RAID0 two SSD worth it?

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

  1. Agnoslibertine macrumors member

    Agnoslibertine

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    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

    Cloudsurfer

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    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

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    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)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1510565&highlight=mac+mini+raid

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1701864&highlight=mac+mini+raid
     

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