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Im thinking about buying a 128GB Samsung 850 Pro for my OS and Programs and a 500GB Samsung 840 Evo or 850 Evo and use a 1TB HDD for Documents, Downloads and Media. I would like to know if i should do anything differnet?

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get one 500GB or 1TB 850 pro for OS, programs, games, and files

Then a 2 or 3TB HDD for large files

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get one 500GB or 1TB 850 pro for OS, programs, games, and files

Then a 2 or 3TB HDD for large files

Would putting two 256GB 850 Pro's in RAID 0 be a good idea instead of one big 500GB SSD

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Would putting two 256GB 850 Pro's in RAID 0 be a good idea instead of one big 500GB SSD

No. There can be issues with raid 0, and some times you will have to reinstall everything to fix it.

So personally I would avoid raid 0 and would rather have more reliable and larger storage. The speed boost is not as significant as it is between a HDD and SSD.

 

If you need more speed I recommend you wait until SATA express.

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Would putting two 256GB 850 Pro's in RAID 0 be a good idea instead of one big 500GB SSD

Actually, I found an article from some time ago about 2 ssd in raid 0 vs 1 larger ssd.

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

 

 

 

If you're planning an upgrade and want to know whether to buy a couple of 128 GB drives and put them in RAID 0 or just grab a single 256 GB SSD, for example, the answer still seems clear enough to us: just grab the large drive and use one.

 

 

There are of course exceptions. SATA 6Gb/s currently limits us to 500+ MB/s reads and sub-500 MB/s writes. Sometimes, that's just not enough. Just take those raw AVI captures mentioned earlier as an example. We use four Crucial m4s in RAID 0 to make sure we aren't dropping any frames. In a case like that, RAID 0 is a must-have, and the fact that only captured video resides on the array means that a failure would be a fairly superficial loss (except the cost of the drive). If you have an application like that, well, then you already know what you need, and you know that a large, single drive isn't going to get the job done.

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The speed boost in a RAID 0 is very significant. I run a RAID 0 with two 120GB SSD's and I have two 1TB drives in another RAID 0. I have an external 500GB drive to backup data and I use flash drives to backup even more data. I would suggest an SSD RAID 0 using 120GB or 240GB drives. A standard magnetic Hard drive of 2TB or more or a RAID 0 with 2-4TB for large files. RAID 1's are for building NAS type stuff or for server type systems where they need redundancy. 

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