So I recently did a "I have 3 grand and I want a PC" sort of build (http://pcpartpicker.com/list/dzFZZ8 if you care) and just basically wanted the best everything, without being absolutely stupid and buying like a $1000 processor or obscene amounts of Dominator Platinum. Yeah, ok it's not a great value or whatever, but that's not really the point.
My point is, I did something, I guess, a bit different than a lot of people typically do when they buy a hard drive(s). I took 4 250gb SSDs and threw them all in RAID 0. Now obviously I know the risks of RAID 0 blah blah blah... 1tb single SSD is cheaper blah blah blah... more reliable... blah blah blah yeah, no, I don't care. Does the little peasant 1tb SSD get 2.2gb/s read write speeds? No? Ok then.
Now the only reason I say it is weird is because all of my pasty-white nerd friends (you typically hang around people somewhat similar to you, right?) who see daylight for maybe ~4hrs/week all think my build is cool and whatever, but what surprises them the most is the SSDs. Why is that? Is it such an uncommon practice? I mean I spent maybe $250ish for all 4 of of them, but a 1tb PCI-e SSD that gets only 65-70% the speed costs ~300% more and takes up precious PCI lanes and looks out of place and dumb in the slot as well. "But what if one of them crashes, then you have to reinstall everything and you'll lose all of your important data!". Tbh, if you don't back up your 4tb of Overwatch futa p0rn, then you deserve to lose it. But seriously, who doesn't back up their documents to an external hard drive or the cloud? All I mainly have are games and those can easily be re-downloaded anyway. And do people have no faith in these manufacturers? I'd hazard to say that <99.5% of the drives will fail before their 5yr warranties are up, because they are losing money if they make crappy drives. I work with a 5yr old SSD in a server at work that has had over 780 TERABYTES of read/write history and the Crystal Disk benchmark still says it performs better than the speeds it's advertised as. I feel like my 6700k is going to burn up from the 5ghz o'c (yeah, 5ghz boi) I have on it before my SSDs start dying. And besides that, having windows boot time say the last boot time was 1.3 seconds is nice. So again, why is this not done more? Discuss, because I'm interested to hear what you guys have to say.