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RAIDing NVME. Good idea?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to buy a 2nd NVME and RAID 0 them.

 

Is it worth it? 

 

Is the failure rate a big enough issue with NVME drives to warrant being safe and not doing it? I've owned many SSDs and not one has failed, so I'm confident I won't have that problem

 

Will I get noticeably better speeds?

 

Do I need extra hardware?

 

What would you do?

 

Thanks everyone


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2 minutes ago, Thready said:

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Do you mean bootable RAID, or just storage space?


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1 minute ago, Lord Mirdalan said:

Do you mean bootable RAID, or just storage space?

It depends on whether or not I have problems. I plan on buying an x470 board with 3 m.2 slots and I might use the bottom one for my mSATA SSD and run Windows 10 off that if I have problems with booting on the RAID.

 

I'd prefer to put Windows on the RAID drives though


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2 minutes ago, Thready said:

It depends on whether or not I have problems. I plan on buying an x470 board with 3 m.2 slots and I might use the bottom one for my mSATA SSD and run Windows 10 off that if I have problems with booting on the RAID.

 

I'd prefer to put Windows on the RAID drives though

I don't know about AMD< but Intel charges for a bootable RAID "upgrade key".

 

This might help though:

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
56 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

NVMe Raid makes as much sense as deep sea astronomy or gravidaviation

Lol for real? Dang 


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19 hours ago, Thready said:

Lol for real? Dang 

For typical home use the answer is usually no :P

Do you have a workload that can take advantage of (simply said) 2x <write speed of SSD in question>, probably a few GB/s? If not, then no, you won't really see an improvement, or at least you won't take advantage of the fact that you have it.


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I think @Den-Fi runs some RAID-ed NVMe drives, but he's dumping stuff onto them as a cache on his NAS over a 10GbE connection IIRC. I doubt you're gonna reach nirvana by slapping Windows 10 on a set of them. 


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I did it because it was funny, not because it was useful.

Does make for a nice cache though.


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1 minute ago, Den-Fi said:

I did it because it was funny, not because it was useful.

Does make for a nice cache though.

If you don't run Puppy Linux off them, what are you even doing with your life? 


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