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How To Install Another SSD With An Existing One


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#1 george321

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:06 PM

I am building a new pc. I have a Samsung 250gig SSD to be used to hold the OS and its program files. Thats going to be about 230gigs with the programs I have on the old pc loaded on to the new one. I think that is cutting it a bit close for extra memory so I want to add another SSD and make the two of them appear as one. I don'tknow how to do this. Can anyone who knows how give me a hand. Thanks



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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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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:47 PM

I think I probably have a lot more on that drive than just the OS and programs. I will take your advise and eliminate all unnecessary data from that drive and put it elsewhere. I do appreciate you explainations and advice.






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