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RAID 0 2x 950 PRO + 2x 850 Pro?

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I am planning to buy a new laptop that comes with two m.2 slots and two 2.5" slots.

So I am thinking of getting two 950 PRO NVMe m.2 SSDs and two 2.5" 2TB 850 PROs.

What happens if I crate a RAID Array out of all of them together and partition it into a C: 200 GB for the OS and the rest for data storage? I would like to have the convenience of only having 2 partitions as opposed to multiple partitions. I know the 850 PROs are slower than the 950 PROs but if they were in a RAID 0 array, wouldn't their total speed be combined to give me even better results?

the laptop will be a CLEVO P870DM-G which claims to have hardware RAID although I am not sure how that is possible in a laptop since it doesn't have a dedicated RAID Controller.....

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Edited by Snappy Phoenix - 1/12/16 at 8:32am
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Pretty sure if you can raid them together the speed will be limited to the speed of the slowest drives in the array. That means a big drop off for the 950's.

If you want to use all 4 a better setup would be to use the 950's in one array and the other two for a storage array.

Not sure how many GB's you need but if I was going to use raid I would make two arrays from the 950's, it would be blistering fast. biggrin.gif

And they are supposed to have 1 TB 950's out at some point as well. They may have even better performance than the current 512 gb versions.
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That's an ad, and ads can't be trusted.
It's just like that 3000MBit wifi when in reality, they just added up speeds attainable in all the supported channels which makes for a nice number.

Even if it would technically be possible - it would be dumb to loose out on the m.2 speeds just to have a small number of partitions.

I'd go RAID0 for the 950s with sep. OS and data partitions and do a RAID1 for the 850s and mount that as a folder on your data partiton.
Ofc. RAID0 for 850s if it's all about speed and capacity.

Et voila, no more than two partitions.
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right, thanks guys

in that case I'll just go with two 950 Pros for RAID 0 and two 2TB HDDs in RAID o as one partition just for my video files where speed doesn't matter
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