Hey testedonians! I'm currently running a 128gb Samsung 830 SSD as my primary hard drive and as much as I love it, it does feel a little bit cramped. I don't really want to lose the SSD i'm currently running, it's quite new and I don't have any secondary machines to put it in, so I'm considering buying a second one and running them in RAID 0 - obviously after a windows re-install.
My question - does anyone have experience of running SSDs in RAID and are there any significant risks involved in doing so? If it would put me in greater danger of hardware failure or data loss then I won't bother because although I'd like more space on my primary drive, it's not essential to me.
It is my understanding that you lose TRIM functionality when you put SSDs into a RAID array. I'm unsure if that's for all SSDs or Intel's. From a brief search, it seems like it's for all SSDs, but I may be misinformed.
@Fish_Face_McGee: As of now, I'm pretty sure that's a correct statement. As a general rule of thumb don't expect TRIM in RAID arrays. You would definitely have a greater risk of losing data b/c if one drive fails it's all gone (since approximately half the data of each file is on each drive). On the other hand, so long as you backup daily to an external drive, ect you should be okay and have a blazing fast drive. Just
format secure erase them and do clean install of WIndows every 6 months to keep them clean.