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post #11 of 24
the ssd isn't what will fail its the array.and yes raid boots up slower.if you don't know why raid 0 is a waste you need to do some research first.because it is.
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the ssd isn't what will fail its the array.and yes raid boots up slower.if you don't know why raid 0 is a waste you need to do some research first.because it is.

This is true. I'm working on a server right now that has a failed array. Both drives check out fine. Go figure.
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Well, its also not going to help at all, unless you are utilizing high queue depths. Some users have seen reported their systems are actually a bit slower in regular usage in a RAID 0, compared to one unit installed.
If you'll read his posts, he's not saying he's doing it for speed; he's doing it for convenience. 1TB > 2x 512gb. That's why he's doing it.
post #14 of 24
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If you'll read his posts, he's not saying he's doing it for speed; he's doing it for convenience. 1TB > 2x 512gb. That's why he's doing it.


I know that's what he said, and like i said, RAIDing is not worth it. Better off waiting for the 1tb to come out.

This is the same guy that ranted and was super PO'd and called the Intel 750 the worst drive in the world because of the booting issues it had at the time.

@rci2990, I know, i was just generalizing about failure. One question to be asked is, why is the drive still completely usable as a single unit, but won't work in the RAID. Also, i've always hated RAID, even before SSDs existed.
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If you'll read his posts, he's not saying he's doing it for speed; he's doing it for convenience. 1TB > 2x 512gb. That's why he's doing it.

thanks for stating this, it is indeed the case.

post #16 of 24
You're going to increase the latency in raid 0. Not a whole lot, but will be present, just keep that in mind.

Also bear in mind, in a Laptop environment you might get thermal throttling, especially if you're using those in crazy que depths.
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post #17 of 24
Really don't think he's concerned about throttling or latency... I really thing he's just looking for a way to jerry-rig a 1tb 950 Pro.
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You're going to increase the latency in raid 0. Not a whole lot, but will be present, just keep that in mind.

Also bear in mind, in a Laptop environment you might get thermal throttling, especially if you're using those in crazy que depths.

I emailed the reseller of my soon to arrive Clevo P870DM-G laptop asking them if they can apply thermal pads to the M2 950 PRO SSDs and their reply was that they do that by default since Clevo does include thermal pads for the M2 SSDs by default. So maybe that would help?

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I ordered a new lappy and I chose two Samsung 950 PRO M2 NVME 512GB SSDs in RAID 0

The other option they had was the Samsung SM951 NVME M2 SSD but I choose the Samsung 950 PRO as its newer and from the specs on the whitepaper seems a tad faster. Did I make the right choice choosing it over the SM951?


the 950 should be superior, thermal alone is reason to move to 950.

Both will be in the slow lane in a few months when XPoint is out, but good options for now
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the 950 should be superior, thermal alone is reason to move to 950.

Both will be in the slow lane in a few months when XPoint is out, but good options for now

Thanks, what a relief to read your post.

 

What is XPoint brah?

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