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Is it a good idea to put an OS onto a RAID0 SSD array?

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Not really, Raid0 can give all sort of issues that you do not want involved with your OS, furthermore Raid 0 with SSDs is a terrible solution opposed to simply getting a larger capacity SSD.


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1 minute ago, Princess Luna said:

Not really, Raid0 can give all sort of issues that you do not want involved with your OS, furthermore Raid 0 with SSDs is a terrible solution opposed to simply getting a larger capacity SSD.

Understood, thanks

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8 minutes ago, Valley_ said:

Read the title :)

Why would you even want your OS on a RAID0 to begin with? A regular SSD is plenty for loading the OS from, it's all the processing the OS does when it's loading that becomes the bottleneck and not the storage-media's speed.


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RAID 0 boosts sequential performance while reducing 4KQ1T1 performance.

 

The snappiness of an OS is most directly impacted by high 4KQ1T1 performance.
 

A larger, faster single SSD is the way to go for an OS and apps drive.

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With RAID 0, you will see significant speed gains in benchmarks but, in real life you are highly unlikely to notice any difference. It's just not worth the risks, backups or no backups, unless you want the bragging rights (not a bad thing if that is what is important to you).


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As long as anyone is oppressed, no one will be safe and free.

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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