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Hi guys, my next buy for my 'Lucky7' sig rig is probably going to be a second Sandisk 960GB SATA SSD.

I am after some more space and whilst im at it thought a little performance bump from RAID 0 might be nice.

I was tempted by an NVMe SSD when I built the system but the price put me off considering all reviews showed NO real world gains between a 3500MB/s NVMe SSD and a simple 500MB/s SATA SSD. And then I read about thermal throttling issues etc...

Its about £1000 for a 2TB NVMe SSD whereas a pair of Sandisk 960GB Ultra II's comes in around £550 in total and the current state of affairs show no real world gains from NVMe SSD's over SATA.

Any issues with this? Am I missing something that will make me buy NVMe?

Years ago when SSD's first hit the scene I ran a pair of Crucial C300 128GB's in RAID 0 with no problems.

And yes... I am fully aware of how RAID works, and the importance of backups.

Thanks
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Only if your workload involves heavy I/O disk reads and writes will you see a big improvement. People love NVMe drives for things like content creation or modeling work, where application performance relies heavily on the speed of your storage. Programs like games can't take full advatage of the speeds offered by NVMe drives so steer away for that purpose. Installing your OS on that NVMe can also give you a noticeable boost overall.

Hope this helps.
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Only if your workload involves heavy I/O disk reads and writes will you see a big improvement. People love NVMe drives for things like content creation or modeling work, where application performance relies heavily on the speed of your storage. Programs like games can't take full advatage of the speeds offered by NVMe drives so steer away for that purpose. Installing your OS on that NVMe can also give you a noticeable boost overall.

Hope this helps.

Well seems like the best way for me to double my storage space whilst still keeping performance up would be to get a second SSD for RAID 0 then thumb.gif
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