Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:51 AM
IMHO you'd be better off running only a single SSD but larger. Just a few reasons.
First what you're asking about is a RAID Array and depending on the chipset (sb950) is known to have issues with some Samsung SSDs which you already have one and you'd need a match for an array.
Onboard RAID does work (I've run 3 Corsair 60GB SSDs for my OS in a RAID 0 for a few years) but is not as reliable as what we'd hope for the long haul. To do it right you'll need a good after market RAID card plus the added drive/s.
Running an array will lengthen boot.
Cheaper and less headache to go with a larger SSD and either find another use or pc for the current drive.
Bottom line is SSDs in an array do bench higher but in real life (for the average user) will go unnoticed performance wise. The only difference I could see/feel was maybe 2 seconds of boot time.
230GBs of programs? Your not including personal files etc?
Could any of the less used/demanding programs be mounted on another driver?
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