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Gen 4 NVMe vs Raid 0 Gen 3 NVMe

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I can't find any information on which one is faster. I've never ran raid before so I'm not sure if there are any downsides. 

 

Any information would be super helpful! I was thinking getting 2 1tbs or 1 2tb but I have enough to get gen4 and wanted to know which is faster!

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8 minutes ago, Stoigeboiii said:

I can't find any information on which one is faster. I've never ran raid before so I'm not sure if there are any downsides. 

 

Any information would be super helpful! I was thinking getting 2 1tbs or 1 2tb but I have enough to get gen4 and wanted to know which is faster!

Unless you have a very specific reason for needing "faster" you really won't notice any difference.

 

SSD speeds are so fast these days, there is no perceivable difference to any every day usage tasks. If you have a very specific reason for this, possibly we can help you understand the best option. But if you are just trying to "have the fastest", just don't even deal with RAID, and really don't worry about it either way. If you can afford more space but its Gen 3, get the Gen 3 with more space. The speed difference really is imperceivable. Also, RAID has its own potential issues. If one drive dies in a RAID 0 array, you lose everything.

 

Video of the perceivable difference between SSD's:

 


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Depends significantly on the platform you're using and what hardware/expansion cards you have. Consumer platforms typically only have one SSD wired straight to the CPU, so the 2nd would go through the chipset with additional latency and bandwidth shared with everything else connected to the chipset.

 

 


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