SAMSUNG 960 PROS (2X512GB&1X2TB), SAMSUNG 850 PRO (2X 2TB)
For our OS storage, we knew we wanted something a little faster than your standard M.2 PCIe SSD, and right now, the only way to achieve that is by RAIDing two, already powerful, PCIe drives. Although, with X299, you can invest in Intel’s on-processor RAID technology for a fee, it is, unfortunately, locked to its 600p drives, which, to be frank, pale in comparison to the likes of Samsung’s 960 Pros. The chipset, however, still supports RAID 0,1, 5, and 10, so the solution was simple: two 512GB Samsung 960 Pros in RAID 0 for the OS. On top of that, we can provide an additional 2TB of standard PCIe storage for any other programs or games we want.
For media storage, we decided to up the ante a little more, and opted for two, now almost ancient, 2TB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5-inch SSDs. We’ve set these up in RAID 0 again, to capitalize on that additional speed, and will be backing up all 7TB of storage on to our 10TB mirrored HDD array.