- 61 months ago
I am planning to use the typical high speed boot drive with slower mass storage drive setup. But I don't really need a full terabyte of mass storage that most people go with either, so my thought was to have a very fast 250gb (or 240 or 256) boot drive where I would keep my most used stuff, then a cheap slower 500gb SSD for mass storage. My plan was to RAID 0 two 120gb drives to make the fast boot volume, but I don't really know which drives to use. Does anyone have any ideas for which drives would be good for it? I have about $150 (though I can go a bit over, it's not a hard limet) to spend on the boot portion of my storage, does anyone have any suggestions?
The ones I am currently considering are:
3 Kingston HyperX 3k 90gb drives since they're of an abnormal capacity, that would give me more space, probably more performance with the extra drive, although I don't know how they perform, so it might not be that great of an option. Motherboard RAID speeds start to drop off after a few drives, so it might be limited there a bit.
Next up, since they're such good drives, 2 850 evo's. might work.
Those are about the same price as 2 intel 530's, and between the two I can't decide which is better.
Also, I will be using the MSI SLI Krait as a motherboard which I think supports NVME so those drives are fine as long as they don't take up either of the two graphics card PCI slots.