I’m an old fart and belong to a model airplane flying club, and take lots of videos. Until the 8TB SATA SSD’s get cheaper, I would like to come up with faster storage for archived videos. What I was hoping I could do, would be to get a couple enterprise class 4TB 7200RPM drives, and Raid 0 them, and I would use my 8TB as a backup. Is it possible to boot my system off of my 980 Pro SSD, yet still have a Raid 0 array just for storage? Excuse my ignorance, I’ve never done it before. Thank you for any insight.
ASUS Z690-E Gaming Wifi
32GB 5600Mhz DDR5
Windows 11 Pro latest Build
@Edward - just to clarify (in case the web page extract isn’t clear), you can use storage spaces with RAID0.
As for the speed, I can assure you that storage spaces should be as good or faster than any motherboard “RAID option”. How do I know? My son and I did extensive testing over Christmas following his discussions with AMD over motherboard performance. The stats (which I will try and dig out if you need them) proved that storage spaces were better. Wendell and others have also stated that the motherboard option is not the best.
Also, remember that the motherboard option is a combination of low-end hardware and software (the driver). This means that several of the tools for determining the health of the drive won’t work as they cannot see the individual drives. So it can be hard to determine which drive is faulty in a group. so to check this, you would need to undo the RAID to undertake fault finding.
Another advantage I forgot to mention, is that if your PC dies, just put the disks in another windows machine to get your data. Motherboard RAID is harder!
I believe you can also do some clever things such as virtual disks in the storage (so your RAID0 could have drives E: F and G: for example).
And my memory thinks you could create a space that is a combination of your 3 disks - a mirror of the 8Tb and the RAID0 (2x4Tb). which would mean an “auto sync” between the 2 - but that would be catastrophic if you accidentally messed up by deleting something by mistake! However, I can’t find any info online and as I don’t use Windows anymore I can’t even try it…