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Is it possible to RAID0 2 different SSDs? I have 2 , 240GB SSD and want to combine them for convenience and not speed.
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Yes, you can put two different drives into an array, but the array will be based on the size of the smallest and the speed of the slowest.
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Yes, you can put two different drives into an array, but the array will be based on the size of the smallest and the speed of the slowest.

Anything specific I should so to set up RAID with my MB?
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Will you be installing your OS on the RAID or just using it to store games/storage/temp files?
If you're not going to boot from them you can use Windows to set them up in software RAID0 by converting them to Dynamic Disks and adding both to a Striped Volume.
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Will you be installing your OS on the RAID or just using it to store games/storage/temp files?
If you're not going to boot from them you can use Windows to set them up in software RAID0 by converting them to Dynamic Disks and adding both to a Striped Volume.

Yeah it will be for Windows and games. Its hard to keep some games in one hdd and some in the other.
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Is a raid array going to be reliable enough for a windows install?
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Is a raid array going to be reliable enough for a windows install?

Well it does not need to be really. Only going to have Windows and games and some apps.
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Well it does not need to be really. Only going to have Windows and games and some apps.

I'd say give it a shot and report back your findings.  I have actually thought of trying this myself a time or two, just for :buttkick:'s.  If you do it, make sure you bench both drive individually first, then see what happens with then RAID0 using oddballs for comparison of all three. 

post #9 of 10
If you want a bootable RAID 0 you have to set up the array during a Windows Install, but you can set up a non-bootable RAID 0 in an existing Windows installation.

Note that if one drive in a RAID 0 array fails all data in the array will go to "bit heaven". But, with MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) ratings of around 1,000,000 hours, you'd just be reducing the failure time from never to half of never (114 years to 77 years!) ...not to worry!
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I set it up on my MB and its all good so far.
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