M.2 RAID 0 OS drive failure

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  1. CHuntMD

    CHuntMD Newbie

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    My Jan 2015 GT72 2QE came with 4 Kingston 128GB M.2 in a RAID 0 (aka stripe).

    It froze up last night, reboot to the BIOS screen and it only shows 3 M.2, Compare the serial number and the M.2 in the SSD1 slot is the dead one, reseat all 4 and no go.

    I don't think there is a possible recovery.

    So is RAIDing M.2 still necessary?
    Could I just get 2 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280 - WDS100T2B0B
    and R1 mirror them?
    Or just use a single m.2?

    Thanks
    CEH in MD
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Raiding any ssd for consumer workloads was hardly needed.
     
  3. CHuntMD

    CHuntMD Newbie

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    I'm guessing in late 2014 4x128gb m.2 were way cheaper than a single 512gb if it was even available back then.
    Hate having to reinstall win10.
     
  4. ole!!!

    ole!!! Notebook Prophet

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    i am already uncomfortable for two drive raid 0 especially when benefits are barely noticeable and in most cases have performance regression, this laptop comes with 4? lmao marketing douches.

    go for a single drive now its much cheaper.
     
  5. CHuntMD

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    Single 1TB will be here tomorrow. Worst thing about all this is I lost my saved games for No Man's Sky!
     
  6. Porter

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    Doesn't it have cloud saves? So maybe another copy is still online? That's saved my bacon in other games before.

    I use RAID 0 to lessen the total number of drives and simplify my operation and backups, never for any performance gains. I always use the largest drives I can get so I can't just get a bigger drive.
     
  7. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Don't do RAID 0 since there's no benefits to this. RAID 1 is a more secure option since SSD already provides high performance in bandwidth and then RAID 1 helps you to secure your data.
     
  8. Porter

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    One benefit of RAID 0 is the ability to have a larger drive. Get's old having 3+ drives to juggle with game installs, backups, media etc. Been doing that since my first raid capable laptop with spinning drives and still do it today with SSD's.

    I've personally never used RAID 1 because I see it as a huge waste of money, for really no benefit. Only time it could possibly help is during a failure, under all other normal circumstances it does not add anything (no space, no speed, doesn't reduce the total number of drives to manage).
     
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    If you have more drives, then sure because you can still have data backed up on a tier 2 storage. The thing is a lot of these M.2 NVMe SSD (not the model in topic) are crazy fast nowadays so getting it to run at nearly doubled speeds is really excessive.
     
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  10. Porter

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    I agree one should not do RAID 0 on SSD's for speed like with spinning drives of the past, I've heard it could actually be slower with SSD's. I think they are so fast that it is worth that risk for the gain of a way to get a single large drive.

    The risk of how good you are with doing backups, and how likely you think you will have a SSD failure is up to each user and what they are comfortable with. I've still never had an SSD fail as far as I can remember so I continue the practice.
     
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