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Should I raid my 980 PROs or nah?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Grim5, 25 Nov 2021.

  1. Grim5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Feb 2019

    Posts: 8,903

    So I've got a spare Samsung 980 pro 1TB and I'm using one of these already in my PC.

    Is it worth taking both drives and doing RAID 0 with them or should I just install the 2nd 980 pro as a secondary drive for storage expansion?
     
  2. Snapshot

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Oct 2006

    Posts: 4,308

    Location: Wiltshire

    A secondary drive every time for me. You're not likely to notice any speed increase with RAID 0 and you're doubling your chance of data loss.
     
  3. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 29,095

    Location: Rutland

    I wouldn't bother personally.
     
  4. andy_mk3

    Capodecina

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    Location: Spalding, Lincs

    Absolutely not. Zero performance gain unless you are doing some seriously intensive IO work on them.
     
  5. Trig

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,088

    Location: Leicestershire

    I wouldn't bother either, risk of data loss for not a lot of real-world gain, yes looks good on synthetic tests but really you're not going to see it in the same way as we saw going from spinners to SATA SSD, then from there to NVMe SSD's, on paper they're loads faster but in reality its not tangible..
     
  6. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Dec 2019

    Posts: 4,089

    Location: Planet Thanet

    probably better to use it as secondary storage
    or mirror it as a back up
    messed around with raid 0 a while back with nvme drives
    just out of curiosity because i could lol
    saw no great benefit in my useage scenario anyway
    and though likely wont affect most people
    i also lost my 3rd nvme drive
    if you raid them it wont let you raid 2 drives and have a third
    as a non member
    at least not with my motherboard
    windows storage spaces is more versatile and does allow this
     
  7. mickyflinn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

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    Location: West Side

    Raid 0 could loose all your data so its not worth it, m2 drives are fast enough.
     
  8. Syore

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Nov 2021

    Posts: 105

    Location: UK

    Best to keep it as a secondary drive; raiding it makes no sense at the moment.
     
  9. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 16,346

    Location: Midlands

    If your doing video editing then yea raid it up. Other than that no point
     
  10. jrwagh333

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 5,736

    You're on a PC enthusiast forum. RAID them immediately!