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SSD + HDD raid 1???

Pcnub

75 months ago

do you guys recommend doing raid 1 with a SSD 120gb and then a HDD is that a bad idea cause it hinders performance or is there some type of backlash?or does it use the SSD for performance and the HDD for storage? or should i just save up and buy a SSD with more memory?

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

There would be little to no point doing RAID 1 with an SSD + HDD. What everyone usually does is have an SSD for games and important programs, and an HDD for everything else, like music, documents, and other data. You usually won't have to worry about hard drive failure unless you have a bad power supply or live in an area that has frequent blackouts or brownouts. Hard drives usually show signs before failing, like bad sectors, so if you check for them regularly, you can easily transfer the files that are important off of them.

SSDs are even less troublesome, the failure rate in the first year is significantly lower than normal HDDs.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

and for using SSD for games and important stuff and using a HDD for music etc etc i dont have to do any type of raid right?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If concerned about the hard drive, run the manufacturers' extended diagnostic test prior to use.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Right, no need for a raid.

RAID 1 is mirroring, so if you did that, it would write at the HDD's speed(since it writes to both every time), and only have the capacity of the smaller SSD(since you can't mirror more than the smaller drive can hold). So the worst of both worlds.

Install the OS, programs, and games on the SSD, and connect/setup the HDD for mass storage, no need for any RAID to do that, just some setup.

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