Originally Posted by richjh101
I stumbled on this conversation and it reminded me of quotes on my Synology.com user forum. If you do a search under SSD you will find 1122 posts covering all aspects of SSD use. Also ajhieb sounds like the advice that would be given by a senior monitor on our site. Over years of listening I wound up using SHR2 which is equivalent to Raid 6. When you have terabytes of information gathered over years replacing my data would be very difficult if not impossible.
P.S. - Your data will fail, it's only a matter of when.
I agree completely. It would be foolish to put a bunch of valuable
data on a RAID0 array (ssd or not) especially without a solid backup scheme. But the specific point I was trying to make is that not all data is irreplaceable, or even valuable, and in the case of the OP there may be very little downside to moving to a RAID-0 array.
In a more general sense my point is that there is very rarely "the way" to do something in the computing world. What is a great solution for one person, isn't necessarily the best solution for someone else. Priorities and circumstances differ greatly from one person to the next.
If the OP was outright wasting money (oxygen free, gold plated, titanium reinforced, O2
enhanced power cables for instance) on something that is categorically a scam, then by all means, tell him he's doing it wrong. But his goal is a faster OS drive, and his proposed solution seems to do that very thing at a fairly modest cost and what should amount to a small amount of effort, with pretty few real world drawbacks. Should he be made aware that a RAID-0 with two drives, double the chance of data loss? Sure, but if he understands that, I don't see the point of harping about it.
This reminds me of the "green" movement to a certain extent. Telling a guy that he should switch light bulbs because it will save the planet isn't going to do much good if he doesn't give a flying fig about the planet. Tell the same guy that he needs to switch lightbulbs because the new bulbs will save him moeny, and you'll probably get his attention. If you can't understand the other person's values and priorities, you'll never get through to them. Whining about data loss isn't going to change a guy's mind who doesn't care about his data in the first place.