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Can I create a NVMe raid0 with 2 different SSDs?

my laptop is GE62 VR 6RF 078CN

I wanna build a raid0 volume with 2 different brand NVMe SSD (both 128GB)

is that possible?

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Systems specs: MSI MSI staging six I7 GTX1060 GE62VR 6RF-078CN gaming laptop

1 - M.2 SSD 128 GB

1 - 2.5" SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 1 TB HD

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What are each of the SSDs?

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I think default SSD is Kingston, but I don't really know the module and specific.

and I wanna buy a Toshiba to build the raid 0.

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Two different I/O channels here so that makes it a no go.

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You should use the exact same SSD as the one already in it. This will optimise the performance. If the Toshiba is a faster drive, it will be slowed by the Kingston, and vise versa. It's not that you can't use two different drives, it's just not optimal nor is it reliable.

If your M.2 slot is PCIe, a single Samsung 960 is way faster than the others, plus it has the "single drive" reliability.

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While it might work, I don't recommend it.

You see the whole idea of RAID is using matched drives and I/O channels. When you start using other drives the speed difference between them can bite you.

Without doing the review of the units spec sheets as well as detailed testing I don't think anyone will tell you it will or will not work.

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maybe I'd just replace with one bigger SSD, like 512GB, thanks dude!

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