[SOLVED] Is it possible to run RAID 0 with an HDD and SSD

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so I have recently bought an SSD (32gb Sandisk ready cache) I was going to use it as cache for my HDD (to increase performance) but I have a motherboard with A B350 chipset so that isn't possible so I was wondering is it possible to run my HDD (7200 rpm 2tb Seagate) and my SSD in raid 0 and if so would I need a raid card or not.
 

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so I have recently bought an SSD (32gb Sandisk ready cache) I was going to use it as cache for my HDD (to increase performance) but I have a motherboard with A B350 chipset so that isn't possible so I was wondering is it possible to run my HDD (7200 rpm 2tb Seagate) and my SSD in raid 0 and if so would I need a raid card or not.
That would be the absolute worst possible way to use those drives.
You end up with a 64GB volume, that runs at the speed of an HDD.
 
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No imeant i was going to use my SSD for boot and my HDD for storage
Boot drive is the same as OS drive. The point being made is even if all you have is a Windows 10 install on there it might be too small, once you factor in updates and the fact that you need to leave some free space on an SSD otherwise you cripple performance. Also, having absolutely nothing else on the SSD eliminates most of the benefits of having an SSD in the first place. All you're really left with is fast boot time.
 
Yeah I had a Lattepanda PC with 32 GB of storage running windows 10, it's possible but a terrible experience.

There are paid caching solutions available, including AMDs own one https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/store-mi

If you have a socket AM4 motherboard with a 300-series chipset, you can still enjoy the benefits of storage acceleration with AMD StoreMI software, exclusively for AMD, for an additional fee.
Just another option for you.
 
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Yeah I had a Lattepanda PC with 32 GB of storage running windows 10, it's possible but a terrible experience.

There are paid caching solutions available, including AMDs own one https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/store-mi



Just another option for you.
Yeah I'll probably just do that I mean the SSD was relatively inexpensive so it won't be much off a burden if i shell out another 20 or so EDIT: ended up find a free trail of VelosSSD i try that out
 

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Yeah I'll probably just do that I mean the SSD was relatively inexpensive so it won't be much off a burden if i shell out another 20 or so EDIT: ended up find a free trail of VelosSSD i try that out
Okay final post here before i abandon this thread i cached my SSD (yes i know I'm quite an idiot for not knowing you can just download as software to do it) but here is my results they any good? View: https://imgur.com/leQbX5W
 

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Okay final post here before i abandon this thread i cached my SSD (yes i know I'm quite an idiot for not knowing you can just download as software to do it) but here is my results they any good? View: https://imgur.com/leQbX5W
How, exactly, did you cache this?
What application did you use?

Those numbers are unrealistic...they indicate using RAM as a cache for your drive.
That is mostly reading your RAM speed, not either of the drives.
 
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How, exactly, did you cache this?
What application did you use?

Those numbers are unrealistic...they indicate using RAM as a cache for your drive.
That is mostly reading your RAM speed, not either of the drives.
Nevermind i think those results are exaggerated because i ran user benchmark and its results were more around 500 idk how tf crystaldiskmark got that
 

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Depending on how you set this up, you may be making the overall system slower.

Those numbers point to using the RAM as the cache, not the SSD.
Since you only have 8GB physical RAM, siphoning part of it off for this cache means you only have 4GB left for the actual system.
4GB RAM is very suboptimal for any recent Windows OS.
Huh well i dont remember doing anything wrong i clicked create new cache clicked on New Volume D: (my SSD) and cached it
 

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