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[SOLVED] RAID0 vs Optane

danwellman

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Hi, just looking for some advice. I've currently got a pair of 240Gb Sandisk Extreme Pro SSDs drives in a RAID0 configuration. I bought a 32Gb Intel Optane M2 SSD recently but have since learned that these cannot be used with drives in RAID0...

So I just wondered, which is better in terms of performance - the Optane plus one of the existing SSDs, or the current RAID0 setup without the Optane at all?
 
The little Optanes were years past their prime even when new. (As stated above, they might have made a little sense in the days of normal SSDs costing $500 for 128 GB, etc..)

With low cost SSDs in both SATA and NVME now plentiful, they are even more useless, as they essentially waste a good NVME slot, of which many mainboards only have one or two in NVME flavor.
 

danwellman

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Ok cool, thanks for the advice all. So switching to a single NVME drive is the way to go?

Any recommendations for a solid NVME drive around 500GB?

Are these supported by ROG Maximus XI Hero?
 

USAFRet

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Ok cool, thanks for the advice all. So switching to a single NVME drive is the way to go?

Any recommendations for a solid NVME drive around 500GB?

Are these supported by ROG Maximus XI Hero?
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1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)


Samsung 970 EVO, Crucial P1, Intel 660p...others.
 

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