Wanted to post an update about my bootable NVMe Raid 0.
I got a great deal on some 960 Pro SSDs so I decided to upgrade from my 950 Pros. Original post
950 Pros (3x Raid 0 Stripe)
960 Pros (3x Raid 0 Stripe)
Used identical settings to above, resulting in a 16% increase in read speed and a 24% increase in write speed. Not staggering, but a definite upgrade.
Increasing the file size sped up my read and write significantly.
I first cloned my hard drive to a backup SSD with Carbon Copy Cloner. I then dismantled my 950 Pro raid with the following commands:
diskutil appleraid list
Then I took the UUID of the raid and ran:
diskutil appleraid delete <uuid>
Then I swapped in the new 960 Pro Drives, formatted the drives with Disk Utility, then tested each individually. The individual drives performed around 3250MB/s read and 2150MB/s write. Based on this, it appears the Softraid is about 20% slower than the single drive combined speeds.
To create the new Raid 0, I first got disk numbers for next command:
Then I created the Raid 0:
diskutil appleraid create stripe Rocket8 JHFS+ disk0 disk1 disk2