I'm recently setting up a new computer and was trying to decide if I should set up RAID 1 on my computer.
My setup has a small (240gb) SSD for Windows and maybe one or two games I play most often, but I know the space won't last long if I put everything on it. So I am planning on getting a 2TB HDD as well or considering 2x 2TB HDD in RAID 1. This is where I am planning on installing the majority of my games.
Is RAID 1 a good idea in terms of the performance of gaming? Will there be issues doing it this way?
I've heard that RAID 1 has performance improvements the more drives you have. But I have also heard that there are performance hits as well, so I'm not sure what to think. I wasn't planning on getting a dedicated RAID controller and was just planning on letting the mobo (B350M M-ATX, the specs says it supports RAID 0/1/10) do the work, however, I've heard that some mobos don't handle RAID well which is what leads to the performance drops.
So I'm not sure if RAID 1 will be worth it.
I'm looking at RAID partially for the data redundancy in case of hardware failure but partially for the supposed performance improvements.