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post #1 of 8
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I currently have a crucial ssd thats only 240 gb and got a 250 ssd because it was cheap and had some spare change. Here is my question though. Can I raid them together to make 480 gb's or is that not a good idea because they are different companies?
post #2 of 8
It will work fine smile.gif
post #3 of 8
Yes you can raid them together. Question why in the world are you using raid 2?


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post #4 of 8
I don't think he wants to use RAID-2 on SSDs. I think he wants to use RAID on 2 SSDs.

You should be able to use RAID-0 on them. Whether it's allowed with mismatched disk sizes might depend on the RAID implementation but I say try it and see what happens!
post #5 of 8
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I'm not lol. I worded that incorrect. I just meant I was combining them together. I forget which raid that is. Is it raid 0?
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by mott555 View Post

I don't think he wants to use RAID-2 on SSDs. I think he wants to use RAID on 2 SSDs.

You should be able to use RAID-0 on them. Whether it's allowed with mismatched disk sizes might depend on the RAID implementation but I say try it and see what happens!
I've raid 0ed two different sizes ssds it's straight forward. You are just limited by the smallest disk size.

After I posted I figured he had to mean raid 0 considering I'm not sure I've even heard mention of raid 2 in years haha.


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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by eaglesfan398 View Post

I'm not lol. I worded that incorrect. I just meant I was combining them together. I forget which raid that is. Is it raid 0?

Yes Raid-0 is combining two drives together to work as one
Raid-1 is two drives that copy each-other so if one drive fails you just stick another one in and the other will copy all of its data onto it and you are always backed up.
The other raids do the same stuff but just with more drives thumb.gif

But i have been successful with Raid off of mobo's so far. My older Haswell build has 6 crucial M4 120GB in Raid0, I bought them piecemeal and added them in two at a time over a couple year period. My current build has 3 samsung EVO 500GB in Raid0. Neither computer has given me many issues with Raid0. The new build has had zero issues, the haswell build has like three times broken raid and given me error screens on boot, I have always been able to fix it, sometimes just removing a couple drives for a boot then putting them back in their spots seems to make everything work again.

I vote go for it and enjoy! biggrin.gif
Edited by chronicfx - 7/11/16 at 2:30pm
post #8 of 8
Hi @eaglesfan398!

It's possible to create a RAID with the two SSDs, but I wanted to ask - you want to RAID two SSDs or you want to setup a RAID 2 with the SSDs?

IMO it will be better to set them up as RAID 0 with a good backup strategy than RAID 2. On the other hand you may consider setting them up as a separate storage locations because unless you need the raw speed for a professional environment (importing/exporting/encoding 40 GB files for instance), then there really isn't a point in setting up a RAID array.

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have. smile.gif
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