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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello friends. I recently bought a m.2 256gb ssd. On my current computer I have a 120 gb ssd which is 2.5 inch connected with cables. My question is that if I can make those two run in a Raid and should I do it at all. Thanks

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You can but you shouldn't. You'd waste half of the 256GB drive's capacity.

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If you raid those two (raid 0):

- the speed will be limited to the slowest, that is the sata ssd.

- the capacity will be reduced / max out at the lowest, so you'll be making 120x2 = 240gb array, what's the point?

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For RAID the 2 SSD's have to be the same size, or you have to limit the bigger one.
So you CAN, but it would defeat all the potential benefits.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you, guys. So the process will be like this. Install the m.2 ssd, migrate the windows on it and set up the m.2 as my boot drive. Am I right? 

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it's probably better if you install fresh windows on the m.2 and then copy your old files to it.

reinstall all programs so your pc feel fresh.

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