MSI GS70 SSD upgrade

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  1. mihapodb

    mihapodb Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am running out of space on my MSI GS70 Stealth Pro. It has only 128GB SSD.

    I still have a free slot for another disk, I am thinking of buying one more 128GB SSD and make a RAID0.

    The built in SSD: https://geizhals.eu/toshiba-hg6k-12....html?hloc=at&hloc=de&hloc=eu&hloc=pl&hloc=uk
    Speed test:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rx5fwb7d5o9kasv/as-ssd-bench TOSHIBA THNSNJ12 22.09.2018 18-23-07.png?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jqjssg9in4hyth4/as-ssd-bench TOSHIBA THNSNJ12 22.09.2018 18-23-12.png?dl=0



    Budget is lowest possible, so I am thinking of buying this one: https://geizhals.eu/apacer-as220-12....html?hloc=at&hloc=de&hloc=eu&hloc=pl&hloc=uk

    Or https://geizhals.eu/transcend-msa23....html?hloc=at&hloc=de&hloc=eu&hloc=pl&hloc=uk

    But at the same time, I am thinking of buying just a new 256GB one and use without RAID.

    Your opinion?
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Don't use RAID-0 unless you have a strong backup plan in place because if one drive dies, you lose everything. Your second option of getting a second 256 GB drive to use separately is the better one.
     
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    Running in RAID-0 with SSD isn't going to help much with performance so it's better to just do JBOD. I concur with what saturnotaku said.
     
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    Ok! I will buy 256 GB drive. Thank you for help!
     
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    You're most welcome, feel free to post any questions again if you get any. :)
     
  6. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    raid zero is a terrible idea, you gain very little in performance and just added risk of losing the entire raid.

    These days 512GB cost nothing, I would go for that.

    Even 1TB is rapidly coming down in price.
     
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  7. AU4U

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    No RAID, separate SSD's for the OS and Storage/Games/whatever.
    I have always had a separate drive for my OS. It fragments less (Or TRIM), has less I/O's so it lasts longer and malicious downloads don't get access to the OS, the DL's are on a separate storage drive.
    I go back to the days when I would buy a 500GB 10,000RPM HDD and short stroke the drive, partition 150 GB and only use that for the OS.....
    SSD's have eliminated a skill .... I'm getting to be an antique now.
     
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