being said, make sure you're aware that the mechanical part of that WD is at 5400rpm.
 
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I would personally say go with the Raid0. I've heard some very nice things about striped SSD's. That being said, make sure you're aware that the mechanical part of that WD is at 5400rpm.

Alright, makes sense. I'm looking into it and I can't find anything that specifically says how a separate cache drive could be better than RAIO 0.

And yeah, I don't mind the HDD being 5400RPM - it'll be mostly for longer-term storage (picutures I'm no longer working on, videos I intend to keep, etc).
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