My daily chia internet reading, and watching youtube on plotting is endless.
I have a Clevo P960 laptop specs.
2 x Two M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 interface (RAID 0/1) slots (occupied but will remove)
1 x 2.5" sata that I may reserve for the OS. (unoccupied atm)
I have 2 x USB 3.0 ports type-a (UBS 3.1 Gen 1?) and 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 type-c (USB 3.2 Gen 2?)
It’s running Win10 on a 500GB M.2 Sata with a QLC 2TB intel NVME M.2 that is totally game over for plotting. I am willing to take out the current drives to start fresh to get some skin in the game.
- I was considering getting 2 x 1TB Samsung 960 Pro (over $500) to use up my 2 M.2.
- Or going for the faster, larger 2 x 2TB NVME route and deal with the DRAM burst recovery rates.
- Depending on 1 vs 2, I am tempted to try a cheaper 2 x 1TB super fast write option 128L TCL ($120 - 150 each at 750TBW)
- Or stick with one large 2TB/4TB NVME with high TBW and keep my current Win10 drive in there.
- Is there pros / cons to using Raid 0 in the Bios for the temp drive? Some say to keep them separate. If going separate aiming for a larger SDD might make more sense is some cases. This affects all of the above choices.
- Is buying a Gen 4 SSD to run on a PCIe 3 ok for now to future proof to repurpose later on. I had researched many decent Gen 4/3 SSD brands with 3600TBW but they sellout so fast.
I’d appreciate any feedback to help achieve an ideal SSD/RAM/12 thread combo for plotting.