Question DIMM.2, RAID 0 with *2* M.2 Samsung 970 Evo 500GB SSDs?

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I've got a ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore Motherboard with a DIMM.2 Card, and 2 M.2 SSDs from Samsung .
Im wondering if I could connect 2 M.2s to the DIMM.2 Card's slots and run those in RAID 0 as a bootable device?
I tried looking it up but people were saying that you would need VROC which I don't have access to.... so i don't know what to do ;(
 
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In general consumer use, RAID of any type is rarely a good idea.
With SSD's, especially NVMe drives, the only things you gain are complexity and fail potential.
Zero performance benefit.

500GB + 500GB + RAID 0 = 1TB
500GB + 500GB + No RAID 0 = 1TB.

Exact same drive space size, just two different drive letters. Which is actually beneficial.
1 drive for your OS and applications, the other drive for data and game.s
 

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Idk, I want both redundancy and the stripping of the drives. (performance gains with redundancy?)
The RAID 0 does not stack performance as it did with HDD's.
SATA SSD:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485.html

NVMe SSD:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-950-pro-256gb-raid-report,4449.html

The RAID 1 is better handled with actual backups. That covers both drive fail AND data loss. Unlike a RAID 1.

RAID of any type is rarely the answer.
 

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