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Raid0 2x storage drives, is disabling windows write cache buffer flushing safe?

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I have 2 storage drives 6tb wd blacks in raid0. I need them for fast performance for transfering large files. The files themselves are not absolutely crucial in terms of data loss. Would I be safe running them with windows write cache buffer flushing disabled? I dont store my OS on them or anything. Just large files I use for certain software.
Edited by happyluckbox - 9/24/17 at 5:02pm
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As I understand it, the risks are that sometimes during a write operation if the computer shuts down, I may lose the data that was being written. But it wont corrupt the rest of the data on the drive will it?
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I run 2x2tb drives in RAID0 on Intel Z170, Windows buffer flushing disabled for best performance per Intel RST software. I've had a few system crashes over the years and never lost any data, but the only writes taking place during a crash were torrents which would correct any data errors automatically anyway.
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You should be fine. As always just maintain a backup.
 
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