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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    In short what I said... Even witout raid you risk corrupted OS if you go all too far with Oc'ing - undervolt. This doesn't mean its only for raid setup. Once everything is properly put up you shouldn't have more problems vs. single ssd setup. All ssd's/hdd can fail.
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    But your chances of data corruption are increased with Raid 0. Having 2 or more points of failure vs 1... I've never had a single drive corrupt with overclocking but have had several raid 0 arrays corrupt with overclocking (mostly when finding the limits of my RAM).

    To me NVMe raid doesn't make sense. You lose 4k random read speeds (bad for desktop users). Unless you're transferring large files/video editing it's actually detrimental.
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    If this has been a huge problem, I don't think MSI would promote/push hard for Super Raid setup.


    And some prefer to put up Raid array only for a huge storage setup, not for the increaded speed for transferring large files. @Ultra Male CIGAR.gif
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    It's not a huge problem, but it is a problem. Going from ~50MB/s to ~46MB/s isn't huge, but 4k random file reads are where desktop users spend most of their time. This is why optane is appealing. I get the wanting one single large hard dive though, that's why I have a single 64TB drive letter in my desktop...
     
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    64 TB drive letter?
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Just a generic way of saying several drives in a virtual raid that shows up as a single drive (storage spaces).
     
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    Okay, got it. :D
     
  8. mason2smart

    mason2smart Notebook Virtuoso

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    Those 32gb ddr4 sticks look appealing. Would allow for 128gb ram setup at 2666... could completely disable all virtual memory...:p
     
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    Woodking Notebook Evangelist

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    Sounds similar to DFS on Win2k Server - 1 large looking drive spread over empty disk partitions.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    One advantage with Raid 0 array is that you spread the load between two controllers. See.. lower heat vs. single ssd. The NVMe drives run damn hot in some notebooks, then throttle down speed due this. Aka you don't get what you paid for (maximum speed).
     
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