Question Curious about a possible upgrade.

Nov 15, 2019
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Hi, I was hoping for some feedback. I currently run a pair of Kingston HyperX 980gb SSD's, Raid 0 and Sata 3 Cables. I have been looking at some m.2 drives from Intel, I know I can add to my board. I am just curious if these would provide a boost in performance. I am certainly happy with what I have, just curious to see if this makes sense, or would even be a noticeable upgrade.
 

Gam3r01

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Running RAID 0 (which really should not be considered RAID at all) on an SSD is generally worthless, but an "upgrade" from that is totally dependent on what you do.
M.2 is just a format, you could still be running at SATA speeds. Im assuming you are looking at NVME drives, which do offer increased specs over a standard SATA SSD.
However, most uses, like windows. gaming, daily use wont see much benefit from NVME speeds as SATA SSDs are plenty fast enough. NVME is really only beneficial when moving/accessing large files (if moving, then between two NVME drives). Outside of that use you realistically wont notice.
 
Nov 15, 2019
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Running RAID 0 (which really should not be considered RAID at all) on an SSD is generally worthless, but an "upgrade" from that is totally dependent on what you do.
M.2 is just a format, you could still be running at SATA speeds. Im assuming you are looking at NVME drives, which do offer increased specs over a standard SATA SSD.
However, most uses, like windows. gaming, daily use wont see much benefit from NVME speeds as SATA SSDs are plenty fast enough. NVME is really only beneficial when moving/accessing large files (if moving, then between two NVME drives). Outside of that use you realistically wont notice.
Thanks, I had suspected it would only be a sidegrade. I run it as a RAID 0 so I don't have to bother with managing things between the two drives.
 

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