Originally Posted by Rockr69
I'm really confused an the whole ssd/raid thing. If 1 SSD rips it up wouldn't I just be better off getting like a 120GB for my OS and Programs and use the necessary sized platter drive for Media storage with a second platter drive of necessary size to use as a backup? Less money spent, still having kickass performance with the security of a separate drive for backup. Or is it just a how fast can I make it thing? It's all about bang for my buck. I don't need the fastest hotrod on the block as long as what I have makes me pee in my pants when I drop the hammer, so to speak.
Actually yes you would be better off getting a 120GB for OS and programs and storing your media on a platter drive. I get by with a 60GB for my OS and programs, 120GB for Steam+Games and mechanical for the rest of my storage, video and music etc. You can easily get by with a 30GB OS drive as an SSD and it will make a huge difference to your day to day speed of doing things.
RAID 0 is basically a waste of time for SSDs, in fact I believe RAID 0 is a waste of time in almost all situations though so maybe I'm biased. Mechanical drives RAIDed to be twice as fast are still .... well ... very very slow. So pointless.
People who RAID thier SSDs tend to be enthusiasts doing it for the sake of doing it and enjoying their amazing benchmarks - and why not we all love this computer malarkey as a hobby.
Originally Posted by Enigma8750
Question. Would that make 60 gigs of harddrive space or would it stay at 30 gigs. Trust me I think I already know the answer to the question but I need confirmation since I never used any raid at all.
This is one situation where it might be worth RAIDing since you already have one half of the array, so it's a cost effective upgrade. As you already know yes if you RAID 0 them you'd have a 60GB drive total. Don't forget that you lose TRIM when you RAID an SSD though, which means the drive will not tidy up after itself so well when you delete stuff. It will gradually degrade in performance and need an secure erase/reimage the OS eventually. In your situation I'd be inclined to just leave the drives as two seperate SSDs, one for the OS and one for program files and games perhaps.