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Have two C300 128GB SSD's...Now what?

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Hopefully this is the right place to post this....
I am getting ready to do my first build and have one big question.

Using an MSI 890FXA-GD70 MOBO.

I have two possible scenarios...
1. Use the two crucial C300's in a RAID0 for my boot disc (my initial plan) using the MSI's on board raid. Buying a raid card isn't an option at this point.
2. Use just a single C300 as my boot disc and put the other one in my laptop.

Don't know if I will get the speed I am looking for using the on board RAID. If the speed difference isn't going to be there I will just use a single drive as a boot drive. I know I could just build it both ways and run the benchmarks, but with this being my first build really trying to avoid doing this 2, possibly 3 times.
post #2 of 8
I'd put one in your rig and the other in your laptop. The best aspect of an SSD is the access time, so RAID 0 isn't necessary IMO. Also the best performance (at least with the Intel boards I have had) is on the onboard controller.
 
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I have the GD65 Board and im using the onboard RAID... It's actually pretty fast, I also have two C300's but 64Gb.
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I think the GD70 has 4+1 power phase.. Don't put a 125w CPU on that


To OP: Either one. Onboard raid controller is good enough for just 2 drives
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one in the rig, one in the laptop.
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Thanks for the quick replies. If I go with the on board raid, do I need to install any special drivers?
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Thanks for the quick replies. If I go with the on board raid, do I need to install any special drivers?
Nah, just make sure you have AHCI enabled before you install the OS, and it should install the drivers by itself.
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I say put one in the laptop. It also depends largely on the specs of the desktop you what to put it in. You may not even see a bit of difference with a RAID0 setup if everything else is bottlenecking you back to single SSD speeds.
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