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Do I need to short stroke RAID0 array if it's being used for data?

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I'm installing a Crucial C300 (128GB) when I get off work tonight. Currently I have a short stroked RAID0 array handling the OS. After tonight, the SSD obviously will. With that said, i want to use a RAID0 array for storing all my music and non-speed sensitive apps and other misc. crap. I'm not worried about redundancy as I already have two 2TB WD's in RAID1 for long-term storage/protection.

As far as the RAID0 goes, should I even bother shot stroking? I know the benefit of SS is for reduced access times. Since my OS won't be on the RAID0 array any longer, bulk transfer times are the only thing I'm worried about, hence no reason for the few millisecond increase from SS.

Is my logic correct or should i still SS the RAID0 data array?
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i think you are correct. i wouldn't worry about SS the raid as you will put all your needed stuff on the SSD so it loads faster.
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I wouldn't bother short-stroking the array either, and i don't. I have a 500GB RAID0 for steam and it's just 2 regular hard drives, with no short stroking.
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that's what i thought. The only reason it was SS'd before was because the OS was on it. But now it's just going to hold my 100+GB music collection (as it won't fit on the SSD), downloads, non-speed dependent apps, etc. And all of that will be backed up (along with other files) on the raid 1 2TB array.
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