Question Is it possible to set up raid 0 with M.2 SSD and SATA SSD

Jorge24

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I'm building a new rig for game development, music production, and some rendering here and there so I want to have really good storage performance.
I have a 1TB SATA SSD on my current rig. I want to transfer that SATA SSD over to the new rig and buy a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD to set up a raid 0 config between the two. Is this possible?

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If so, would it be better to buy a 2nd M.2 NVMe SSD to do the raid 0?
I've been reading that NVMe has much better performance than SATA so I'm thinking of using 2 NVMe SSDs instead of 1 NVMe and 1 SATA? What are your thoughts? Is this overkill?

Other Concerns:
I'm thinking of buying this MSI 370 MOBO which has only one M.2 slot. Besides the two PCIe x16 slots, the rest are four PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
I think I could buy an adapter to plug the M.2 to the PCIe x1 slot for the 2nd M.2 SSD. However, since NVMe SSDs use PCIe x4, would I be reducing its speed with the adapter?
Maybe I should just buy a MOBO that comes with two M.2 slots?
 
Even if you could mix an NVME and SATA drive (Thankfully, you cannot), you'd be limited to the slowest SATA drive's speeds, so, we'll just say, even if you could..

so...you would not want to....

An M.2/ NVME drive is about the equivalent of 5-6 SATA drives in RAID 0 anyway....
 

Jorge24

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An M.2/ NVME drive is about the equivalent of 5-6 SATA drives in RAID 0 anyway....
Thanks for the input! In that case I'm thinking that buying a single 2TB NVMe SSD would be best for now. However, in the future, if I want to add a 2nd M.2 NVMe SSD, what would be the best way to do that?
Would using one of the PCIe x1 slots reduce it's speed to 1/4 of its capacity?
If so, could I just plug in the "PCIe x4 to M.2 adapter" on the 2nd PCIe x16 slot?
 

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