RAID0 two SSD worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Agnoslibertine, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Agnoslibertine macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2011
    If I connect two SDD's (samsung EVO) in my mac mini, in raid 0, will it be worth the speed boost. Will I get double the speed?

    Reason I ask, is because I remember reading somewhere, that there is a maximum on data transfer.
  2. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    You will get speeds of around 1GB/s but in everyday use you will not notice much of a difference, unless you do very HDD intensive tasks.

    In fact it may even be slower on some tasks, although the difference between RAID0 and a single drive setup in that regard are in the order of milliseconds, so don't worry about that.
  3. COrocket macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    You will get approximately double the speed. It will be a little less because it is a software RAID and there is some overhead. There is a maximum transfer rate of 6 Gb/s on each SATA port, so expect a limitation of around 12 Gb/s in RAID0. What are you using the computer for? You probably won't notice the difference between using a single SSD in day to day usage.

    There are some threads on the subject already (with slightly different SSD's)

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