Raid 0 with m.2 sata and sata ssd

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by mosin40, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. mosin40

    mosin40 n00b

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    I'm wondering if it's possible to raid 0 an m.2 sata drive with a sata ssd
    I bought a 500gb 850 evo m.2 (used) and i also have a normal 850evo of the same capacity, so i was thinking on making a raid 0 array with both drives
     
  2. SolarBeam

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    You sure can configure them in RAID 0, although before doing that, benchmark each one of them to make sure both cards have the same performance.
     
  3. mosin40

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    alright, thanks for the response
     
  4. Grimlaking

    Grimlaking 2[H]4U

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    My worry would be is your M.2 port may have a cleaner higher bandwidth connection to the storage than your Sata SSD so by putting them in a raid 0 you may actually hamper your bandwidth. JBOD may be better for you if you want to keep them as one logical volume.
     
  5. NoOther

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    Putting SSD drives in RAID is rarely a good idea. The RAID will function at the lowest speed drive of the RAID. The only reason I would do RAID 0 with SSD drives is if I have a number of them all running at the same speed. Even then, the gain you get from it is relatively minimal imho. I tried it for about 2 years, and gave up on it. I would rather have the full size of my drives, then the slight performance boost I might get from the RAID.
     
  6. jimbob200521

    jimbob200521 Gawd

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    Don't mix drive Interface methods, it will run at the slowest drives speed.

    That is true.

    What is also true is you should ditch the ssd and sell it to me. :) Win win!
     
  7. Bandalo

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    Why are you doing this?
     
  8. mosin40

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    lol,, i guess i might just use the m.2 as boot drive and 500gb ssd as game storage.
    BTW ssd has almost 20TB worth of writes
     
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  9. mosin40

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    I may not do it, i was just curious about it ;)
     
  10. Bandalo

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    Well, the reason may matter. This type of arrangement is one of those things that might work technically, but there's going to be a whole lot of drawbacks and very few (if any) advantages. You COULD put a rocking chair on top of a Porsche, but unless there's a really good reason, it's kind of a waste of time.