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  1. #1
    Oct 2018

    Z390 / Raid 0 nvme


    Currently I have a Gigabyte z370 HD3 cheapo special mobo and a Samsung 970 EVO 500gig SSD.

    I'm thinking about upgrading my motherboard to a z390 and I'd like to get another 970 EVO considering prices are coming down. If I do this, I'd like to RAID 0 the 970's if there's any benefit/no detriment to performance. Concerned about PCI-E Lanes etc. (not sure how DMI works on certain motherboards that have it/read some mobos have a 4x m.2 and a 2x m.2 etc.) I realize I probably won't glean any noticeable performance increase (beyond maybe game load times) as it's hard to take advantage of just one 970; but if anything I'd like to not have two drive letters. (I currently have 3 drives, the 500gig 970 and 500gig 850 and a firecuda hdd and moving files(really games) from one to another based on what's new/what I play and whatever is getting annoying; the shit I put on the firecuda might as well just be deleted)

    Does anyone have a similar setup to what I'm looking for that can comment? Can anyone make a recommendation referable to which z390 board preferably around $200 which would handle this situation well? Is it just a stupid thing to think about doing?

    thanks in advance,


  2. #2
    Dec 2018

    Re: Z390 / Raid 0 nvme

    I have a similar rig to what you're proposing and I'm pretty disappointed so far. I have 2 960 EVOs in suicide RAID on an MSI x399 (thread ripper). I used the AMD Raid utility. I haven't run any benchmarks yet, I'm reading through that forum on this site to see what I should try. Qualitatively, I spend too much time looking at the windows-loading circle. When I move files, I get the progress indicator up on the screen. Seems like these things should be mostly gone with this setup.
    I use this rig for 2 things: analysis and gaming. The files on my storage are basically useless. I just want it to run very very quickly, then I can store off the analysis results to a safer place.

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