I have 3 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD drives, and was curious what would be the best configuration to put them in for windows 8? I was thinking of using one for the boot drive, one for data, and one for scratch disk/cache. The other setup I was considering is one for boot and the other two in a JBOD setup. I don't see any reason to put them in raid 0 as it doesn't seem there would be any added performance since they are already so fast. I'm not concerned about backup because I am already backing up to an external raid 1 drive. Suggestions?
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Are you having them exclusively or in addition to hard drive(s)? Is this a critical system you do not want to spend time rebuilding?
SSD reliability is still an uknown, full of surprises. So RAID 0 or no RAID carries a high probability you may need to restore from backup.
If possible, and if I could live with only 256 GiB of available storage, I would go for RAID 1 (mirroring) with a hot spare (online). Or RAID 1 for OS and applications with user data, cache and virtual memory in the third disk, because it is so much easier to restore only user data.